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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - Introvert Issues

    Introvert Issues

    Question?
    Does your child struggle to stand out? Are they too quiet? Do they get pushed around or overstepped by stronger kids? That is not OKAY! Read how Martial Arts can help this 100%! First of all....
    There is nothing wrong with a quiet child! However, you do not want them to get walked on or taken advantage of. This can happen to the quiet kids. Teaching them how to stand up for themselves and speak up can be very difficult. Hurting feelings or disappointing people can be hard for kids. It is very important to help them develop a strong backbone and strong self confidence. How can I help my child?
    We are so glad you asked! We recommend two things! 1)Give your children ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - *HYDRATION MOTIVATION*

    *HYDRATION MOTIVATION*

    Happy last week of April, readers!
    We hope your month has been just as fantastic as ours! Summer is rolling our way and we are excited to be in the sunshine! I mean.. who doesn't love summertime? Today we are going to talk about things that are very serious and overlooked.. WATER and HYDRATION. Let's go there....
    Hydration is no joke. As adults we may say we are going to drink more water and do better, but do we? One thing we have to remember is that we love our kids. Because we love them we have to stay well for them. Water has so many health benefits. It is an awesome liquid! If water is so important to adults.. think about how much MORE important it is for children! ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - Stretch it out!

    Stretch it out!

    HELLO!! Today we are going to discuss a very important step in athletics! They NEED this!
    Parents.. what do you think of when you think "important part of kid sports"? Sportsmanship? Yes. Toughness? Yes. Dedication? Yes. How about stretching? YES! Stretching plays a very vital role in sports. It may seem like something that can be skipped over but IT CANNOT! Think about it..
    If you go for a 5 mile run every morning.. are you just going to get after it? Probably not. You would stretch out and warm up your muscles to avoid harm to your body. Children's sports are no different. They need to stretch out their muscles to be good to go! VeryWell.com tells us that our ....

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  • Let's talk HYGIENE

    Parents!
    Hygiene is so important! We wash our hands to keep the germs away! We brush our teeth to keep life pleasant. Oh yes.. we're going there.. DEODORANT. Keep reading to make sure your child is fully covered in the hygiene spectrum. Brushing..
    Let's talk teeth! They need to be brushed. Sugary drinks are all the rage these days. You rarely see children drinking water. You also see them eating candy and junk food. We aren't bashing it.. we all like our chips every now and then too! :) However, we just want to make sure our teeth are getting clean afterwards. Aside from clean teeth.. brushing keeps breath fresh and germs at bay. MANY germs live in your mouth! So teach your kids ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - Hard Work Pays Off

    Hard Work Pays Off

    As parents..
    It is our job to show children what hard work is all about. In our opinion.. hard work is great! It teaches children value and self reliance. Men and women work hard all day everyday. Because of this.. they get paid money to take care of their families and live. Children get to see with this alone that hard work is worth a try! But how do we teach our kids..
    Easy! We give them task to complete such as doing dishes, folding laundry, taking out the trash.. etc! If parents do everything for their children (work wise) the children will expect that for life. Life is not going to clean up after children as adults, and neither should you. Listen parents.. you work very hard ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - Protect your children from bites!

    Protect your children from bites!

    Well Parents..
    It's getting to be "that" time of year again. The flowers are blooming. The birds are singing.. and the mosquitos have NO mercy! Before you know it.. you are outside enjoying the warmth and getting covered in bites (along with your little ones!) Don't let that happen, parents! DON'T! We Reccommend..
    Bug spray, bug spray, bug spray! We understand the smell can be uninviting, but it is 2017 people! Brands now make insect repellent that smells decentl! Regardless.. use the stuff. Protect your child (and yourself!) Mosquitos can carry diseases like West Nile, Zika, Yellow Fever, Malaria.. and more! You never know what those little creatures may be carrying. Be safe and ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - Children.. Too Busy Or Not Busy Enough??

    Children.. Too Busy Or Not Busy Enough??

    Parents and Families.. Let's talk busy bodies!
    Being too busy can harm your child, yes. Running your child into the ground with clubs and sports and no free time can be dangerous. Very dangerous. Lack of sleep is not good for growing muscles. Constant stress is not good for the brain/heart. This lifestyle also doesn't make eating clean easy. HOWEVER...
    . Not being involved in anything can also be dangerous. Too much free time can lead to oversleeping, dropping grades and bad habits. We do not recommend either of these two lifestyles for a child (or an adult!) We do recommend a healthy balance!! What is a healthy balance? We are SO glad you asked! A healthy balance in our ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - 5 Tips To Keep Kids Active During School!!

    5 Tips To Keep Kids Active During School!!

    HAPPY APRIL!!

    We as parents know that kids love to play. However.. school and homework makes it difficult for our kids to stay moving! Hours of homework can lead to dinner then bed. Children lack the exercise they need! Check out these 5 easy tips to make sure your child stays active! The Big Five:
    1. Take homework breaks! A 5 minute break that consists of jumping jacks, a quick bike ride in the driveway or anything that burns energy is awesome! 2. Replace "before bed TV" with an energetic activity! 3.Take your child to the park after school. A 30 minute play-break may help focus later on! 4.Create a game! For every question answered correctly while studying.. have a 30 ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - Is Negativity Comsuming You??

