Friday, November 9, 2018

Say No to Holiday Weight Gain with Cardio Kickboxing


Say No to Holiday Weight Gain with Cardio Kickboxing




Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Center

220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com


We tend to expect the holidays to be the healthiest time of the year for us: after all, it is those months of the year when we get to take a break from the stress-filled work routine, meet family and friends, and eat to our hearts’ fill. Unfortunately, studies point out that even though we may be happy and relaxed during holiday months, the same cannot be extended to health. According to many studies, holiday weight gain is not a myth at all – an average American experiences an irreversible weight gain of five to seven pounds during the holiday months of November and December alone.

Holiday Weight Gain: Causes and Consequences
It is not hard to guess why holiday weight gain happens. Irregular diet patterns--in other words, a sudden consumption of high calorie food in a short span during the holiday months, is an important factor. So is a sudden break from your workout routine, if you have been following one.

What makes holiday weight gain so scary is the fact that it is irreversible: you will not find it easy to shed those extra pounds you accumulated during holidays. Particularly, if you have been in a regular diet or fitness routine, your body usually gets accustomed to the low fats and low carbs it regularly gets, and learns to function with what it gets. A sudden intake of carbs and fats in a short span, with no physical action to burn them off, then forces your body to store the extra fat for future, causing irreversible weight gain.

Kickboxing to Fight Holiday Weight Gain
Is there any way to fight the irreversible weight gain during holiday months? Sticking to a diet is not the option, not when you are in for a celebration feast with your family. The other way to check the fats from being stored in your body is to stick to a proper fitness or workout strategy during the holiday months.

This is where a martial art like cardio kickboxing comes to your help. Kickboxing is a popular US martial art that is renowned for its fitness benefits. Kickboxing, especially its powerful variant cardio-kickboxing, is probably the most efficient among martial arts and workouts when it comes to fitness. A regular cardio kickboxing session has a fitness- and training-oriented procedure, staring with a cardio warm up like skipping or jogging, moving on to calisthenic moves in the second phase, regular moves like kicks and punches in the third phase, and a cooling off session at the end. The first helps to boost cardiac health, and the second and third phases help to shed calories at a rapid rate and tone muscles.

Kickboxing Peabody: Cardio Kickboxing Lessons at Bruce McCorry’s Academy
There is no other workout that can burn fats and help you achieve your weight loss goals like cardio kickboxing. Having recognized its potential, Bruce McCorry’s Academy, the longstanding martial art school in Massachusetts has a whole wing dedicated to kickboxing lessons, called Kickboxing Peabody (www.kickboxingpeabody.com) . At Bruce McCorry’s, you get to train in cardio kickboxing under trainers with years of experience, and can furnish you with a customized experience, keeping in mind your particular fitness needs. 

This holiday season, do not let the worry of weight gain ruin your happy feast with your family – let kickboxing be your ultimate fitness strategy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Kung Fu: Facts and Benefits


