youth leadership development at MP USA Martial Arts

Youth Leadership Developmental at MP USA Martial Arts Academy in Ogden Utah

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We can tell you all about how great Merpati Putih (MP) is for developing youth, but sometimes the best explanations are no match for a real-life example. So, today, we are going to introduce you to an outstanding young man named Jaxon. In the process, you will learn a little something about youth leadership development at MP USA Martial Arts Academy in Ogden Utah. What Mas Nate and Mas Mike Have to Say about Jaxon Before we get into the interview with Jaxon, here is what Mas Nate and Mas Mike, the owners and certified trainers at MP USA, had…

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Keep Kids Motivated to Practice Martial Arts

Tips for Parents to Keep Kids Motivated to Practice Martial Arts

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Some kids have incredible self-motivation. You just point them in the right direction, and they will strive to achieve excellence. Other youngsters require a fair amount of prodding to try new things and stick with them. If this sounds familiar to you, you might find these tips for parents to keep kids motivated to practice martial arts helpful: Help Kids to Set Goals When you don’t have a goal, you lack direction, and any work you do will be unfulfilling. By helping your child set goals, you give them direction and make their time in martial arts classes more enjoyable….

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Martial Arts Classes Help with Brain Development

5 Ways Martial Arts Classes at MP USA Teaches Kids How to Avoid Procrastination

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: You ask your youngster early in the day to complete a chore before supper time. They clearly acknowledge you, but rather than getting the task out of the way so they can enjoy the rest of their day, they leave it for later. And, when the family sits down for dinner, the job still isn’t complete. Procrastination is common among teens, tweens, and other young ones these days. Here are some ways that MP USA teaches kids how to avoid procrastination. 1. Work before Play When you give young people the choice…

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How Moving Meditation Improves Fitness and Wellness

How Moving Meditation Improves Fitness and Wellness

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Martial arts does not always have to be about defending oneself against an attacker or engaging in other high-impact activities. It can also feature calming movements that put your mind and body at ease. Two of the most popular forms of martial arts that focus on slow, precise motions are tai chi and qigong. However, Merpati Putih also features a low-impact element that strengthens your mind-body-spirit connection. Today, we are going to look at this as well as how moving meditation improves fitness and wellness. What Is Moving Meditation? Before we define moving meditation, it’s important to first understand what…

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Top 5 Kids Martial Arts Movies

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When we watch a really good movie, it’s only natural that we want to mimic the characteristics that we find most appealing in the protagonist. This is especially true for kids. The need to connect with those movie characters we admire has led to fun hobbies like cosplay and collecting memorabilia. And, at MP USA, we welcome a number of new students to our Youth Martial Arts program who want to learn the skills demonstrated in the following top 5 kids martial arts movies: 1.      The Karate Kid (1984) Starring Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio, this influential film focused on…

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Top 5 Popular Martial Arts Practices

Top 5 Popular Martial Arts Practices

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Any codified system or tradition of combat practices can be known as a martial art. Martial arts are practiced for a wide variety of reasons, including self-defense mental and spiritual development, preserving the culture of a region, military and police applications, entertainment, and more. Below, we will look at the top 5 popular martial arts practices and see how Merpati Putih stacks up. Jiu-Jitsu Specifically, the Brazilian form of jiu-jitsu has taken off in the United States. This martial art got its start when Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese jiu-jitsu master taught Carlos Gracie the Kodokan Judo ground fighting techniques. Through…

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Why Women Should Practice Martial Arts

Why Women Should Practice Martial Arts

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The stars of MMA have shed a new light on what we consider to be great exercise options for women. Gone are the days when all that was available was jazzercise or step aerobics classes. Of course, these are excellent ways to get a good workout, but martial arts is becoming a much more attractive alternative. Here are a few reasons why women should practice martial arts. Self-Defense Compared to centuries ago, women are somewhat safer from being exploited and objectified. However, we as a society still have a long way to go. And, there aren’t any signs of drastic…

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Youth Martial Arts

7 Ways Youth Martial Arts Develop Better Leaders

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If you follow the news, you are apt to become disgusted by how some of our nation’s leaders conduct themselves, no matter where on the political spectrum you may fall. Many of these leaders are a lost cause, but there is something we can do to develop children, our future leaders. Here are 7 ways youth martial arts develop better leaders. 1.   Commitment “Finish what you start.” How many of us were told this when growing up? Once you commit to a task or project, it is important to see it through to completion. In order to progress in martial…

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self defense classes for Women in Ogden Utah

Looking for Self Defense Classes for Women in Ogden Utah?

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You just have to turn on the evening news to see that sexual assault is a major problem in our society. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is coming up in April, and at MP USA, we want to use this opportunity to offer affordable self defense classes for women in Ogden Utah. Below, we will look at what Sexual Assault Awareness Month is about and what you can do to keep yourself safe. What Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month? Each April, we recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM, to educate individuals and communities on sexual violence prevention. With help from…

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What is the difference between Kung Fu and Martial Arts?

What is the Difference Between Kung Fu and other Martial Arts?

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There is a lot of research cataloging the benefits of engaging in kung fu and other martial arts practices. From self-defense to self-esteem, joining a dojo or studio can have a positive lasting impact on your life. However, with so many options out there, it’s hard to know which style is the best. To help you with this decision, we’re going to answer the question: what is the difference between kung fu and other martial arts? What Is Kung Fu? There are several types of martial art forms that fall under the umbrella term “kung fu.” But, the term is…

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