    Is Negativity Comsuming You??

    We all know one person....
    Do you have a person in your life who is negative about everything? Is that person you? Listen up people!Negativity can defeat us! It can make us physically ill. Have you ever thought about that? Constant negativity effects, yes, our minds AND bodies! When you always think negatively, you speak negatively and you live negatively. It is a fact that people who live with a positive mindset.. live longer. If you want proof see what Huffington Post has to say about it in the link below! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-r-hamilton-phd/positive-people-live-long_b_774648.html It doesn't affect just you....
    A bad attitude can hurt you and your family.. ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - Parenting tips for school!!

    Parenting tips for school!!

    Making Decisions
    As parents.. we are not that different. We want our kids to do their homework, eat healthy, go to Church, etc. Some of us may have different ways and wants for our children, but we can all agree that our children's success is important. We make sure they go to school, stay well, stay clean.. and so on. Wanting the best for your child is not a crime. Wanting them to be successful is our job! How far is too far?
    Good things: -Helping your child study/do homework -Reading for 30 minutes a day with your child -Encouraging -Rewarding -Increasing homework/studying time for bad grades -Tutoring A child should be self-reliant but ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - Martial Arts for Pre-K? ABSOLUTELY!

    Martial Arts for Pre-K? ABSOLUTELY!

    How young can my child start Martial Arts?
    Great Question! We say 3 years old is the right age to begin! Some parents may think that a typical 3-5 year old could not keep up in a Martial Arts class. They may think that their child could not keep focused or disciplined. At first this may be true. However, Martial Arts brings out a side in children that some parents have never seen. This art teaches them patience and structure. It shows them how to be led instead of trying to be the leader. Coach Pros
    We enjoy the opportunity to work with our younger kids! Seeing the transformation in even just one child is rewarding.. especially when you see the behavior change in a child who.. ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - 8 reasons After School Care is THE BEST decision!

    8 reasons After School Care is THE BEST decision!

    Is after school care for your child? Do you find yourself wondering if after care is for your child? Our answer is YES! Check out our 8 great reasons why after school care is wonderful! 1. Socialization. Children need to be around other children. Keeping them one-on-one with an adult gives them way less social interaction than kids that go to after school care. 2. Work. Let's face it. It's 2017 and parents work. Leaving early means possible trouble with a boss and/or loss of pay. You work hard to take care of your family. Let us help. 3. Activity. Give your child an afternoon full of fun. Which is better.. sports and crafts or sitting in front of the TV? 4. Safety A great ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - How to DITCH bullying!!

    How to DITCH bullying!!

    Bullying in schools As you know.. bullying has long reigned in school systems. We will assume it is due to certain kids struggling with their own problems who eventually take it out on others. It is wrong, and it is definitely not okay. Question: What would you do if it was your child being bullied? We think the answer is simple. Take a stand. First things first You should ask your child if they have talked to a teacher/principal. If the answer is no.. then that should be the first step. Violence is not the answer. However, some kids MAY be violent from the start, and you wouldn't want your child to be at the wrong end of the stick. Prepare them. Get them in a Martial Arts class so they ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - Active kids are happy kids!

    Active kids are happy kids!

    Let's talk activities
    Today we want to discuss the importance of keeping your child up and moving! It seems that kids these days are too attached to their video games, cell phones and laptops. While a little computer fun is probably harmless.. hours of computer fun is sure to take away from your child. What is it taking away? Sunshine.. exercise.. communication skills.. freedom.. and much more. You could potentially be harming your child's health by letting your child play games all day. www.cyh.com says that video games could even cause health problems! How? Some video games keep the players in a state of adrenalinerush which is not healthy to let the body go through for long ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - How To Teach Your Child To Accept Losing

    How To Teach Your Child To Accept Losing

    Acceptance....
    Let's face it. Our children are bound to lose at something some day. However, that is OKAY. Failure helps teach our children. How? It's simple.. By a child understanding that they cannot always win.. they learn coping skills. They may also learn humility and much more! This is an important talk some parents do not have with their children, but we at UYS think it is important! Loser Weepers
    When kids do not learn to accept loss we face challenges like crying fits or tantrums from them. The child simply can not understand why it is okay to lose. In some cases they may even take it out on other classmates. Children should learn to work together as a team. They ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Columbus - Ultimate Youth Sports - Giving Children Choices: Good or Bad?

    Giving Children Choices: Good or Bad?

    Should you give your children choices?
    Ultimate Youth Sports thinks so! We love the idea of children making their own decisions! We understand that some children may shut down when given no option at all. Therefore we give choices. We find that this works best in tough situations. Example: A child acts out and starts a tantrum. We tell them things like, "okay.. you can keep acting out and come with me to the office OR you can behave and go join class activities. Choose what you want to do." A child naturally wants to stay out of trouble and go back to having fun so they pick to behave. Why this works
    Children have a need for structure. They want good attention and to do what is ....

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  • Martial Arts Improve Life Skills for Soul, Body, and Mind Part 1

    No matter what your age, weight, or fitness level, a quality karate program will improve a variety of important life skills while you explore your capabilities and get a great workout. You might join for one reason, but you’ll get other great benefits in addition to your primary goal. Martial Arts
    in the Movies
    Anyone who’s ever seen an action movie knows that martial arts play a big role in modern cinema. Virtually every hero uses karate to defeat his or her enemies at some point in the story. But there’s a lot more to martial arts than just flashy, fast-paced, computer-enhanced excitement on the big screen. Hollywood hits like “The Karate Kid” make ....