Kung Fu: Facts and Benefits


                                             Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Center

220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com


Kung Fu, as you might know, is one of the most popularly practiced martial arts in the world. With its origins going back to the self-defense techniques developed by monks in the ancient Chinese Shaolin Temple, Kung Fu has had an amazing journey, developing millions of practitioners and many variants on the go. Here are some important and interesting facts about Kung Fu, which will surely make you want to try out this great martial art:
  •         It focuses on your inner chi: chi or qi is a Chinese term which means ‘life energy’, that recurs in the philosophies of many Chinese martial arts, most popularly in Tai Chi. What people may not know is that Kung Fu too places great stress on developing one’s inner chi. Even when Kung Fu originated as a self-defense oriented art that helps people in one-on-one combat, in fact Kung Fu manages to do this by teaching you to enrich, nourish and master your inner energy, providing mental, physical and spiritual tranquility to those who learn it.
  •         It has many variants and styles: Kung Fu is a collective term, that refers to many styles and variants together. Some of these are interestingly named after dragon, snake, tiger or crane. What this means to a prospective learner is that Kung Fu offers an amazing choice range and is an extremely adaptable art: you can choose to learn and gain experience in the particular variant that suits your needs.
  •        Kung Fu makes your body agile and flexible: Kung Fu is an art that will make your body move. One interesting benefit of Kung Fu is that its learners develop flexible, agile bodies. It is better to start Kung Fu as a child because as a child, your body will be still agile, which makes the task of Kung Fu easier. Even if you are a late learner, however, you can get an amazingly flexible body through Kung Fu.
  •         It was the favorite are of many celebrity practitioners: Kung Fu is a world-renowned martial art today, partly because it was taken up and popularized by many celebrity practitioners. Bruce Lee’s name is unforgettable when it comes to introducing and popularizing Kung Fu in Hollywood. So are the names of superstars like Jackie Chan and Jet Li. A variant of Kung Fu called Wushu dominates the art of Ray Park as well. All of them became popular for their martial art expertise, and they gave back to the art by taking Kung Fu to all corners of the world.


Bruce McCorry’s Kung Fu Lessons
If you are hooked by the Kung Fu facts and are ready to try out Kung Fu, the place you must check out is Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts (Peabody, MA). Bruce McCorry’s runs quality martial arts programs, open to men and women, kids, teenagers, adults and seniors. Even Master Bruce McCorry, the visionary behind the academy, is himself an expert in Kung Fu who has had the honor to perform at nowhere other than Shaolin Temple, the prestigious birthplace of modern Kung Fu.

Both children and adults can be the part of the well-acclaimed Kung Fu program in the academy led by instructors who have mastered different variants of the art. Enroll today and bring the goodness of Kung Fu into your life!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Taekwondo: Facts and Benefits


Taekwondo: Facts and Benefits


Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Center


220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com





The popular Korean martial art of Taekwondo might be familiar to you as a swift, light martial art renowned for its fascinating kicking strategies involving jumping, spinning, stretching and head-high moves. Taekwondo has its roots in the traditional Korean martial arts like Subak, Taekkyeon and Gwonbeop. However, its modern variant was developed only in the 1940s and 1950s. In less than seventy years, Taekwondo went on to become a loved pursuit of martial art enthusiasts. There are many interesting facts about Taekwondo that makes it an intriguing art for those who love it. Here are some of them:
  •       The word ‘Taekwondo’ literally stands for ‘way of the foot and the hand’. The name is a tribute to the liberal use of hands and fist within the martial art, which is mostly made up of swift light moves, kicks, punches, locks, blocks, throws and strikes. These quick, graceful moves make Taekwondo a powerful art that provides a toned, lean and strong body to those who train in it. It also is a great health-booster.
  •      Taekwondo relies a lot on focus, concentration and presence of mind. Those who train in taekwondo develop a deep sense of the combat philosophy of the art, improve their concentration skills, and become alert, confident individuals. The learners can easily use Taekwondo to gain stress relief and as a self-defense. It is such a potent self-defense that South Korea even uses Taekwondo training as part of their military training.
  •      Taekwondo is one martial art where there is a lot of chance for professional glory and acknowledgement. It is one of the most professionally organized martial arts. Early initiatives by the Korean Taekwondo Association meant that today there are two solid international bodies under which Taekwondo training, combat, ranking and competitions are organized: the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) and the World Taekwondo Federation (now, World Taekwondo). It became the one of the two martial arts to be an Olympic event in 2000. It is also an event in Paralympics. Learners of Taekwondo have great chances of becoming world-renowned practitioners through such organized events.
  •      Taekwondo is an art well-loved by celebrities. Popular film and television artist Chuck Norris holds the position of an 8th Degree Grand Master in the art of Taekwondo. Another inspiring celebrity who has learned Taekwondo throughout life is the iconic country music star, Willie Nelson who came to earn a 5th Degree Black-Belt as he was about to turn 81 years of age! Other celebrities to have tried out Taekwondo are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barack Obama and Eric Roberts.


