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Boys and Girls Martial Arts

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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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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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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Indonesian Martial Arts for Kids in Ogden Utah

Empowering Future Female Leaders Through Martial Arts in Ogden Utah

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When it comes to providing extracurricular opportunities for their children, today’s parents have more options than we can count. From dance classes, music lessons and gymnastics to science camps, scouting and organized sports, the list goes on! At MP USA, our favorite enrichment activity for kids is, of course, martial arts. As its popularity continues to increase, its benefits are becoming more well known, especially for young girls. If you want to raise a strong, confident daughter, we’d love to help. Our conversation today is about empowering future female leaders through martial arts in Ogden Utah. How Girls Benefit From…

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How Children Benefit From Learning Together With Their Parents

Three Ways Parents and Children Build Stronger Bonds Through Martial Arts

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If you’re looking for a great way to connect with your kids, we invite you to learn more about the Youth Martial Arts Program at MP USA. We’ve identified three ways parents and children build stronger bonds through martial arts, and we’re excited to share them with you. They are: Respect Responsibility Relationships Here at MP USA, we’ve learned through 17 years of experience that involving the whole family in martial arts training encourages parents and children to work together, accomplish goals and have fun. In fact, before children can enroll in our youth program, they and their parents are…

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Keep Kids Motivated to Practice Martial Arts

Tips for Parents to Keep Kids Motivated to Practice Martial Arts

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Some kids have incredible self-motivation. You just point them in the right direction, and they will strive to achieve excellence. Other youngsters require a fair amount of prodding to try new things and stick with them. If this sounds familiar to you, you might find these tips for parents to keep kids motivated to practice martial arts helpful: Help Kids to Set Goals When you don’t have a goal, you lack direction, and any work you do will be unfulfilling. By helping your child set goals, you give them direction and make their time in martial arts classes more enjoyable….

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Martial Arts Classes Help with Brain Development

5 Ways Martial Arts Classes at MP USA Teaches Kids How to Avoid Procrastination

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: You ask your youngster early in the day to complete a chore before supper time. They clearly acknowledge you, but rather than getting the task out of the way so they can enjoy the rest of their day, they leave it for later. And, when the family sits down for dinner, the job still isn’t complete. Procrastination is common among teens, tweens, and other young ones these days. Here are some ways that MP USA teaches kids how to avoid procrastination. 1. Work before Play When you give young people the choice…

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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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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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Youth Martial Arts

Where Can I Find The Best Kids Martial Arts Program Near Me in Ogden Utah

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Bullying, peer pressure, drugs, obesity, video games, the Internet, television. These are just a few of the many risks that children are susceptible to these days. As parents, it is our job to provide our kids with the tools they need to make smart choices that protect their mind, body, and spirit. Unfortunately, with many of us working long hours, it’s hard to find the energy to teach important values. Parents are increasingly turning to martial arts for help instilling virtues in their youngsters. Below, we will look at how children can benefit from martial arts training, and we will…

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