Monday, September 17, 2018

The Best is Here – Professional Martial Art Lessons for EVERYONE at Bruce McCorry’s Academy

The Best is Here – Professional Martial Art Lessons 
for EVERYONE at Bruce McCorry’s Academy





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

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


Learning martial arts can give you a boatload of benefits – from health, fitness, stress-relief and confidence to self-defense and happiness. However, for that, you will have to learn martial arts from those who know the game – professional martial artists who are knowledgeable in the martial arts they teach. Bruce McCorry’s Academy of martial arts in Massachusetts, with a heritage of forty-years in professional martial art, would be the perfect option for you.

The Spectrum of Quality Martial Arts: Lessons for Adults at Bruce McCorry’s
Bruce McCorry’s academy is an outstanding name among martial art schools, because it has something great to offer everyone who joins the academy, and whichever program you choose, you will get all that you need from the program. The amazing range of programs offered by Bruce McCorry’s include:
  • Taekwondo: The age-old Korean martial art, packed in a beneficial and easy-to-learn program that combines philosophy and brilliant hand-foot moves, will help you master confidence, self-defense, fitness and total well-being.
  • Tai Chi: The spectacular Chinese martial art known as ‘meditation in motion’, which works on the principle of qi or life energy. It can be combined with energy healing consultancy at Bruce McCorry’s, thus aiding you to gain miraculous physical health benefits and stress-management.
  • Kung Fu: The Kung Fu program at Bruce McCorry’s channels the benefits of a 4000-year-old Chinese martial art tradition to meet the 21st century health and fitness needs, mostly through core strength building and easeful limb movements.
  • Cardio Kickboxing: A young martial art with a rapid weight-loss and muscle-toning formula. The explosively energetic Kickboxing program at Bruce McCorry’s Academy’s Kickboxing Peabody is the first-of-its-kind, original course for those who want to rewrite their fitness charts through a great workout substitute.
  • MMA and XMA: The two power-packed programs in Mixed Martial Arts and Xtreme Martial Arts is for those competitive, passionate, adventurous learners. The programs orient learners who want to excel in the full-contact championships, and helps others to learn MMA and XMA in a danger-proof scenario.
Learning and Living through Martial Arts: Programs for Kids and Others
Apart from the wide choices offered to teens and adults, Bruce McCorry’s Academy also has a phenomenal set of programs for people of different ages and needs to choose from:
  • Little Ninjas: This development-oriented course is for preschoolers (ages 3 onward), who want to start out early in martial arts and hone their motor abilities as well as social, communicative, behavioral, academic and life skills through martial arts.
  • After School Program: With a nationally recognized curriculum, the afterschool martial arts program helps children to easily fit quality martial arts to their daily schedule, and achieve academic and athletic brilliance through martial arts.
  • Summer Program: The fun, efficient martial arts program for children that keeps them fit and sharp during summer months and equips them for the upcoming school year.
  • Special Needs Program: A life-changing martial art course for learners with special needs, which will help them to substantially improve the quality of life through specialized and professionally concluded martial art techniques.
With forty years of successful teaching to its credit, the Bruce McCorry’s Academy is your first and final choice for learning and enjoying quality martial arts. 

Choose the Bruce McCorry’s experience, because you are worth the result!

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

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

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Celebrating 40 Years of Service and Success - Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy, Peabody, Massachusetts

Celebrating 40 Years of Service and Success - Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy, Peabody, Massachusetts 





Martial arts is a field always on the move. Every year, new trends and fads come and go, just as new research and studies add on to the innumerable benefits of martial arts. Not surprisingly, every other day you find new schools and institutions mushrooming, claiming to teach authentic martial arts. In such a field of flux, 40 years of service and success to the credit of a martial art school does speak of professionalism and perfection. This is exactly where Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts - the number one martial art institution in Massachusetts - stands today.

A Journey of Four Decades: The Bruce McCorry’s Success Saga
Bruce McCorry’s Academy is the dream child of Master Bruce McCorry, the internationally acclaimed martial artist from Massachusetts who entered the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2002, and was honored as the Master Instructor in 2003, with numerous other credits to his name. Hooked by martial arts quite early in life, Master Bruce McCorry started learning martial arts at the age of thirteen, and went on to establish his martial art dream, Bruce McCorry’s Academy, in 1978. At a time when martial arts was not the craze of the day as it seems today, Bruce McCorry’s Academy was established as a small project, equipped with the vision of propagating martial art in the locality and imparting the innumerable benefits of martial art to passionate learners.