Taekwondo Classes at Bruce McCorry’s Academy
If the art of Taekwondo has captivated your heart, it is time you came to the martial art school that offers the best professional martial art lessons in Massachusetts: Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody). Bruce McCorry’s is a forty-year-old martial art school that conducts quality programs in more than ten different martial arts, for adults and children. Among the instructors at the academy, a number of leading names including Master Bruce McCorry himself, Miss Sandra LaRosa, Chris Szeto, Jonathan Ring and many others are experienced Taekwondo artists. 

Classes in the academy are open to kids and adults of all ages, and are available in many interesting schemes and patterns. Make your choice today and learn Taekwondo at Bruce McCorry’s!

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Center

220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Karate: Facts and Benefits


Karate: Facts and Benefits

                                         


For a long time, the term Karate was synonymous with the term martial arts for many. This small, humble martial art which had originated in the Ryukyu Islands near Japan had a number of interesting aspects to it that it soon came to win the hearts of learners all over the world. By 1960s and 1970s, Karate had become so popular that any striking-based oriental martial art came to be affectionately called Karate at least for a while. Here are some fascinating facts about Karate that hold the key to its popularity:

  •          The term Karate means the empty hand. The phrase refers to the extremely fast-paced hand and leg movements in the art, which earned it much respect and popularity as a close combat martial art. However, this quick, rapid style also means that Karate can alternate as a very effective self-defense as well as an efficient workout too.
  •          Karate is an art of respect. If you eve intend to try out Karate in a public platform like a combat or a tournament, you cannot do it without properly knowing and following the etiquettes while facing an opponent. They are not followed for their face value, but they point to an underlying philosophy of mutual courtesy, respect and friendliness that is the foundation on which each combat is built. Kids who train in Karate from young ages therefore imbibe these values and grow up as respectful and courteous individuals.
  •        The true purpose of Karate is neither to learn to defend ourselves from an opponent, nor to fight him/her for a victory: the real purpose of Karate is to learn to lead a better life. A better life, here, stands for physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually elevated existence. Learning Karate helps you to actualize your life in each of these aspects.  
  •        Karate is an art that has branched off to many styles and variants. The original style which is Japanese in tradition is called the Okinawan style, after the Okinawan Isles where it was born. Today’s learner, however, has a huge variety to choose from, such as Budokan, Kempo (which is popular in the US), Shyto-ryu, Wado-ryu and Kyokushin being some popular variants. Each variant can improve your life in slightly different ways, and under the right consultancy, you can pick the right choice you need while learning Karate.
  •       It is popular among celebrities. Elvis Presley had a 1st Degree Black Belt in Karate. Madonna too had trained in Karate, along with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie, who had a Black Belt in the art. Karate’s increasing popularity is evident from the fact that it is all set to be an Olympic event from the 2020 Tokyo games onward.


Karate Lessons at Bruce McCorry’s Academy

While there are many places offering Karate lessons, Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) stands apart among the many competitors. Bruce McCorry’s is the only martial art school where the instructors rely equally on centuries-old inherited martial art wisdom and the cutting edge research going on in modern science regarding martial arts in order to create structured Karate lessons. Taught by teachers who have known their respective art for years, 

Karate lessons at Bruce McCorry’s Academy is an experience unto 
itself. Seats are available for both children and adults – make the choice today!

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Center
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts: Afterschool Program with a Difference



Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts: Afterschool Program with a Difference

A few seats are still available 
 enroll today to avail them and 

live the magic of martial arts at Bruce McCorry’s Academy!

WE TRANSPORT FROM SCHOOLS!




In just a few years, afterschool programs have won the hearts of parents all over the world, especially working parents. All of a sudden, they became the sought after trend, mainly because they provided a safe space for kids to spend their time in the unsupervised hours after school; and because they enabled kids to engage in productive activities in their free time. What if you can pick for your kid an afterschool program with a difference – one that departs from the norm and can make all the difference? Then you must come to Bruce McCorry’s Academy for Martial Arts.

