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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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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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