The Peaceful Warrior

One of the archetypes of martial arts is the figure or the peaceful warrior.  The martial artist who has gained great skill in fighting, and through the hardship and challenge of acquiring these skills has also developed inner calm, and as a result seeks to avoid conflict whenever possible.  These …

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10 Reasons Why You Should Spar (AKA: Why Sparring is Awesome!)

Sometimes people wonder why I am so keen for my students to get into sparring.  Well here are ten reasons why sparring is awesome and you should do it whenever you get the chance.  The reasons encompass physical, mental and social aspects.  Sparring truly is awesome! 1. Comprehension The first …

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Martial Arts and Bullying Prevention

I recently came across some research about the role of martial arts in preventing bullying.  I thought you might find it as interesting as I did, so here is the link to the article: http://www.knucklesdown.net/bully-prevention-martial-arts/ The research looks at a number of factors to do with bullying, and one of the …

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