What Makes Bruce McCorry’s Afterschool Martial Art Different

Bruce McCorry’s Afterschool Martial Art Program, follows a nationally acclaimed syllabus and brings the innumerable benefits of martial arts into the daily lives of children. There are several factors that make the afterschool program distinct from usual afterschool programs:
  •          It introduces your child to professional martial arts: martial arts is an activity that has numerous physical, mental and spiritual benefits to offer its learners. The Bruce McCorry’s afterschool program is specifically designed to boost health, fitness, energy levels and confidence of the learners. Martial art relieves stress and acts as a useful self-defense. It is thus definitely better than afterschool programs that run common co-curricular activities.
  •          It helps your child’s performance in school: If you choose Bruce McCorry’s afterschool program for your kid, it is sure to enhance his/her memory and academic skills. Kids who are martial art learners tend to get better grades in general. An hour of martial art training in the afternoon can also boost athletic abilities, build self-confidence and help in character formation, each of which will help them in their school life.
  •          It follows a nationally recognized syllabus: Bruce McCorry’s afterschool program is as professional as you can get when it comes to afterschool martial arts. It follows a well-structured syllabus that is nationally recognized; it is taught by professionals whose experience and knowledge in their respective martial arts is solid.
  •          It has a vibrant campus: At the academy, your child get to meet and bond with many kids of their age. The experience of learning martial art at Bruce McCorry’s is a truly social experience that will enhance your kid’s social skills.
  •          It prioritizes safety: For Bruce McCorry’s Academy, the safety and comfort of your child comes ahead of everything else. We offer safe transportation from your child’s day school to the campus of the academy. The martial art sessions take place in danger-proof environments, under the supervision of trained professionals.
  •          It protects them from dangers of the real world: Kids who tend to spend their afterschool hours unprotected might land in uncalled for troubles, ranging from fatalities and accidents to crimes against children. Firstly, an afterschool program provides kids with a safe space to spend these hours. Bruce McCorry’s Program, in particular, teaches self-defense to children and thus enables them to defend themselves in emergencies.


The Bruce McCorry’s Afterschool Martial Art program, with its unique blend of martial arts and enjoyable activities is all that your child needs to refresh him/her after school and to make their school years fun. 

A few seats are still available – enroll today to avail them and 
live the magic of martial arts at Bruce McCorry’s Academy!

WE TRANSPORT FROM SCHOOLS!

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Center


220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com






Wednesday, October 31, 2018

For a Safer Halloween: Tips and Tricks for Child Safety


For a Safer Halloween: Tips and Tricks for Child Safety


Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Center

220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com

There is nothing better than a good scare to turn Halloween into real fun. However, when the children decide to have a night detour on their own, things could get scarier than what was originally meant to be. We are referring to nothing other than the real dangers that lurk behind the corners, aiming at young trick-or-treaters, ranging from child fatalities to violence against children. As your child’s safety always comes before fun, these safety tips could be what you want for a safe Halloween this year.

1.    Safe Halloween Costumes: The selection of costumes for children is one early step which you need to be alert about. While choosing costumes and makeup,

o   Pick makeup and cosmetic after testing if your child is allergic to it. Also make sure to cleanse every single spot of makeup before your child goes to sleep.
o   Make sure that your child is comfortable enough in the costume: can he/she easily move around? Can your child breathe and see properly through the costume? Does your kid feel too warm or too cold wearing the costume?
o   Choose costumes that do not have dangerous substances like blades, weapons and sharp objects embedded. Make sure that the costume is not inflammable.
o   Bright costumes are usually easily visible to drivers, and thus reduces the chance of road fatalities.