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  • Martial Arts Improve Life Skills for Soul, Body, and Mind Part 2

    Many martial arts schools offer programs specially designed for kids, in addition to programs for other age groups. A quality program provides much more than just self-defense training. It also imparts life skills and good values such as:
    Courtesy and Respect
    Patience
    Focus and Concentration
    Self-Control With sincere effort, the results are very impressive and easy to see!
    Although not every area has a quality martial arts school, there are now more clubs and schools across the nation than ever before. Finding one that suits your needs could be just a quick Google™ search or phone call away! In fact, some regions are very competitive, so karate schools work extra hard to ....

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  • Sports Mastery Through Martial Arts

    Have you ever listened to a coach discuss a sports player’s recent playing performance? It doesn’t matter if the results are good or bad; the coach most often attributes the performance to that player’s current confidence level. Great coaches know that players play up to their potential when they are feeling good about themselves. Isn’t this true in anything we do? To achieve success in any sport, task or activity, we must maintain a high level of personal self-confidence. The martial arts is emerging as a leading activity for developing strong self-confidence. After athletes perform poorly, they practice a little more and hope their problems go away, but most ....

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  • Preventing and Relieving Obesity in Children Part 2

    This article details how martial arts training can prevent and alleviate childhood obesity. Unfortunately, some people still view martial arts as a violent sport or only for self-defense. It may sound cliché, but for many healthy people, karate is a way of life. It combines strength and flexibility training with aerobic exercise. Results include better balance, more endurance, greater control of lean, toned bodies and more agile minds. Finding a Suitable
    Karate
    Program
    Many martial arts schools recognize the problem of childhood obesity and offer age-appropriate training programs as a solution. Each student is challenged to make progress at his or her own pace. ....

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  • How Martial Arts Improve Social Skills Part 2

    Building Self-confidence
    By learning to control our emotions and think before we act, karate students become more skilled at allowing others to participate in our lives. With regular practice, martial arts students learn to be better listeners and partners. It’s perfectly natural to want to please and impress our teachers, classmates, friends, and other people important to us. But the need to “prove” ourselves by taking unnecessary risks is reduced when we become secure and comfortable in our own skin. Students learn to set our own personal goals. We learn self-defense, but we also learn self-reliance. We find power within. These lessons build self-esteem and ....

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  • Honesty, The Best Policy

    It is easy to praise yourself for what you do well. You may be an awesome basketball player. You spar better than most students in your class. You’re able to do your homework quickly and correctly. What you do well always adds to your self-confidence. However knowing your faults will really help you grow. You must be honest with yourself to understand your faults. It is better that you realize your faults, instead of others realzing them for you. Be willing to look at your negatives and your positives, at home, in school, and during your martial arts class. Once you do, then you can improve and be more successful. Most people want quick fixes to their problems. Isn’t it easier ....

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  • Potential- The Potent Tool

    Your potential is what you can become. Believe in yourself. Be confident you can achieve any goal. It may be a small goal, such as removing the trash from the kitchen everyday. It may be a big goal, such as becoming a Black Belt. Use your abilities to reach your potential. Don’t let past failures or new challenges limit what you can do. You must believe in yourself and your abilities. You will do more than you ever thought you could. You have the abilities and the confidence. Your potential belongs to you, and only you. Put it to work and you will achieve greatness. Potential is the opportunity to be the special person you can be. You can’t do everything, but you can do ....

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  • Fear no Fear

    Fear or being afraid is part of life. You may be scared to raise your hand in class. You may be scared of a bully. Your biggest fear could be the fear of being who you really are. Be yourself because it feels right not because it’s cool. Don’t pretend to be the person you aren’t. Have confidence in your abilities. Don’t allow fear to be a barrier between you and your goals. You may be afraid to act, but have the courage to move forward. Life gives you many ways to be whoever you want to be. Don’t worry about what others might think. Be true to yourself. Fear is an important learning opportunity. Instead of running from what you fear, face it. Study your ....

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  • The Trust that won’t Rust

    Trust is the basis of all good relationships and the cornerstone of good character. Trustworthy people keep their promises. They are honest, reliable, principled and never inappropriately betray a confidence. Trust is a Black Belt characteristic. To feel like a Black Belt, you must act like a Black Belt, and that means becoming a trustworthy person. Ask yourself the following questions to determine if you are a trustworthy person:
    Is it a good idea to risk losing someone’s trust for a temporary gain?
    How important is trust in your relationships with friends and family?
    How often do you break promises?
    How often do you share secrets that you were told in confidence?
    How often do ....

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  • Martial Arts Benefit Pre-Schoolers too! Part 1

    There’s no doubt about it: pre-school age children look adorable
    in karate uniforms! But martial arts training for this age group provide more than cute photo and video opportunities to share on Facebook™, Instagram™, or Pinterest™. Many of the same benefits that older children, teenagers, and adults receive as a result of training in a quality martial arts program can be gained by kids age two to five years old. That’s on a slightly smaller scale, of course! Karate is a great tool for getting young children started on a physical fitness routine. Exercise can actually be fun! It helps prevent obesity, and develops better focus and gross motor skills. ....

