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The Best Age to Start Training in Martial Arts

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Here at MP USA, we get asked a lot of questions. One of the most common inquiries is, “What’s the best age to start training in martial arts?”   Our answer is, of course, any age! Keep reading to learn more.* *Whatever your age, please remember to consult with your primary care physician before beginning any exercise/fitness program. Considerations for Kids In some disciplines, such as karate and taekwondo, children as young as three can begin training. In others, such as the military self-defense system of krav maga, participants have to be at least 16.  In our Ogden, UT studio, which…

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Empowering Children to Excel in School Through Martial Arts Training

By | Boys and Girls Martial Arts, Family Martial Arts Classes, Girls Martial Arts Classes, Martial Arts Classes for Boys, Martial Arts Classes for Girls, Martial Arts Classes Northern Utah, Martial Arts for Kids, MP-USA | No Comments

It’s that time again! School shopping. Back-to-school night. Sign-ups for the PTA. As you’re helping your children prepare for the 2019-2020 school year, we’d like you to consider something you might not be familiar with. Today’s conversation is about empowering children to excel in school through martial arts training. Huh? At MP USA, we can link ANYTHING to martial arts, including the zombie apocalypse! Because we’re so passionate about the value of Merpati Putih, the Indonesian martial art we practice, it’s easy for us to explain how the skills we teach in our Ogden, Utah studio can cross-apply to the…

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5 Daily Practices That Help Us Overcome Fear

5 Daily Practices That Help Us Overcome Fear

By | Family Martial Arts Classes, Martial Arts Classes Near Me, Martial Arts Classes Northern Utah, Martial Arts for Adults, Martial Arts for Kids, Martial Arts Healing, Meditation, MP USA, MP-USA | No Comments

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

By | Family Martial Arts Classes, Kid and Adult Martial Arts Classes, Martial Arts Classes Near Me, MP-USA | No Comments

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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