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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...
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...
Instructor and Student Relationship

Who is Taekwon-Do for?

This article will hold true for many martial arts, but I see it on a daily basis in Taekwon-Do circles. I often find myself asking, who is Taekwon-Do for? In this case, I am referring to what age bracket Taekwon-Do is most suited to. It will often come down to...
Invest in Yourself

Invest in Yourself

Taking up martial arts is about investing in yourself. Enrolling your kids in martial arts is about investing in them. Either way, I really think that it is one of the most important investments a person can make. Most people have a deluded idea about what martial...