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  • Martial Arts Benefit Pre-Schoolers too! Part 2

    Parents appreciate the improved fitness, attention, and good behavior that result from their preschoolers’ martial arts training. They like that the environment is positive, safe, and supervised by professionals. And they often make friends with other parents, as their children make friends with others their age. These relationships are often very beneficial for all involved, traveling outside the karate setting into home, school, and community for years to come. Pre-schoolers not only have a blast portraying their favorite cartoon characters – Power Rangers™, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™, Ninjago™, and others – they grow stronger in body, mind, and ....

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  • What is a Black Belt?

    When I first began my martial arts training, much elegance and mystique surrounded the Black Belt and all it represented. You thought of David Carradine in the Shaolin Temple lifting a boiling hot cauldron filled with water to open a door, symbolizing the start of his journey into the world. To this day, many non-martial artists think of the Black Belt as a prestigious accomplishment. To me, the Black Belt signifies the pursuit of excellence. It reveals the true character of the people who earn it and their dedication to continue to pursue their goal of becoming great at all they do. It is not just about how well they fight, but also how well they live their lives. The Black Belt mindset ....

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  • How Martial Arts Improve Social Skills Part 1

    Contrary to popular belief, karate has less to do with fighting and more to do with the improvement of mind, body, and spirit. Learning a martial art can develop social and interpersonal skills in surprising ways. There is a longstanding and deeply rooted misconception about the martial arts. Many believe the training is all about violence. However, this is not the case. It is not the goal of responsible martial arts instructors to teach students to fight. Self-defense skills are central to the practice, but their true purpose is more diverse and more important. Many important lessons can be learned from studying martial arts. Self-improvement of body, mind, and spirit is ....

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  • The Always Learning Martial Artist

    Wisdom is more than just “smarts.” It is your effort to learn new ideas everyday. You can learn from school, TV programs, your past. The life you’ve experienced and the actions you’ve taken will teach you much. If you’ve made mistakes in the past, then you can learn to avoid making the same mistakes again. That is real wisdom! If you do the opposite of your past mistakes, then you’ve learned to make the right decisions. Review your past choices before you make a new decision. You’ll be more in control of our future. Grow with wisdom and you will succeed.You will acquire more knowledge and information, as you grow older and continue your ....

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  • Enhancing your Child’s Self-Discipline with Karate Part 1

    Children are often attracted to the art of karate because of what they have seen in movies like “ Kung Fu Panda ” or the “ Karate Kid. ” The high flying kicks
    and punches
    they see onscreen excite them. Parents are often apprehensive about enrolling their kids in a sport that, on the surface, seems to be all about kicking and punching
    people. However, karate
    contains an inherent code of conduct that offers many benefits to a young child, not the least of which is a greater sense of self-discipline
    . Of all the various martial arts programs
    that are available to kids, karate
    is among the best. Motor skills take time to develop, and karate
    , with its broad, ....

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  • Enhancing Your Child’s Self-Discipline with Karate

    Children are often attracted to the art of karate because of what they have seen in movies like “ Kung Fu Panda ” or the “ Karate Kid. ” The high flying kicks
    and punches
    they see onscreen excite them. Parents are often apprehensive about enrolling their kids in a sport that, on the surface, seems to be all about kicking and punching
    people. However, karate
    contains an inherent code of conduct that offers many benefits to a young child, not the least of which is a greater sense of self-discipline
    . Of all the various martial arts programs
    that are available to kids, karate
    is among the best. Motor skills take time to develop, and karate
    , with its ....

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  • Summer is a Great Time to Get Started in the Martial Arts Part 2

    Another great benefit of a martial arts summer is the many opportunities presented during the season of fun. Chances abound to compete in tournaments, to play, learn, and socialize in day camps, to show off new skills at community events, and to be seen as emerging leaders. A wide range of summer activities keeps boredom at bay and lightens the load for parents seeking safe, wholesome, and engaging tasks for their children. Many parents choose the summer months to enroll their children – and themselves – in a quality martial arts program in order to establish a routine that lasts throughout the year, across all seasons, rain or shine. By starting this healthy activity ....

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  • Preventing and Relieving Obesity in Children Part 1

    This article details how martial arts training can prevent and alleviate childhood obesity. Childhood obesity rates have skyrocketed in recent decades. It’s now a major health concern in many parts of the world. Millions of concerned parents have turned to martial arts for a safe, effective way to help their children get and keep body mass under control. Physical fitness in a structured, year-round activity helps prevent or cure serious health problems like Type 2 Diabetes and other costly, limiting, and painful conditions. A toned, flexible body resists injury and recovers from sickness or damage much faster. A healthy physique leads to greater self-esteem and confidence. ....

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  • Choosing the Right Karate School

    In the Karate business
    , not all schools are created equal. Karate instructors
    generally do not have to answer to a state agency; or even have specific training. Some schools, require all instructors to become certified prior to owning or operating a Karate school
    . Be sure to research and find a Karate school that is safe and convenient. Below are some key steps, questions to ask and tips when choosing a Karate School
    :
    Research on the internet
    . Read Martial Art Articles, stories, testimonials, and learn as much as you can about your local Karate schools
    .
    Make an appointment
    . The school should offer a free introductory class
    , take it and experience the class, academy and ....

