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  • How Meditation Helps Your Brain When You’re Stressed

    Sometimes finding healthy ways to relieve stress can be a hassle. Meditation is one simple and fairly easy way to relax your mind. I found a great article about the benefits of meditation. Click here to read how meditating can help your brain when you're stressed. ....

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  • Stress: Causes, Effects, and 5 Ways to Beat It

    by Michael F. Roizen, MD, Chief Medical Officer
    You likely know two major biology lessons about stress: 1. Stress is the greatest ager.
    The greatest threat to your health and wealth is your stressful response to an event. Plain and simple. High levels of stress are a major cause of bad health effects—ranging from overeating and obesity to high blood pressure, fatigue, anxiety, and the shrinking of your brain’s memory center. Feeling stressed also leads to a weakening of the immune system, which is the root of a whole host of other problems. Your perception of stress can increase your risk of heart and artery problems like stroke and kidney failure. It can also increase ....

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  • Taranaki Man's 25-Year Wait to Receive his Black Belt in Martial rts | Taranaki Daily News

    It's taken 25 years, but a Taranaki man has become the first in the region to have black belts in two martial arts. Stephen Drummond was already a black belt in taekwondo when, on August 17, was finally officially awarded a black belt in hapkido. "It's been a long road and it kind of sunk in that night, like, 'Holy cr*p I'm the only person in Taranaki that is now a dual black belt registered with the world governing bodies and the Korean government,'" he said. This article is not the property of the International Martial Arts Center. This for educational purposes only.
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  • 5 martial art forms women can learn for self-defense

    Found an interesting article that I'd like to share. It focuses on Martial Arts forms and how it can benefit women. Click on the link below ....

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  • 6 Amazing Health Benefits of Martial Arts | Times of India

    Martial Arts is a great form of exercise as it has a number of health benefits. From physical fitness to mental and physical enhancement, martial arts paves way for people to reach their peak potential. Even if you do not have any experience in martial arts, it’s a great activity to pick up. Here’s a list of six amazing health benefits: 1. Improves cardiovascular health Martial arts requires you to undergo vigorous exercise. The different drills increase your heart rate, helping you build a good cardiovascular endurance. The only way to improve heart health is by participating in activities that makes it work hard - and what can be better than martial arts? 2. Improves ....

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  • Changes In the Market | Martial Arts In Manhattan

    This is a helpful article written by Michael Massie who's a contributor at Martial Arts Business Daily. Click here to find more helpful articles from them. 1. Changing market. People are busier and have less leisure time to spend on recreational activities. Therefore, when they choose an activity they choose carefully. Also, they tend to bounce from activity to activity when they get bored. That's the social media effect... attention spans are shorter and you really have to "entertain" people to hold their interest. 2. Changing demographic. We're mostly dealing with millennials now, and/or Gen Xers who are highly adapted to technology. These folks communicate differently, they shop ....

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  • Top 5 reasons kids should practice martial arts

    I came across this article the other day from the Dojo App that I wanted to share. 1. It helps them make new friends.
    The bond between martial artists is stronger than most other sports. Martial arts are physical, and they require physical confrontation. When confronted with someone of similar size, strength, and skill, students develop a sense of respect for one another. They realize they are capable, and so are others. Out of healthy respect for themselves and others, long-lasting and rewarding relationships develop. 2. They will learn better human relation skills.
    During martial arts training, students need to learn the concept of physical space, how physical contact is both an ....

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  • Welcome 2018 - A New Year For Training!

    To all of our Friends, Families, Fellow and Future Martial Artists - Happy New Year!!! The Dojang has been a whirlwind of activity over these first few weeks of 2018, with a steady influx of new students staying on - attending regularly following intro classes and enjoying the challenges and rewards of their efforts to constantly improve and learn new things. We've had successful Promotion Tests for both Kids and Adults, with many students advancing to the next level. Their pride in accomplishment is evident, and matched by the pride we have in the results of their hard work and dedication to the art. Our program of intense training, balanced with breathing and relaxation techniques, ....

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  • Fall at IMAC: A New Beginninng

    Fall is here and is a time for a new beginnings, a chance to renew our training and focus on the year ahead. We welcome our students back from summer break and encourage all to re-commit to their practice of Taekwondo to strengthen the physical, mental and spiritual benefits gained from study of this art. We have settled into our new home and enjoy the daylight that suffuses the Dojang. Grandmaster Hahn and the instructors look forward to working together with all of our experienced and new students to help them grow in both capability and confidence. In the weeks ahead we will gauge where everyone is in their practice, update and set new goals, get back to sparring regularly and ....

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