In the forty years since, the academy found itself winning the hearts of thousands of learners. Through these years, what began as a small martial art institution developed a core team of staff with years of experience in multiple martial arts, like Master McCorry himself. This core team came to be supported by a dedicated and passionate group of young teachers, who were equally well-versed in their respective arts. Soon, the academy started offering lessons in more than ten arts, spread across programs intended for preschoolers, children, teens, adults and seniors.

Staying Ahead of Times: The Bruce McCorry’s Way

A hallmark of Bruce McCorry’s, which made it stand apart among hundreds of competitors was the fact that instructors here kept themselves updated with the latest developments in the field of martial arts - the upcoming research and new techniques – as much as they kept alive the true spirit of traditional martial arts, most of which were centuries old. This unique combo of the old and the new were taught to learners in a manner that privileged their specific needs, goals and wishes. This adaptive nature of the academy further resulted in developing unique programs, such as martial arts for learners with special needs, special wings for the most sought-after programs like Kickboxing, and brilliant combination programs like energy healing – all in addition to classic programs in diverse martial arts.
Walking with the times and catering to the real needs of the learners has endeared the academy to many who associated with Bruce McCorry’s over the years, young and old. This year, celebrating 40 years of this amazing journey, the academy is all set to bring in new and learner-oriented methods and approaches to revitalize the already vibrant martial art culture that thrives in the academy. 

To experience professional martial art that touches perfection, be a 
part of the Bruce McCorry’s journey!


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

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

Friday, September 7, 2018

Ten Practical Ways to Put an End to Cyberbullying

Ten Practical Ways to Put an End to Cyberbullying



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

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


As parents, perhaps it is the hardest task out there to protect your child from something as malicious as cyberbullying. This is so, partly because your child may be reluctant to open up to you if he/she is the victim of any kind of bullying. With cyberbullying, all this is even more difficult because it doesn’t happen in sites where adult intervention is possible. Given these facts, what are some real, practical ways to protect your child from cyberbullying?

10 Practical Tips to Fight Cyberbullying
  1. Familiarizing yourself with technology and keeping an eye on your child’s cyber profiles is a good way to ensure if they are involved in cyberbullying, as victims or perpetrators.
  2. In your home, placing the computer at a publicly visible spot helps to spot instances of cyberbullying. With older children, teenagers, or kids who browse social media from personal devices, it is desirable to ask if you could view their social profiles.
  3. By talking to kids, spending quality time with them, and explaining to them the positives and negatives of internet use, you can earn their trust. It will also help you to note any changes in their mood or behavior.
  4. Try to casually mingle with your child’s peers and classmates in possible contexts, so that you know whom your child spends time with and what they have to tell about bullying/cyberbullying among their classmates.
  5. Familiarize your children with what counts as cyberbullying and how cyberbullying may affect those who involve in it as bullies, victims and viewers. Grasping the seriousness of the issue may make them disclose to you instances of cyberbullying that they have encountered, at least as witnesses.
  6. If you are convinced that your child is a victim of cyberbullying, never jump to conclusions regarding damaging material, or assume that your child is to blame in some way. Try to talk to them regarding the nature and duration of bullying. Seek professional help from a counselor if needed.
  7. Ask him/her to resist from responding online. Instead, document posts so that they can be used to prove your child’s claim and help him/her in legal/psychological circumstances.
  8. Do not behave in ways that may complicate the issue, such as asking your child to ignore bullying, trivializing it, forbidding kids from using social media, taking out your emotions on them, or provoking them to retort. Even if you discover that your child is a bully, the best route to take is to talk to him/her and get a counsellor’s help.
  9. As cyberbullying might also be caused by or trigger real-life bullying, talk to your child’s school authorities to make sure that bullying does not happen in school. If your child’s involvement with cyberbullying sounds damaging or unhealthy, do not hesitate to seek legal and psychological help.
  10. Finally, teaching your child self-defense is the most effective and thorough solution to help him/her. A good self-defense technique like martial arts can make children confident, assertive, brave, and respectful of others. In professional martial art schools like Bruce McCorry’s Academy, you could even opt for programs like afterschool martial arts, thus easily fitting in self-defense to your child’s schedule.
At the beginning of new school year, say no to bullying 
through self-defense and awareness.

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

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






Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Ultimate Back-to-School Companion for Children

Martial Arts: The Ultimate Back-to-School 
Companion for Children

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

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




Stepping back to school after another summer is always an act filled with the promise of a new, better school year. If you are among those children, or if you have a child who hopes to do better and bigger in the coming school year, then martial arts is for you. Children’s martial arts holds the ultimate and perfect solution to improving a child’s performance in school, thoroughly revamping their life from all aspects.