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  • The Always Learning Martial Artist

    Wisdom is more than just “smarts.” It is your effort to learn new ideas everyday. You can learn from school, TV programs, your past. The life you’ve experienced and the actions you’ve taken will teach you much. If you’ve made mistakes in the past, then you can learn to avoid making the same mistakes again. That is real wisdom! If you do the opposite of your past mistakes, then you’ve learned to make the right decisions. Review your past choices before you make a new decision. You’ll be more in control of our future. Grow with wisdom and you will succeed.You will acquire more knowledge and information, as you grow older and continue your ....

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  • Enhancing your Child’s Self-Discipline with Karate Part 1

    Children are often attracted to the art of karate because of what they have seen in movies like “ Kung Fu Panda ” or the “ Karate Kid. ” The high flying kicks
    and punches
    they see onscreen excite them. Parents are often apprehensive about enrolling their kids in a sport that, on the surface, seems to be all about kicking and punching
    people. However, karate
    contains an inherent code of conduct that offers many benefits to a young child, not the least of which is a greater sense of self-discipline
    . Of all the various martial arts programs
    that are available to kids, karate
    is among the best. Motor skills take time to develop, and karate
    , with its ....

    Read more
  • Back to School with a Winning Martial Arts Attitude Part 1

    The most important class your kids can take this semester covers a lot of territory – history, philosophy, geography, physics, business etiquette, speech, and of course P.E. But it isn’t held in the schoolroom – it happens every day at your local martial arts school! While academic studies are vital for growing minds and bodies, training in a traditional martial arts discipline provides a wide range of life-long abilities that school alone simply can’t provide. That’s why so many parents are enrolling their kids in karate – to supplement, support, and maximize the results of the training they receive in school. Year-round, structured activities ....

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  • Back to School with a Winning Martial Arts Attitude Part 2

    The goal of a good martial arts program is to transform students into motivated, confident, capable, and self-reliant leaders in life.
    This goal is largely achieved by conquering physical and mental challenges. Starting with this goal in mind, the pathway to success becomes apparent in short order. Short-term and long-term goals are set. Knowledge and wisdom acquired. Obstacles overcome or bypassed. Motor skills practiced and refined. With time-tested and age-appropriate curriculums, karate students learn just how powerful their wining attitudes really are. The amazing results of this training quickly become clear, especially in terms of performance and behavior at school. ....

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  • The Language of Martial Arts Leadership Part 1

    Karate training gives students a new outlook on life by learning, applying, and adopting virtues like respect, honor, and discipline. Parents applaud the many opportunities to show and instill their values, which become lifelong habits with regular practice. One of the most important benefits of martial arts training is the character building that comes with setting and reaching goals. The value of hard work is crystal clear as strength, endurance, flexibility, and overall fitness improve. Sincere effort leads to knowledge of the art and self-defense abilities. Achievement builds confidence! Some of these benefits can be gained in other sports, but the martial arts are well ....

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  • The Family that Kicks Together Sticks Together Part 1

    Martial arts have been shown to provide mental and physical health benefits like weight loss, muscle gain, stress relief, and self-confidence. Karate training also reduces depression, improves circulation, and improves overall health of the body. Now more than ever, lots of parents, kids, and siblings are training together. This builds family unity and gives everyone the chance to teach and learn from each other. Traditional martial arts are founded on the body’s natural design. As a result, many styles are primed to develop a stronger core. In quality programs, the focus is first placed on growing muscles to be more powerful, flexible, and durable. This helps the student’s ....

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  • How Karate For Kids Teaches Discipline

    This article is about how the Karate for Kids program can help teach kids discipline. It goes on to detail some of the ways this will occur. Karate for Kids at Columbus Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness
    As a martial arts instructor, I have been teaching karate for kids for many years. During that time, I have found parents bring their children to our unique karate program for a variety of reasons. Some kids are overweight and Karate for Kids helps them to slim down, improve their body image and increase self-esteem. Others are bullied at school or lack confidence and find that martial arts bolsters their self-worth and helps them develop the confidence to be leaders. However, a ....

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  • Increase Your Physical Fitness Routine

    This article explains how karate program can increase the quality of one’s fitness program. It goes on to detail the various ways in which this will occur. Fitness Through Martial Arts Columbus Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness
    is an award winning martial arts training facility located in Muscogee County
    . We have been helping adults and children improve the quality of their lives for many years. Taking classes at our training facility is a great way to increase your confidence, meet new people and have fun while improving the overall quality of your physical fitness routine. ....

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  • Engaging In Martial Arts To Combat Childhood Obesity

    This article details the problems of childhood obesity and presents martial arts as a good possible solution. It also presents Columbus Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness
    as one of the best options available to concerned parents. Posted in Blog Tagged childhood-obesity|fitness|martial-arts|spotlight|strength-training
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    Increase The Quality Of Your Physical Fitness Routine Choosing the Right Karate School ....

