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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Yoga Practice in the Wealth of Health Program in Ogden UT

Next Level Your Yoga Practice in the Wealth of Health Program in Ogden UT

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According to the American Osteopathic Association, there is a long list of benefits to doing yoga. Yogic practice protects you from injuries, improves your athletic performance, improves circulatory and cardiovascular health, increases flexibility, and boosts your energy and vitality. Yoga has also been shown to help practitioners manage stress. But, the typical yoga class may not appeal to everyone. Fortunately, MP USA offers much more than just yoga practice in the Wealth of Health Program in Ogden UT. What Is the Wealth of Health Program? MP USA’s flagship program is the Athletic Adventure Program (AAP). This is a high-impact, high-intensity…

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Martial Arts Empowers Women in Ogden Utah

5 Ways Merpati Putih Martial Arts Empowers Women in Ogden Utah

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Over the past couple decades and especially recently with the mainstream presence of female MMA champions, more and more women are discovering the benefits of martial arts training. Sure, MMA, karate, kung fu, jujitsu, and taekwondo get most of the attention, but did you know that Merpati Putih was uniquely designed with women in mind nearly half a millennium ago? We will cover this and more in today’s blog as we look at how martial arts empowers women in Ogden Utah. 1. The Martial Art Movement Was Developed by a Princess More than 450 years ago, the granddaughter of Sultan…

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Martial Arts Practices at MP USA

How to Become a Real-Life Jedi Using Martial Arts Practices at MP USA

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“Use the Force, Luke.” This is arguably one of the most famous lines from the very first Star Wars movie, A New Hope. After training with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, Luke develops what could be considered a “sixth sense” that trusts feelings and intuition rather than what his other five sense are telling him. What if you could make use of “The Force” in real life? Well, this is essentially what we are teaching with the martial arts practices at MP USA. Today, we are going to look at how Vibravision will help you develop your own Force. How Does…

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