Building confidence in children is an important part of our children’s martial arts program. We are more than just self-defense and Kung Fu, we offer a character development program that is unmatched. Learn how we do it…
Martial arts provide the tools in mental and physical self-discipline that make it easier for a person to control their behavior even with strong emotions in play. While being taught self-defense and fighting skills, students are simultaneously taught that a physical altercation is the last resort. And with their newly earned skills, they are keenly aware of the power they possess and the importance of being responsible and only using that skill set if absolutely necessary.
Did you know that lower back pain is one of the leading causes of disability around the world? With such a large number of people struggling with back pain, it is surprising that treatment can be such a challenge. Painkillers & surgery are over-prescribed and not as effective as exercise. And Tai Chi is one of your best choices of pain relieving activities.
Tai chi push hands is a practice that a student of tai chi undertakes in addition to learning the form. At its core, it is a two-person activity in which each maintains the connection with the other, keeps their own structure, and feels out weaknesses in their partner. Ideally, it is dynamic: constantly moving and flowing.
So what it about Tai Chi that puts it on Harvard’s 5 of The Best Exercises You Can Ever Do list? The benefits of Tai Chi are plentiful, but we feel quite strongly that the accessibility of Tai Chi is what puts it at the top. Tai Chi is the opposite of “no pain, no gain.” Business Insider reminds us that Tai Chi is good for everyone, regardless of fitness level, age, or ability.
There are many more benefits to joining a Marriottsville martial arts class than any preconceived popular notions society might have you believe. Yes, you will learn some pretty sweet fighting moves for self-defense, but the benefits of practicing Kung Fu encompass physical fitness, mental strength, and a whole lot more. Read our top 6 benefits of practicing martial arts:
Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know that stress is very bad for a person’s physical, emotional, and mental health. In today’s society, stress can be found everywhere you go. Traffic jams, full schedules, work stress, financial struggles, relationships and so on. Reducing that stress means making changes within your life, but if those changes are not possible, learning how to better manage stress is vital!
Raising healthy, successful, kind, happy and well-rounded kids is the goal of most parents. The idea that “it takes a village” is still true today. From school to sports, to clubs, and family, you are not the only one guiding your child into adulthood. With smartphones, social media, video games, and participation trophies, navigating the changing landscape for the “right” way to raise your child is challenging to say the least.