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  • 3 Ways That Martial Arts Can Enhance Your Life Skills

    Columbus Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness
    operates one of the top rated Martial Arts studios in and around the Muscogee County
    area. Enhance various life skills while you explore your capabilities and get a good workout too. Martial Arts Anyone who’s ever seen an action adventure movie is no doubt aware of the prevalence martial arts plays in the cinema, but there’s a lot more to it than just an exciting action scene on the big screen. ....

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  • Martial Art Training Can Positively Impact Social Skills

    Learning social skills is important for everyone. The study of martial arts can help teach these skills in surprising ways. Martial Arts There is a longstanding and deeply rooted misconception about the martial arts that I will address at the outset. It is not our goal, nor that of any responsible teachers of martial arts, to teach our students to fight. We do instruct in the ways of self defense and that does include the ability to defend oneself, but the purpose of our school is more diverse and we believe, more important than that. ....

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  • 3 Safety Tips Your Child Will Learn In A Karate School

    Columbus Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness
    offers three safety tips that your child will learn in this Columbus, GA
    karate school. Through the “Karate For Kids Life Skills System”, a special program, kids learn how to be safe. Columbus, GA
    Karate Columbus Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness
    is a top notch martial arts training facility. Our martial arts school is located in Columbus, GA
    . We have been providing martial arts classes for members of the community for many years. ....

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  • 3 Strength Enhancing Martial Art Techniques

    This article is about increasing your strength through three popular martial arts techniques. The techniques are punching and two different kinds of kicks. Martial Arts I’ve found that people come to Columbus Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness
    for a number of reasons. Some are attracted to martial arts because they want to learn to defend themselves. Others come because they want to tap into martial arts’ vast power as a tool for personal growth. Still others come merely because they are looking for a way to get in shape that’s fun and spares them the tedious repetitiveness of the gym. ....

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  • Choosing the Right Karate School

    In the Karate business, not all schools are created equal. Karate instructors generally do not have to answer to a state agency; or even have specific training. Some schools, require all instructors to become certified prior to owning or operating a Karate school. Be sure to research and find a Karate school that is safe and convenient. Below are some key steps, questions to ask and tips when choosing a Karate School: Research on the internet. Read Martial Art Articles, stories, testimonials, and learn as much as you can about your local Karate schools. Make an appointment. The school should offer a free introductory class, take it and experience the class, academy and instructors. ....

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  • Top Instructors Teach Quality Martial Arts

    In the middle of the 19 th century, martial arts were less known to people in the west. Yet, they were widely popular in their homelands for centuries. They were being used to train warriors and villagers for self-defense purposes as frequent attacks were imminent at those places. Today, martial arts has seen a rise in popularity and has been a part of every Olympic Games tournament since last few decades. New forms of martial arts are being explored and developed by various schools and organizations around the world. Passing the tradition
    Legends or veterans of martial arts are now left with a duty of passing on their traditions to the next generation. To achieve that purpose, some ....

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  • Preschool Age Kids Do Well in Karate

    Practicing martial arts has been popularized Karate. With its root in the Japanese history, techniques used in karate evolved through different stages of the cultural exchange that spread from the the Ryukyu Islands to the entire world. Contemporary trends in martial arts training toy with the idea of preschool karate training. Indeed, it is beneficial to a preschooler’s all-round development and it can be realized only by dismounting popular myths. Development of various cells and tissues kicks in after the age of four and by that time, a child has successfully cleared the stage of the basic motor and communication development. Advancing to the next stage depends on the ....

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  • Physical Fitness with Martial Arts for Men

    When it comes to the issue of physical fitness, martial arts for men offers a number of unique advantages. In most of the martial arts for men, training is done without special equipment or weights. Students practice in groups or in their individual capacity. As the body knows its limits, strains or injuries are very rare. The complete muscle network of the body, from fingers to toes, undergoes rigorous exercise in a well-balanced martial arts school. Uncountable Benefits
    The emphasis in executing a perfect kicking movement, twisting the trunks and counter balancing hand movements create well toned muscle and firm abdomen. The raising high of the legs in most martial arts kicks lead ....

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  • How Martial Arts Help Develop Greater Self Discipline

    The ability to control our emotions, our desires and our reactions can be a huge asset both in personal and professional life. However, it is a very difficult to attain this state of balance and control; but with regular practice of martial arts, it is indeed possible. Martial arts for men and women is not just a way to improve health or to learn self defense. Of the many mental benefits this skill imparts is the ability to develop and maintain self discipline in life itself. It’s All About Control
    Martial arts are all about control although it does not teach the practitioner to focus on overpowering or gaining control of the weaker opponent. What it does impart is the ability to ....

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  • Martial Arts Self Defense for Men and Women

    It is a common misconception that only women need to develop self-defense skills to safeguard their person or their rights. The reality is that every man who would like to live life in his chosen way without interference should learn essential Martial Arts self defense skills too. This becomes extremely important if you would like to avoid violence in any form even as you are trying to establish your rights. Martial arts for men and women offers the perfect way to protect oneself or loved ones from threatening situations or dangerous people without unnecessarily causing harm to anyone. The mental benefits of martial arts
    As a householder, father, spouse or friend, you feel responsible ....

