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Karate: More Than Just Self-Defense Sensei Michael Agbay

Posted: February 08, 2022


Karate and other martial arts have evolved in so many ways in the past several decades. If you haven’t been involved in training at a professional dojo, then your education is from movies, TV or YouTube videos. These show you that fighting is how we deal with conflict, which is so far from the truth. In this article my goal is to educate you on how the power of Karate taught properly can change the lives of children and adults alike. Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Educating and teaching is my life’s passion.


Qigong Meditation Techniques: Benefits and How to Do It

Posted: August 19, 2021

Qigong meditation is an ancient Chinese healing practice that combines controlled breathing, gentle movement, and meditation to promote good mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Similar to tai chi, qigong meditation is believed to treat a variety of health conditions, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, chronic fatigue, insomnia, and leg and back pain, among others. Yet, research backing these claims is limited.

With qigong meditation growing in popularity, you may wonder whether it’s something you should try.

How Martial Arts Teaches Kids Self-Discipline

Posted: August 16, 2021

There are numerous benefits of martial arts for kids, including improved physical health and a boost in self-confidence. Martial arts can also teach children self-defense skills that can help them ward off bullies and protect themselves from violent attacks. More importantly than fighting off others, however, martial arts teaches kids how to become masters of themselves: how to control thoughts, emotions, actions and responses.

Why Self-Discipline Is Important in Youth

Today's youth face many challenges in their home lives, as well as in school and societal environments, including violence, drugs, bullies, peer pressure and more. Schools and parents may or may not try to address these challenges, and may or may not be effective in correcting problematic behavior.

Punch Up Your Exercise Routine with Boxing

Posted: August 16, 2021

This adapted version of the sport can help improve your strength, endurance, and balance.

When you think of boxing, you may picture greats like Rocky Marciano duking it out with Jersey Joe Walcott. But boxing isn't just a sport anymore. It's also a popular way to stay fit among older adults, through a version known as fitness boxing. There's no getting into a ring or taking any punches, so there's no risk of head trauma. Instead, fitness boxing has adapted the movements of the sport into exercise routines. "This kind of boxing has many health benefits, because it constantly requires you to think, change your position, and change your posture," says physical therapist Linda Arslanian, director of rehabilitation services at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's hospital.

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Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset

Posted: March 29, 2021

In our martial arts practice, one of the main areas of focus for our members of all ages is self-development and mindset.

Definition of “Mindset”

The dictionary defines the term mindset as “the established set of attitudes held by someone”.

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