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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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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 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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Increasing Job Performance and Financial Well-being with Martial Arts

Increasing Job Performance and Financial Well-being with Martial Arts

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Here at MP USA, we talk a lot about how practicing martial arts can increase your brain health, improve your physical and emotional health and strengthen your family relationships. Did you also know about the employment and money-related benefits? Our discussion today involves increasing job performance and financial well-being with martial arts. Who better to bring to the table than the legendary Bruce Lee? Bruce Lee’s approach to managing money has been discussed in publications such as Business Insider and NerdWallet. Lee himself authored dozens of books — not only about martial arts but also about living a wise and…

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Six Reasons Adults Should Practice Martial Arts

Six Reasons Adults Should Practice Martial Arts

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If you Google “benefits of martial arts for kids,” you’ll  find a long list of advantages–discipline, socialization, and confidence to name just a few. At MP USA Martial Arts Academy, we champion the important life skills children develop as they participate in our programs. We also champion the important life skills ADULTS develop as members of our growing organization. Martial arts are for everyone, and it’s never too late to start. We believe strongly in six reasons adults should practice martial arts, and members of our adult Athletic Adventure Program (AAP) enjoy the following benefits: Self-Defense: We develop skills to…

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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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