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  • Becoming a Leader in Martial Arts

    Learning any form of martial arts can result in a ton of benefits. You can get fit, develop self-confidence, gain discipline, and learn to defend yourself. But, one of the greatest benefits you can receive from learning martial arts is the ability to lead or become a leader. Leadership skills are very much a part of the learning process in martial arts. However, the road to leadership in martial arts is not an easy one. There are several challenges to face and hardships to overcome. Nevertheless, it can be done and there are ways to learn the skills needed to become a leader. Here are a few ways in which leadership can be achieved through martial arts: Have a vision
    As soon as you ....

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  • Advantages of Stretching in the Martial Arts

    Most good fitness and martial arts trainers will insist on children as well as adults doing stretches before starting a session and before finishing for the day. But there are many who do not understand why stretching is important for kids and choose to skip these few minutes of class. Not stretching can cause a lot of problems for you physically and mentally. Why is stretching so important? Read on to find out. Advantages of stretching
    Stretching is extremely important before any kind of exercise, including martial arts for kids. Stretching regularly helps to increase muscle and joint flexibility, so that you can do various postures, exercises and movements better over time. Here ....

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  • Martial Arts Training for Real Life Situations

    Picture this. It is late in the night and you are walking back home by yourself. Suddenly, you see someone jumping onto your path from one of the alleys and trying to mug you. Would you feel more prepared to fight off the mugger and save yourself if you were trained in martial arts? Martial arts was supposed to be a practical sport that helped keep you fit and ready for real life dangers. But today, it has become more of a sport or a form of exercise than a way of protecting yourself in everyday life, even for young kids. This is happening because of the way these arts are taught today. They are frequently modified to seem more like exercise than what they were really meant for. Can ....

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  • Finding Peace through Martial Arts

    Martial arts are taught as a supplementary combat technique to law enforcement officers and soldiers. Most people forget, however, that martial arts can also be a path to inner peace. When a martial arts exponent kneels and closes her eyes and then opens them, it means that she has used the time to focus on her mind. It is the path to finding the inner peace and inner strength. Aim of martial arts
    The aim of any training in martial arts is to achieve inner peace. It mentally and physically empowers you, and helps you as a professional, student, mother and wife. You can accept the gravest of responsibilities and resolve a number of conflicts by maintaining control. Martial arts for ....

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  • Endurance Training With Martial Arts

    Exercise is an important part of staying healthy. However, there are different kinds of exercises and doing all of them is the best way to gain maximum benefit. Generally, there are 4 categories of exercise that a karate school will focus on. These include:
    Strength
    Balance
    Flexibility
    Endurance Unfortunately, a lot of people, especially men, tend to focus on only strength, balance, and flexibility training, while leaving out endurance exercises. Endurance training in Karate involves raising the body’s heart and respiration rate. This helps in boosting overall fitness and also improves the health of organs such as the heart and lungs. The general misconception is that, ....

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  • Stress Reduction for Kids

    As an adult, you may feel that childhood is the most pleasant, stress-free phase of life. However, look at it from your child’s perspective and things may look a little different. Kids these days feel stressed due to a lot of factors – exam fear, peer pressure, bullying are just some of them. However, did you know that martial arts can also help your kids manage their stress, apart from making them proficient in self defense techniques? Martial arts for stress management
    One of the first things that children are taught in self defense classes is to stay calm. They are advised to handle stressful situations calmly, whereas normally people are likely to panic or freeze ....

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  • Physical Fitness for Kids

    Physical fitness is synonymous with healthy living and the sooner parents explain it to children the better. Most children these days tend to be coach potatoes, with hardly any physical exercise. If you are worried about your child not getting enough exercise, you could enroll him/her in a martial arts class. Martial arts for kids aim at keeping children physically fit while developing their mental strength. Safe way to staying physically fit
    Martial arts training does not involve the use of weights, making it safe for children. Moreover, it focuses on almost every part of the body as all of it comes into play during the training. Most martial arts techniques like taekwondo and ....

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  • Training for Real Life Situations

    Women learn martial arts for a number of reasons. One of the reasons is self defense. If you want to learn a martial art for protecting yourself, then there are a number of choices for you. Keep in mind that each martial art style incorporates its own characteristic techniques, which is applicable to self defense in the real world. However, when it comes to deciding the answer to the question of being the best, then it depends on the situation and your preferences. If you want to learn martial arts for defending yourself in real world situations, you can consider a few martial arts styles for learning. Kickboxing
    Kickboxing has its own versions of kicks and punches applicable to ....

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  • Finding Peace through Martial Arts

    Martial arts are taught as a supplementary combat technique to law enforcement officers and soldiers. Most people forget, however, that martial arts can also be a path to inner peace. When a martial arts exponent kneels and closes her eyes and then opens them, it means that she has used the time to focus on her mind. It is the path to finding the inner peace and inner strength. Aim of Martial Arts
    The aim of any training in martial arts is to achieve inner peace. It mentally and physically empowers you, and helps you as a professional, student, mother and wife. You can accept the gravest of responsibilities and resolve a number of conflicts by maintaining control. Martial arts ....

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  • Greater Self Discipline for Kids

    Children should be encouraged to take up martial arts classes because the art not just helps with self defense, but offers much more. Greater self-confidence and self discipline are the major advantages of martial arts for kids. Learning martial arts is difficult and calls for a lot of dedication and commitment. It takes years of practice to master the nuances of the art, which requires a lot of self discipline on the part of the learner. Self discipline with martial arts
    The first step of martial arts training is commitment, which means your kid will have to lead a disciplined life to stick to the rules set out as per the course. It teaches them to lead a devoted, disciplined life ....

