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Boys and Girls Martial Arts

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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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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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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Can Kids Martial Arts Classes Help with Brain Development?

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You must have mental and physical focus to train in traditional martial arts. This is opposed to the modern studios that are more interested in fighting and competition. MP USA teaches the traditional martial art of Merpati Putih, which emphasizes overall character and skill development with movement patterning. We basically teach a holistic synergy of mind, body, and spirit. Below, we will look at the research that demonstrates that martial arts classes, like those we offer in Ogden Utah, enhance brain development. How Do Martial Arts Classes Help with Brain Development? The research shows that martial arts training produces widespread…

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What’s a Good Age for My Kids to Start Martial Arts Classes?

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The benefits of martial arts classes for kids are well documented. But, you may be wondering, “What is a good age for my kids to start martial arts classes?” This depends on a long list of factors, including the type of martial art, how mature your child is, and the specific martial arts studio you are looking at. Below, we will explore all of these factors as well as the benefits to starting early to help you make an informed decision. Starting Age Depends on Several Factors Karate dojos take children as young as three years old, whereas many Krav…

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Steps for Success: Preparing your kids for their first martial arts class in Ogden Utah

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Signing your child up for martial arts classes is one of the most important steps you can take to prepare them for the future. Your youngster will develop the skills they need to move around confidently in the world. Naturally, as a parent, you want to give your kids the best opportunity to get the most out of the classes. To help you with this, we have put together these tips for getting ready for kids martial arts class in Ogden Utah. Be Sure You Sign Up for the Right Class The first step in preparing your child for success…

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Advantages of Martial Arts Youth Programs in Ogden Utah

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With the widespread use of the Internet, video games, and the constant allure of TV shows, our children are exposed to an endless stream of media that fill their minds with questionable values. As parents, educators, and members of the community, we have a responsibility to pry our youngsters away from these unwholesome influences and instill honesty, responsibility, helpfulness, compassion, and other important values. Martial arts youth programs in Ogden Utah help with this. Let’s take a look at a few of the other advantages of enrolling your son or daughter in martial arts classes. Battle Childhood Obesity with Physical…

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Can Martial Arts Training Build My Confidence?

Can Martial Arts Training Build My Confidence?

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With so much negativity in the world and people trying to bring you down, building self-confidence is no easy task. Yet, confidence is a must if you want to leave your comfort zone and achieve great things in life. Martial arts helps with this by pushing you to your limit and helping you achieve goals that at one time may have seemed unattainable. Below, we look more closely at the question “can martial arts training build my confidence?” Where Confidence Counts There are several areas of your life that can benefit from the confidence you develop in martial arts. Some…

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How Our Youth Martial Arts Program in Ogden UT Can Help Your Child

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Today, more than 30 percent of Americans aged 17 and under fit the criteria for being obese or overweight. In just the last few decades, the prevalence of obesity in children has more than tripled. And, the number one health concern for parents in the US is childhood obesity. We are witnessing an epidemic that is only made worse by our current culture. You must facilitate a change in your child’s life to keep them from becoming a statistic. MP USA is here to help with our youth martial arts program in Ogden UT. Benefits of Enrolling Your Child in Our…

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Types of Martial Arts in Ogden Utah: A Look at Merpati Putih

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If you are interested in doing martial arts, there are endless types of martial arts in Ogden Utah to choose from. There are nearby studios for jiu-jitsu, aikido, judo, Muay Thai, taekwondo, karate, and more. In fact, you can learn these martial arts just about anywhere in the United States. However, there is only one place in the entire Western Hemisphere where you can learn Merpati Putih, and it is right here in your own backyard. History of Merpati Putih The inner power and martial arts system of the Indonesian Royal Family is known as Merpati Putih Pencak Silat, or…

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