With great organizations, spokespeople and initiatives out there educating people on mental health issues, our understanding of it has drastically improved, over the past 10 years. Mental illness affects 1 in 4 people, making it very common. While professional consultation with a doctor is required to properly treat a serious mental health condition, martial arts can help you in therapy,
Martial Arts and Mental Health
Nutrition & Lifestyle Habits for Martial Artists
Nutrition is an incredibly important component of high performance. Without proper nutrition, your body won’t be able to grow and get stronger in the long run. Plateaus will hit everyone at some point and a lacking nutritional profile will bring that on much sooner. Although we mention calories below, we’re not going too in-depth with calorie counting or
Benefits of Martial Arts for Women
The Martial arts are frequently thought upon as a very masculine practice. While gender shouldn’t be an issue, we do find that many women either disregard martial arts as a guy’s endeavor or are intimidated by the perception of a boys’ club. That being said, there are so many great benefits for women practicing martial arts and this
Using Martial Arts Marketing to Create Lifelong Students
Martial arts is a journey that takes many, many years to master. Focusing on creating lifelong students at your martial arts school will help build your school’s legacy and its contribution to the martial arts community. Additionally, these students are the ones who will carry your teachings and hopefully pass them on to new students.
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Combating Bullying with Martial Arts
Bullying seems to be one of those things we’ve all grown up with. Kids can be mean and, without an internalized understanding of the consequences of bullying, this can lead to aggression towards classmates, neighbors and others. Sometimes this comes with big, lifelong consequences for both the bullied and those doing the bullying.
With the right role models
Should My Martial Arts School Celebrate Holidays?
Holidays are a time for celebration, honoring and building community. From a sociological perspective, holidays serve as opportunities to increase social bonds and to give people time off work, leading to better health, wellbeing and happiness. For many people who are members at membership-based businesses such as martial arts schools, one of the things they may look forward to doing
Participation Trophies: How They Benefit Your Students
As with many parenting debates, the benefits of participation awards are highly controversial. On one hand, there are parents who think participation awards are a great way to encourage kids to be active, without causing feelings of entitlement or unrealistic expectations. On the other, there are parents who think this builds an unrealistic view of the real world and warps
What Programs Should My Martial Arts School Open With?
When you first open up your martial arts school, you’ll have to decide which martial arts school programs to teach. While many of your options will be restricted by your access to specific instructors or having students at a certain level, the programs you select will set the tone for your first year of growth. Depending on your resources,
Martial Arts Federation Spotlight: World Taekwondo Federation
Most popular martial arts have an international federation that governs their art. Their predominant mission is usually to promote the martial art, maintain standards of tradition and curriculum, as well as to sanction official competitions and belt rankings. In Taekwondo, the World Taekwondo Federation reigns supreme.
One thing that sets the WTF apart from most martial arts federations is
2016 Martial Arts SuperShow: The Expo for Champions
It's not like we ever need a reason to go to Vegas – but if we did, there’s none better than to attend the most anticipated industry event of the year: the 2016 Martial Arts SuperShow. ChampionsWay was once again a proud Platinum sponsor for 2016. Every year, thousands of martial arts enthusiasts from across the globe flock to Sin
Can Kids Encourage Parents to Join Martial Arts?
The benefits of martial arts training for kids are well documented and, because of this, martial arts are incredibly popular for kids. That being said, martial arts are also incredibly beneficial for adults. A great way to increase your referrals is to teach a high quality martial arts practice in a positive and fun (when appropriate) environment. This will make
How Can My Martial Arts School Help My Community?
As martial artists, we have a duty to be upstanding member of our communities. Discipline is instilled in us and we learn the importance of integrity, perseverance, indomitable spirit, with some martial arts even focusing on the importance of nature. We find that many martial artists have incredible social consciences and, as business owners, we have a bigger opportunity to
Facebook Marketing for Martial Arts Schools
Facebook has become a great resource for businesses and organizations looking to effectively promote themselves. According to , there are over 1.65 billion monthly active Facebook users and the number is still growing. Even in one day, an average of 1.09 billion people log on.
With so many users, it’s become one of the best places
Helping Kids Resist Peer Pressure
Growing up can be tough for some kids. It’s a time when you aren't always sure of yourself and you’re trying your best to fit in with the other kids at school. There are definitely moments when kids can be susceptible to peer pressure. Many parents are worried that their child might do something wrong, not necessarily because
How to Motivate Students When They're Discouraged
Motivation is a tricky and fickle beast. It can come and go and when you don’t have it, challenges become that much more difficult. It happens to many and knowing how to turn it around is one step in the battle.
So what happens when a student at your martial arts school starts to lose their motivation? Without