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  • Stress Reduction in Martial Arts Training

    The core purpose of martial arts is to ‘end conflict’ whether it is a real life opponent or whether it pertains to ending your inner conflict that gives rise to immense stress. Instead of looking at martial arts as training for combat, it is far more appropriate to understand it as a means to improve physical and mental wellness. In particular, the art form or martial art will help improve focus and alertness and work wonders in reducing stress levels within the style of martial arts. Improving control over your mind and body

    For men who face extreme stress at work, taking up martial arts is a simple, very effective solution that also yields several other significant ....

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  • Greater Self-Discipline and Self-Control for Kids

    Children should be encouraged to take up martial arts classes because the art not just helps with self-defense, but offers much more. Greater self-confidence and self-discipline are the major advantages of martial arts for kids. Learning martial arts is difficult and calls for a lot of dedication and commitment. It takes years of practice to master the nuances of the art, which requires a lot of self-discipline on the part of the learner. Self-Discipline with Martial Arts
    The first step of martial arts training is the commitment, which means your kid will have to lead a disciplined life to stick to the rules set out as per the course. It teaches them to lead a devoted, disciplined ....

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  • Leadership Skills

    Martial arts training for women can deliver great leadership skills. It teaches all that an ideal leader should have: discipline, courtesy, respect, and honor. The setting of goals is important in both. The best part about leadership skills that it is possible to acquire them even if you are not born with them. Martial arts invariably nurtures the leadership quality in learners of the skill. An excellent exponent of the martial art techniques will have an unfair advantage not only in the job market but also in life. It is immaterial what your goals are, and whether they are huge or small. What matters is your wish to lead. Daring to dream
    If you want to be a leader, your ....

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  • Self Defense for Kids

    Learning the art of self-defense is important for every individual, especially kids who may become easy targets to violence or bullying. Your child need not be an expert in self-defense techniques, but making him/her learn at least the basics will keep him/her safe and give you peace of mind. Martial arts for kids are an important aspect of self-defense. Children can take up classes like karate, taekwondo, kung fu and jujitsu to stay protected when they sense danger. Another advantage of encouraging your kids to take up self-defense classes early on is that they can learn the art quickly and perfect it over time. Karate for self-defense
    Karate is a Japanese system of self-defense, ....

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  • Develop Leadership Skills with Martial Arts

    There is a constant dearth of leaders in every walk of life. Everyone likes to wait around, take orders and not accept responsibility for themselves or anyone else. Not everyone is born a leader, but it is a skill that can be learned with dedication and practice. Also, the earlier the skill training, the easier it becomes to inculcate leadership skills. What do martial arts have to do with instilling the spirit of leadership among kids, though? Does martial arts training help develop leadership skills?
    Learning martial arts has many benefits for kids and adults. But one benefit that not many know of is that these arts can contribute to developing leadership skills, especially ....

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  • Muscle Tone with Martial Arts Training

    Martial arts is one of the most popular forms of contact sports out there today. However, there are many reasons as to why people opt for martial arts. Some take it up purely as a way to learn self-defense, while others take it up for the discipline and focus that it teaches. But, that’s not all one can gain from learning martial arts. Martial arts is also great for fitness as well. It uses complex movements and exercises to train the body and also improve muscle tone. There are any martial art forms, and each has a unique effect on the body. They are all high-intensity forms that are great for cardiovascular and strength training. How martial arts contribute to muscle toning
    ....

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  • Physical Fitness

    Martial arts for women is also a good way to keep yourself fit and alert. For most women, physical fitness has always been about losing weight to get that perfect shape or to fit into their favorite dress. Though these are good enough reasons to hit the gym, there is some more good news for women. Taking part in physical fitness has not only been known to improve weight loss but also helps to improve several other bodily functions. Here are a few more reason to motivate all the fitness loving women out there: Cancer risk reduction
    Multiple studies have indicated that women who engage in physical fitness on a regular basis,s tend to be at lesser risk in term of developing colon, ....

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  • Karate For Kids: Things To Know

    So you want to enroll your child in Karate? Unless you have some experience in this yourself you will want to consider these factors when picking a location or school to have your little one attend.
    Get a referral. Someone in your circle of friends knows a place or someone that they recommend. After all, aside from the time and money you invest, trust has got to be the main concern for your child.
    How are the classes run? You will want to find a balance between fun and learning. If the program stresses discipline and your child doesn’t respond to learning in a strict environment then that could be a red flag. There needs to be a fun element to learning at the same time so your ....

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  • Martial Arts: Not Just For Kids

    Everyone has their own image of martial arts training. Some picture an old temple off in the mountains, others a secluded Japanese style training hall in the woods and some picture the more modern school approach. Regardless of your vision, we have all seen the ads from martial arts schools all over the world stating the benefits martial arts training will have on your kids. That’s because in the 1980’s the focus shifted dramatically to martial arts for kids thanks to the Karate Kid movie. This is not to say that teaching kids is wrong in any way shape or form but rather that it has somehow neglected adult enrollment for more lucrative kids programs. Business aside, take ....

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