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Whole Kid Health Starts with Movement

Sitting still is tough for a lot of kids, but too often today we see that kids want to sit still in front of screens rather than get up and […]

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The 3 Reasons Most People Give Up on Fitness Programs

Starting a fitness program is not easy. If you’re new to exercising or coming back to exercising after a break, you’re probably going to have some challenges adjusting. For some […]

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What No One Tells You About Training in Krav Maga

One of the greatest joys of training in Krav Maga is encountering the unexpected. That first time someone walks into a dojo, they’re fairly sure they know what they’re there […]

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Is Learning Self Defense Still Relevant?

We now live in an age of smartphones in our pockets and cameras seemingly everywhere. There’s a constant feeling that someone is watching, so is there really a need to […]

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Why Cardio Kickboxing Drives Physical and Mental Fitness

Fitness is about much more than losing belly fat or building bulging arm muscles. While the outer body changes are important, working out with cardio kickboxing pushes whole body fitness […]

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Kids Learn Life Skills through Martial Arts

Though training in martial arts for kids looks like it’s about punching and kicking, it’s really about self confidence. More than ever before, kids live in a world where they […]

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4 Things You Should Expect from Fitness Boot Camp

The term “boot camp” brings up images of hardcore training and a drill instructor style coach yelling at a line of people to work harder and get that sweat. There’s […]

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7 Benefits of Online Martial Arts Training

The old ways of doing things aren’t necessarily the best ways If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that old ways of doing things aren’t necessarily the best ways. That’s […]

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Holistic Growth through Martial Arts

We are all looking for ways to level up our lives Figuring out how to access our potential, that’s the tough part. Martial arts is a pathway to a deeper […]

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Cardio vs. Strength Training: Which is Best for You?

An age-old fitness concern that has echoed throughout time is the differences between cardio and strength training. The push and pull between cardio vs. strength training is a constant one, […]

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