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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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Developing Balance and Coordination Through Martial Arts Training

Developing Balance and Coordination Through Martial Arts Training

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“I went into the bank earlier to check my balance…Got some funny looks standing on one leg with my arms outstretched!” Lame jokes aside, we hope we got your attention! At MP USA, you’re not going to have to do the flamingo very often…but you WILL have the opportunity to enrich your life. Today, we’re going to talk about developing balance and coordination through martial arts training, and we’re eager to share some exciting information about how practicing Merpati Putih can help keep you upright. Although balance diminishes for each of us as we age, practicing MP can prolong the…

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Secrets to Working Out Longer and Harder While Still Having Fun

Secrets to Working Out Longer and Harder While Still Having Fun

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When it comes to exercise, no pain, no gain, right? WRONG! When you’re working out, you don’t have to push yourself to the limit, in total isolation, until you DIE! As a matter of fact, you’re much more likely to achieve the results you desire if you can surround yourself with good company and enjoy yourself in the process. That’s why we’re excited to share some essential secrets to working out longer and harder while still having fun. And we don’t want you to go it alone. Here at MP USA, we strongly believe in the benefits of group exercise,…

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Boost Your Professional Leadership Skills with Martial Arts Training

Boost Your Professional Leadership Skills with Martial Arts Training

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At MP USA, we talk a lot about the life lessons martial arts teaches us. Practicing martial arts can help us improve our physical health, our mental health, and our relationships. Did you know you can also boost your professional leadership skills with martial arts training. Who knew? If you’re a Stephen Covey fan, you’ve probably heard of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Number 7, “Sharpen the Saw,” is our focus today. “Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–you,” says Covey. “It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas…

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Life Changing Ways to Bring Positive Energy Into Your Life

Life Changing Ways to Bring Positive Energy Into Your Life

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Spring is here! And with it comes more sunshine, more energy, and new life all around us. This changing of the seasons creates a great opportunity for us to talk about some life changing ways to bring positive energy into your life. Today, we’re going to discuss our favorites. First, we want to give you the definition of “positive energy”  and explain why it’s important. What Does it Mean to Have Positive Energy? Although we may not be consciously aware of it, as the Mindvalley blog explains, “certain people radiate positive energy, and others negative energy.” This energy is a…

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5 life lessons martial arts teaches

5 Life Lessons Martial Arts Teaches

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Money can’t buy happiness. Practice makes perfect. The early bird gets the worm. These are life lessons we learn at home, at school, and in business. Did you know we can also learn a lot about life through the practice of martial arts? Today, we’re going to talk about 5 life lessons martial arts teaches, and we hope you’re ready to let the conversation flow! “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water,” said the legendary Bruce Lee. “Now you put water into a cup; it becomes the cup; you put water into a bottle; it becomes the bottle,…

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Important Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Heart

Important Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Heart

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Lub-dub. Lub-dub. Lub-dub. Listen up! This is your heart talking, and our conversation today is designed to help it keep pumping. As we discuss some important tips for maintaining a healthy heart, keep in mind that it’s never too late – or too early – to start making healthy changes to improve your lifestyle. “Keeping your heart healthy is simple when you look at the big picture,” says Wendy Fries with WebMD. “Get exercise. Eat right. Stress less. Watch your weight. Don’t smoke.” Let’s break it down… Why Does Heart Health Matter? According to John Hopkins Medicine, heart disease tops…

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self defense classes for Women in Ogden Utah

Self-Defense Myths Everyone Should Know

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According to the US Department of Justice, someone in our country is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. If we did our math right, this means approximately 882 people will be assaulted today, and the vast majority of them will be female. Whenever these victims are raped, nine out of every 10 of them are girls/women. These statistics are sobering, and we don’t share them to scare you. Instead, we want to help you stay safe. Because a lot of the information you may hear about self-defense sadly isn’t true, our hope today is to debunk five self-defense myths everyone should…

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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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