Category

MP-USA

5 life lessons martial arts teaches

5 Life Lessons Martial Arts Teaches

By | Adult Martial Arts, Boys and Girls Martial Arts, Family Martial Arts Classes, MP-USA | No Comments

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,…

Read More
5 Historical Martial Arts Weapons

5 Historical Martial Arts Weapons

By | Adult Martial Arts, Boys and Girls Martial Arts, Family Martial Arts Classes, MP-USA | No Comments

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…

Read More
6 Ways Meditation Will Improve Your Life

6 Ways Meditation Will Improve Your Life

By | Family Martial Arts Classes, Indonesian Martial Arts, Martial Arts Northern Utah, Meditation, MP-USA | No Comments

Close your eyes. Picture yourself in the most beautiful place you can imagine. Are you on a beach? On a mountain peak? In a quiet meadow surrounded by whispering trees? Wherever you are, breathe in deeply. Exhale slowly. Do it again. And one more time. Already, your blood pressure may be lower. Your mind may be clearer. Your heart may feel less burdened. What’s happening? It’s easy…You are getting just a taste of what it feels like to meditate. Our focus today is on 6 ways meditation will improve your life. From providing us with stress relief and improved focus…

Read More
6 reasons to start a low impact workout in 2019

6 Reasons to Start a Low Impact Workout in 2019

By | Adult Martial Arts, Family Martial Arts Classes, Indonesian Martial Arts, Martial Arts Classes for Health, Martial Arts Studio Ogden Utah, MP-USA | No Comments

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,…

Read More
Unlocking the Secrets to a Longer Healthier Life Through Meditation

Unlocking the Secrets to a Longer Healthier Life Through Meditation

By | Indonesian Martial Arts Classes, Martial Arts Classes Near Me, Meditation, MP-USA | No Comments

As we get older, most of us reflect deeply on how to prolong our lives, preserve our memories and age gracefully. This puts us in the company of historical figures such as Juan Ponce de Leon and Mark Twain. “How stunning are the changes which age makes in a man while he sleeps!” Twain wrote. He also said, “Life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages.” While Ponce de Leon’s magical Fountain of Youth remains elusive, we’ve learned a lot about the lifelong benefits of nutrition,…

Read More
How Children Benefit From Learning Together With Their Parents

How Children Benefit From Learning Together With Their Parents

By | Family Martial Arts Classes, Kid and Adult Martial Arts Classes, Martial Arts Classes for Families, MP-USA | No Comments

We talk a lot at MP USA about the benefits of doing martial arts as a family. Today, let’s take the conversation a step further to discuss specifically how children benefit from learning together with their parents. Think of it this way. A parent is a child’s first teacher, and a child’s first learning is play. Throughout our lives, we continue to learn through formal education, extracurricular activities and life experiences, and study after study reinforces the pivotal roles parents play in helping their children succeed. From early childhood development and academics to social learning and self-determination, we’re becoming more…

Read More
Long-term Benefits of a Weekly Exercise Routine

Long-term Benefits of a Weekly Exercise Routine

By | Family Martial Arts Classes, Indonesian Martial Arts Classes, Martial Arts Classes for Families, Martial Arts Classes Near Me, MP-USA | No Comments

Oftentimes we think of a routine as being something ordinary, but did you know there are extraordinary long-term benefits of a weekly exercise routine? “Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us on its website. “Only a few lifestyle choices have as large an impact on your health as physical activity.” At MP USA, we consider the practice of martial arts among the best physical activities you can add to your personal fitness routine. When we outline the six reasons adults should practice…

Read More
The Top Five Martial Arts in the World

The Top Five Martial Arts in the World

By | Family Martial Arts Classes, Indonesian Martial Arts Classes, Martial Arts Classes with Health Benefits, MP-USA | No Comments

Chuck Norris has black belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo and is the founder of Chun Kuk Do. Jackie Chan has a black belt in Hapkido and has also studied Karate, Judo, Taekwondo and Jeet Kune Do. Although they originally came from different worlds, both men have achieved international fame as martial artists and actors. Along with their differences, they share many commonalities. As with people, martial arts come in all shapes and sizes. They have similarities and distinctions that can enrich our lives in many ways. Let’s take a look at the top five martial arts in the…

Read More
MP USA Family Martial Arts Classes

Benefits of Doing Martial Arts Together as a Family

By | Family Martial Arts Classes, Indonesian Martial Arts Classes, Martial Arts Classes for Families, MP-USA | No Comments

Our motto at MP USA is “Do it. Feel it. Love it.” As you follow our blog, you’ll quickly see how passionate we are about Merpati Putih (MP), Vibravision and the way martial arts practice can enrich our lives. With fall in the air, we look forward to the changing seasons and the New Year. Beginning in January 2019, our family martial arts program will give parents and children the opportunity to practice martial arts together, and we can hardly wait. There are so many benefits of doing martial arts together as a family. When you work out with your…

Read More
Benefits of Women's Self-Defense Classes in Ogden Utah

Benefits of Women’s Self-Defense Classes in Ogden Utah

By | Martial Arts Self Defense Classes, MP-USA, Self-Defense Classes for Women Utah | No Comments

When the #MeToo movement went viral in October 2017, the fire of a national conversation was reignited to “help survivors of sexual assault…find pathways to healing.” This dialogue has given a new voice to a sobering statistic that tragically isn’t new in our society. According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), “1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.” Other statistics point to as many as one in three women being victimized. At MP USA, we are committed to lowering the odds of ANY woman in…

Read More
WordPress Lightbox