2.    Safe Trick-or Treating: The second step is to make sure that your child has everything needed for safe trick-or-treating; and to alert him/her about potential dangers:

o   A safe Halloween kit must have route maps, flashlight, first-aid, emergency contacts, and if possible a cell phone.
o   Tell your child to stay close to familiar routes and check in only at familiar houses
o   Make sure that your child sets out with a group of kids, preferably a group with at least two or three older kids.
o   Warn your kids not to accept rides or favors from strangers.
o   Ask kids to meet at a pre-fixed meeting place in case they are stranded. If any child finds himself/herself alone, ask them not to panic and try to contact the emergency numbers.
o   Rode safety is an important aspect of safe trick-or-treating. Familiarize children with basic traffic rules, and tell them to keep to sidewalks, avoid roads with traffic, and cross the road in groups.
o   Tell your kids to not stay late trick-or-treating.


3.    Safe Candy Tips:
o   Since drugged candies are a prevalent way of abducting kids, ask your children to bring home the candies and eat them later.
o   It is better to say no to treats offered by suspicious-looking strangers.
o   Tell kids to save the lifesaver treats for younger children, as incidents of small kids choking on treats are quite high.


4.    Self-Defense Tips: Self-defense is the most important safety measure that will protect your child in situations where they will have to travel alone in late hours. If possible, enroll your kid for programs that will teach them self-defense, courage and confidence, like martial arts. If you feel scared to send your child alone out into the night, check out self-defense martial arts for children at Bruce McCorry’s Academy! It is never too late to learn some self-defense tactics. Stay safe and have fun this Halloween!


Monday, October 22, 2018

Girl Power: Women Only Martial Art Classes at Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy


Girl Power: Women Only Martial Art Classes 
at Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy


Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Center

220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com


Pop culture has saturated us with images of male martial artist heroes, due to which there is a popular predilection that martial art is a manly art. There is nothing innate to martial arts that links it with a particular gender – it offers its physical, mental and spiritual benefits to everyone alike. These range from improved health, better fitness, stress-relief and confidence building to self-defense. So can it be easily mastered by men and women alike. However, if you are a woman who wishes to learn martial arts, then an all-women program can offer you much more than a regular program. This is why you need to check out the new, brilliant women only martial art program at Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA).

Women Only Martial Art: What Makes It Worth It
There are several differences when you learn martial arts from an all-women program, many of them benefits. The Bruce McCorry’s Women Only Martial Art provides you a real chance to experience these benefits:
  • A women’s only program offers women a free and non-judgmental space to learn martial arts, without being conscious about one’s gender. This is especially so, given that traditionally, martial arts was a male-dominated art, and some of the sexist vestiges of such a conception lives on, causing male learners to judge women learners as not equally capable of learning martial arts.
  • Martial arts can bring the inner you alive, as a woman and as a person. It can help you to be confident, achieve emotional stability, be sure of your own worth and bring out the best in you in life. In a patriarchal society, all of these values, including courage, assertiveness, confidence and self-dependency are important for women in order to live as complete and dignified individuals.
  • An all-women program can provide you a customized experience. A woman’s experience of the world is quite different from a man’s experience of the same. A range of issues, such as assaults, sexism at workplace, domestic violence, cyberspace violence, rape, wage gap and so on are experienced more acutely by women. An all-women program can give such issues more time and effort.
  • Martial arts can help you to stay physically and emotionally healthy. It improves your health and fitness in general, checking lifestyle diseases and improving cardiac health. It offers a solution to many women’s health issues as well. Whether it be physical health or emotional health, the causes and aftereffects may not be the same for women as for men. An all-women’s program can address such differences.

Bruce McCorry’s Women Only Martial Art Lessons
Martial art is a magic art that can help you to unearth the true you and stay positive always. The Bruce McCorry’s women only martial art program evolved from the realization that this process of self-discovery and self-realization happen differently to men and women. Women only program offers you a completely free and liberatory space where you can bond with female peers of your age, share a healthy social space with them, and learn professional martial arts, customized to suit your experience as a woman and as an individual. 

With the new Bruce McCorry’s women program, there is nothing to stand between you and your martial art dream. Uncover the real you today through martial arts!

   CALL FOR A FREE TRIAL TODAY!
Phone: (978) 535-7878

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Center

220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com