Training Through Injury or Why an Injury Is Not Excuse to Stop Training

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: “I was training two to three times per week, but then I got injured and I had to take some time off. Now, I just can’t find the time to start up again.” I think it is fair to say that, if we have never spoken these words ourselves, we know at least one person that has. Let’s face it injury equals pain, and pain is scary. Whether it is the pain of damage or the pain of recovery is independent of the fear factor; most people do not like to feel or risk pain.
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Are YOU Cut Out for Martial Arts?

Think You’re Cut Out For Doing Martial Arts at KSA? People often think they need to be in excellent shape, young, or competitive to take a martial arts class. This is true only if you plan on becoming an international competitor in tournaments. Martial arts are so much more than fit, young people competing in mid-air jump kicks. What I and so many others enjoy about training in martial arts is the great workout you get, all while you have fun, enjoying the camaraderie, and creating and benefiting from a safe place to work through whatever you might be dealing with that
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Self-Defense Programs in Martial Arts Schools Have to Change

Redefining Crime: Why We Are Failing Our Self Defense and Martial Arts Students By Lissette Fitzgerald “Crime is on the rise.” While this statement may help sell a new student on a Martial Arts program, it is not a statement we hear our political leaders utter often; unless, that is, it comes during elections from a challenger to the incumbent. We are barraged with conflicting messages and information. On the one hand, we hear that crime is on the decline, prison populations are being reformed and rehabilitated, leading to productive members of society, and that programs currently in place are
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Top 10 Tips for Choosing a Martial Arts School

Years ago, when my oldest was barely 6 years old, I decided that he needed an extra-curricular activity, and, having seen what martial arts had done for my Godchild, I figured this would be the perfect option. At the time, I was living near city center in Miami, in a beautiful, affluent neighborhood with very little in the way of nearby commerce. But, I was able to find a Karate Dojo (school) that had just opened 3 blocks away. Not knowing ANYTHING about the difference between one dojo and the next, I went in, watched a class and spoke to
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