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The Best Age to Start Training in Martial Arts

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Here at MP USA, we get asked a lot of questions. One of the most common inquiries is, “What’s the best age to start training in martial arts?”   Our answer is, of course, any age! Keep reading to learn more.* *Whatever your age, please remember to consult with your primary care physician before beginning any exercise/fitness program. Considerations for Kids In some disciplines, such as karate and taekwondo, children as young as three can begin training. In others, such as the military self-defense system of krav maga, participants have to be at least 16.  In our Ogden, UT studio, which…

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Empowering Children to Excel in School Through Martial Arts Training

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It’s that time again! School shopping. Back-to-school night. Sign-ups for the PTA. As you’re helping your children prepare for the 2019-2020 school year, we’d like you to consider something you might not be familiar with. Today’s conversation is about empowering children to excel in school through martial arts training. Huh? At MP USA, we can link ANYTHING to martial arts, including the zombie apocalypse! Because we’re so passionate about the value of Merpati Putih, the Indonesian martial art we practice, it’s easy for us to explain how the skills we teach in our Ogden, Utah studio can cross-apply to the…

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7 Ideas to Finish Your Summer Strong and Healthy

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We’re deep in the dog days of summer – the hottest months of the year when we can’t decide whether we want cooler weather to come already or whether we want the lazy, sun-soaked days to drag on a little while longer.

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Myths and Truths About Mind Over Matter

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Sometimes, it’s fun to try to wrap our heads around those things that make you go, “hmmm.” To get your mental muscle-flexing, we’re going to play a True or False game today to explore some myths and truths about mind over matter.  The Questions Please take a stab at responding True or False to the following statements. Then, keep reading to see how well you did on our quiz! Mind over matter can help you lose weight. Mind over matter has no impact on sports performance. Mind over matter can create real reactions to fake positives AND to false negatives….

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5 Martial Arts Myths You Should Know

5 Martial Arts Myths You Should Know

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Merriam-Webster defines a myth as “an unfounded or false notion.” Often, we use myths to explain, justify or rationalize something we don’t understand…but this can lead to the perpetuation of many negative perceptions!

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Improving Public Speaking Through Martial Arts Training

Improving Public Speaking Through Martial Arts Training

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Did you know that public speaking is #3 on Iron Mind’s list of top 10 human fears? In fact, getting up in front of a crowd terrifies many people more than snakes, monsters, airplanes, demons, AND being poisoned! Termed “glossophobia,” fear of public speaking is an anxiety disorder that can be treated with medication, therapy, psychoeducation and more. Once you overcome your fears, you can hire professional speaking coaches and join groups such as Toastmasters to polish your technique…OR you can work on improving public speaking through martial arts training. What Makes Public Speaking So Scary? Fear of public speaking…

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5 Daily Practices That Help Us Overcome Fear

5 Daily Practices That Help Us Overcome Fear

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Watch the news for 30 seconds, and you’ll see that we live in a scary world. Crime. Violence. Natural disaster. Political unrest. The list goes on…And the fear gets personal when we’re confronted with close-to-home challenges such as health problems or financial woes. It’s easy to get caught up in wondering, “What am I going to do?” Do you have this thought often? If so, don’t worry. Today, we’re going to share 5 daily practices that help us overcome fear. What Is Fear? Psychology Today defines fear as, “an emotional response induced by a perceived threat, which causes a change…

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Gaining Mental Muscle with Martial Arts Training

Gaining Mental Muscle with Martial Arts Training

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If you watch a replay of the 2019 NPC Empire Classic Bodybuilding Championships, you’ll see some amazing muscles. Bodybuilding is a challenging sport, and participants work hard to achieve mind-blowing results. However, you don’t have to be a professional bodybuilder to take advantage of the benefits of weight training. According to Kristin Gustafson, Exercise Science and Wellness Coordinator at Rasmussen College, lifting weights is good for everyone: “Not only does strength training increase your physical work capacity, it also improves your ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL’s). You will be able to work harder and longer with the…

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Building Children’s Intrapersonal Skills Through Martial Arts Training

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Childhood can be tough! Just ask a kid! Recently, we asked a group of children and teens to describe the challenges they face each day, and here are some of the things they listed: Bullying Feeling overwhelmed at school Feeling misunderstood Fights with friends and family Peer pressure Being tired Poor self-esteem Getting in trouble Thankfully, most of these challenges can be successfully addressed, and today we’re going to share some empowering tools to help our children navigate the obstacles they face. The focus of our conversation is on building children’s intrapersonal skills through martial arts training. Advantages of Martial…

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