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Buying Martial Arts Classes
Buying Martial Arts Classes

In the consumer market of today, people have fallen into the mindset of buying martial arts classes. Martial arts are treated as a commodity and are haggled for like cheap jewelry in a flea market. While private martial arts schools charge for membership, the...

Instructor and Student Relationship
Instructor and Student Relationship

In traditional martial arts, the Instructor and Student relationship is a special one. It is formed over time and at the heart of it are trust and loyalty. Instructors and students often forget that it is a two-way street. Trust and loyalty must flow in both...

Be Positive
Be Positive

Positive thinking, quite simply, is the belief in oneself. Similarly, like physical skill development in martial arts, positivity takes training and practice. Therefore, it is a purposely created habit. Martial Arts for Positive Thinking A beautiful place to develop...

The Importance of the White Belt
The Importance of the White Belt

The importance of the white belt is often disregarded. It is the lowest belt in the martial arts hierarchy. Therefore, students are generally in a big hurry to leave the starkness of it behind. Setting the Stage As a new student, you will do anything to avoid the...

Is Taekwondo for Adults?
Is Taekwondo for Adults?

Is Taekwon-Do for adults? Or, is it a playtime activity for kids? While this question frustrates me, I can understand why people ask it. Essentially, it is both. Different strains of Taekwondo have developed in recent years. They have gone in different directions and...

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