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How Gymnastics Can Increase Martial Arts Performance

Those who cross-train regularly will know that doing other forms of physical activity can heighten martial arts performance. Gymnastics has quickly become a popular type of cross-training for martial arts, not only adding variety to one’s training, but also bring a number of benefits, such as specific muscles development you may not otherwise attain from just martial arts training.

The Benefits of Sparring at your Martial Arts School

While repetition will help ensure that your technique is on point, the same techniques are wasted if never put into a real-world scenario. Sparring is a unique method of training and can help your students understand and familiarize themselves with the nuances of combat. Through sparring, students can gain invaluable experience and react in a tournament or in self-defense as

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The Fighting Styles of 5 Famous Martial Artists

In the world of martial arts, there are a vast number of different fighting styles with various origins. Steeped in history and deep traditions, all carry fascinating backstories and are still practiced to this day. Some of the most famous martial artists in the world have left incredible legacies by inventing new fighting styles, which are often born by blending

Should your School Use Student Handbooks

Student handbooks can be a valued resource and tool for your students, used as a supplement to your school’s instruction. It’s where they can find information about things that may have been introduced during their first lessons, but aren’t as frequently referred to thereafter, such as the history of your martial art, etiquette, and terminology.

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Is Cross-training Important for Martial Artists?

Cross-training refers to training in any sport or activity that isn’t in your usual practice, with the goal of improving performance. Cross-training can help you work on other muscle groups while also strengthening the ones that you use for martial arts. In combining methods from different activities, you can benefit from a very productive workout and improve your athleticism.

Why you Should Hold Parent-Teacher Meetings

When it comes to teaching children, you’re expected to work with parents as well. Oftentimes, parents may have expectations or goals for their children, whether they be disciplinary, physical, or otherwise. Therefore, it’s important to keep parents apprised of your students’ progress, letting them know how their children are doing in your martial arts classes. You can do

Martial Arts Recovery: 5 Tips for Post-injury Care

Despite taking care to enact proper form and technique when practicing martial arts, injuries will happen in a student’s journey. When the situation arises, proper post-injury care is crucial. If injuries are left untended and an injured student continues to practice with pain, there can be permanent damage to his or her body. While there’s an age-old mantra

Optimizing Social Media Marketing for your Dojo

Now more than ever, social media marketing is one of the most important and effective ways to reach a new audience. While traditional methods of marketing are still valuable for many businesses (though in decline), social media is capable of breaking down barriers that traditional forms were never able to approach and can help small businesses, in particular, succeed.


A Beginner's Guide to Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-jitsu is currently named as one of the most popular forms of martial arts. Originally hailing from Japan, jiu-jitsu focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It may seem intimidating to those who are unfamiliar with the sport, especially if they’re not used to the amount of contact that fighters come into. However, by focusing on proper technique and taking

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5 Top Online Resources for Martial Arts School Owners

To quote a very popular band who first sang it in the ‘60s, “[We] get by with a little help from [our] friends.” The same applies to your martial arts school. No matter how well your school is run, by getting some assistance from different resources — whether they be from a neighboring school or from an online resource — you can

8 Martial Arts Warm-Up Exercises Kids Will Love

With adults and children alike, injury prevention is a serious topic. Little bodies should place importance on warming up before engaging in rigorous exercise, such as martial arts training, since young students are also at risk of injury. Warming up can reduce the likelihood of an injury, such as a pulled muscle, as well as center and focus your younger

5 Summer Camp Ideas to Kick-start your New School

With summer right around the corner, now is the best time to think about what summer camp classes to offer your students. This is an opportune moment to better relationships with your current clients and attract new ones. Children have an abundance of spare time over the summer months, and parents are keen on providing a memorable, enriching school holiday

Improving Martial Arts Technique through Psychology

Those who are students of martial arts understand that there is an enormous mental component to the practice. Just as martial arts can improve mental health – thanks to its tenets and philosophies that relate to self-discipline, integrity, and other positive traits –psychology can also inversely help improve martial arts technique. Sport psychology, in particular, can enhance the performance of a