5 Historical Martial Arts Weapons

5 Historical Martial Arts Weapons

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As with all weaponry, the knives, swords, staffs and other weapons used in martial arts practice should be treated with great respect and care. While using them is definitely VERY COOL, it takes patience, practice, and prudence to learn to use them properly. In contemporary martial arts practice, weapon training is not only cool, but it also sharpens the students overall martial arts discipline. Historically, however, martial arts weapons had a purpose far beyond being for show. They were used to gain a competitive edge in a fight. Today, we’re going to explore the stories behind 5 historical martial arts…

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6 Ways Meditation Will Improve Your Life

6 Ways Meditation Will Improve Your Life

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Close your eyes. Picture yourself in the most beautiful place you can imagine. Are you on a beach? On a mountain peak? In a quiet meadow surrounded by whispering trees? Wherever you are, breathe in deeply. Exhale slowly. Do it again. And one more time. Already, your blood pressure may be lower. Your mind may be clearer. Your heart may feel less burdened. What’s happening? It’s easy…You are getting just a taste of what it feels like to meditate. Our focus today is on 6 ways meditation will improve your life. From providing us with stress relief and improved focus…

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7 Ways Martial Arts Stops Bullying

7 Ways Martial Arts Stops Bullying

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We hear a lot about bullying these days. Unfortunately, our schools and workplaces can all too often become places where we feel vulnerable, targeted and even abused. As a result, it’s important to develop personally empowering tools we can use to help keep ourselves from being victimized. Today, we’re going to talk about 7 ways martial arts stops bullying and how you can introduce these benefits to your family by practicing Merpati Putih- the martial art of the Royal Family of Indonesia – at MP USA. Say Goodbye to Bullying! Participating in martial arts can benefit both the people who…

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6 reasons to start a low impact workout in 2019

6 Reasons to Start a Low Impact Workout in 2019

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In August, we shared six reasons why adults should practice martial arts. These include: Self-Defense: We develop skills to prepare ourselves to respond to a threat with competence, confidence, and self-control. Health & Fitness: We strengthen and train our bodies to improve our health and accomplish physical fitness goals. Meditation: We achieve greater mindfulness through the practice of moving meditation. Inner Peace: We embrace balance and harmony as we look inward for personal peace. Expanded Awareness: We see more clearly and feel more deeply as we experience life with expanded awareness and connection. Inner Power: We master techniques to manage,…

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5 Reasons Martial Arts Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

5 Reasons Martial Arts Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

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When the clock struck twelve to usher in the New Year, were you excited about the list of 2019 resolutions you’d already set…or are you still cringing about the prospect of setting new goals? Don’t worry if you can best relate to the latter. It’s a fact. Many people despise New Year’s resolutions, and Jennifer Diffley with SelectHealth tells us why. “If you roll your eyes at inspirational memes, or unfollow people who are unfailingly upbeat,” she writes, “there’s a good chance you really hate New Year’s resolutions. After all, what’s the point of setting goals when most of the…

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Impossible Martial Arts Movie Feats Are Real

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We invite you to set the stage for today’s discussion with a little Mission Impossible music! We can see some amazing things on the big screen, that’s for sure. There are some pretty incredible things we can see outside of Hollywood, too! Today, we’d like to demonstrate how several impossible martial arts movie feats are real! First, let’s bust a myth! Does Martial Arts Turn People Into Bullies? This question comes up often in conversations about martial arts. After all, the martial artists we see in the movies are serious forces to be reckoned with, and they can inflict some…

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Keeping Holiday Pounds Off With Martial Arts

Keeping Holiday Pounds Off with Martial Arts

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This week’s blog begins with a little True/False quiz, inspired by a November 2018 article from Health.com called “5 Myths and Facts About Holiday Weight Gain.” How much do you know about holiday weight gain? See how well you fare! True or False? Most people gain 7-10 pounds over the holidays. True or False? Many holiday indulgences can trigger water retention. True or False? It’s OK to “ditch your workouts” during the holidays. True or False? It’s easy to lose weight in January. True or False? Water is a great weight-gain weapon. Spoiler alert! You can find the correct answers…

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Five Tips to Avoid and Relieve Holiday Stress

Five Tips to Avoid and Relieve Holiday Stress

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Let’s face it. Sometimes, the hustle and bustle of the holidays can make Christmas feel anything but merry! When we’re rushing around to Deck the Halls, all the Jingle Bells can make our heads spin! Luckily, help is available. Today, we’re going to share five tips to avoid and relieve holiday stress. In addition to enjoying martial arts practice at MP USA, here are some ways to celebrate the season without feeling like you’ve been run over by a reindeer. Haul out the holly! 1. Ten Deep Breaths TLC’s best advice for keeping your sanity this holiday season is simply…

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Unlocking the Secrets to a Longer Healthier Life Through Meditation

Unlocking the Secrets to a Longer Healthier Life Through Meditation

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As we get older, most of us reflect deeply on how to prolong our lives, preserve our memories and age gracefully. This puts us in the company of historical figures such as Juan Ponce de Leon and Mark Twain. “How stunning are the changes which age makes in a man while he sleeps!” Twain wrote. He also said, “Life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages.” While Ponce de Leon’s magical Fountain of Youth remains elusive, we’ve learned a lot about the lifelong benefits of nutrition,…

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How Children Benefit From Learning Together With Their Parents

How Children Benefit From Learning Together With Their Parents

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We talk a lot at MP USA about the benefits of doing martial arts as a family. Today, let’s take the conversation a step further to discuss specifically how children benefit from learning together with their parents. Think of it this way. A parent is a child’s first teacher, and a child’s first learning is play. Throughout our lives, we continue to learn through formal education, extracurricular activities and life experiences, and study after study reinforces the pivotal roles parents play in helping their children succeed. From early childhood development and academics to social learning and self-determination, we’re becoming more…

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