Martial Arts for School-Going Children: The Life-Changing Choice
It is often with hesitation that parents of school-going children approach martial arts. The doubts ranger from whether martial arts will tax my child too much to whether it will provide any benefits at all. The following points will tell you that martial arts is probably the best co-curricular activity that your child can take up in their schedule during schooldays, all for the right reasons:
  • Self-Esteem: Martial arts build confidence, teach kids to esteem themselves. Instilling confidence is a process that martial arts achieves through training methods that are challenging but rewarding a learner’s self-worth. Self-worth, confidence and self-esteem have a great role in determining their performance in school, especially in team work, public speaking, and examinations.
  • Motivation: Most of the kids who struggle in school do so because they fail to find the right kind of motivation. Martial art teaches children to shift the focus from extrinsic factors of motivation such as marks, grades and incentives to intrinsic motivating factors such as the desire for knowledge, pleasure of working and so on. This pushes your child in the right direction in academics.
  • Focus: Attention and focus are other key factors in improving a child’s performance in school. To do well in school, work, and life, a child must necessarily be attentive toward the immediate happenings that surrounds him/her. Being alert in a classroom is an instance. A child should also learn to focus perseveringly on goals. Martial arts, through strategies of training the mind and senses, teaches children both immediate alertness and long term focus on things that matter.
  • Co-Curricular Excellence: Martial arts help children to shine not just in studies, but also in a number of other activities including sports, athletics and arts. Children with a passion for sports are probably the most benefited from martial arts, as it helps them to achieve athletic nature, fitness, quickness of body and mind, coordination of senses, and energy.
  • Dealing with Distractions: Perhaps the greatest benefit of martial arts for school-going children is that it helps kids to deal with concerns such as bullying, peer-pressure, stress, issues with fitting in, and much more. Fighting bullying by oneself was never a possibility until martial arts came to the scene: with the strength, confidence, purpose of mind and assertiveness provided by martial arts, saying no to bullying is finally possible for even those children who are timid and perceived as weaklings.

If you are all set to add an hour of martial arts to your child’s schedule for all the benefits it can provide, the children’s martial art lessons at Bruce McCorry’s Academy, the 40-year-old professional martial art school is what you need. 

Join today to experience quality martial arts under 
adept instructors in the safest of environments!

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

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

Monday, September 3, 2018

Fitting In and Learning Self-Esteem: Martial Arts for Kids

Fitting In and Learning Self-Esteem: Martial Arts for Kids
 at Bruce McCorry’s Academy

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

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



 No parent fails to dream about a successful and happy future for their children, and are willing to do anything to make sure that they do well in school, college and later life. However, while parents do tend to focus on studies and safety of their children, their social life and classroom experience is something which most parents tend to overlook. This significant issue was pointed out by sociologist Robert Crosnoe in his monumental study that came from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. The study suggested that those kids who find it hard to fit in school have a huge chance of dropping out of college, or not opting for college altogether. Addressing issues regarding social experience, such as fitting in and self-esteem, thus have a great role in ensuring a successful future for your child.

Fitting In and Self-Esteem: How Martial Arts Helps
Martial arts is a life-changing option awaiting you, if you have a kid who finds it difficult to fit in and socialize with his/her classmates or has self-esteem issues. Martial art lessons can help children with their social life in many ways:
  • Training in martial arts helps children to develop an inner sense of their self-worth and capability. Each martial art comes with emotional and spiritual benefits whose roots go back to the traditions, values and methods they inherited over centuries. Familiarizing with a martial art can help children to be alive to their inner worth and uniqueness.
  • Martial arts help kids with confidence, assertiveness and self-esteem. Voicing themselves is not always easy even in democratic classroom settings, when factors like peer-pressure, imbalances of power and bullying are taken into consideration. Martial arts can teach children to confidently deal with such challenges.
  • Learning martial arts also help children to rule out a number of factors from their life that might cause them problems in fitting in. Martial arts can help with obesity, as it will improve fitness and health. The way martial arts impacts memory and thinking skills is a great way to improve academic performance. Martial arts will make children athletic, sporty and spirited. All of these can ease their social experience in classroom.
  • As much as martial arts may help children to fit in, it can also teach kids to be proud of their difference. Children, especially teenagers may find it difficult to deal what they feel as oddities in their life, such as health conditions, body image issues, social factors like ethnicity, sexual preference and so on. Martial arts can help children and teenagers to be proud of their differences and embrace their true selves.

A major issue when it comes to issues of self-worth and fitting in is that children may not always be open about their concerns with parents or peers, something that is particularly true for teenagers. The only way to help them is to enable them to deal with such concerns by themselves, as adult intervention is not always possible or effective. This is where a professional martial art school with adept instructors, like the Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) can help your child. Regular martial arts training at the hands of experienced teachers can teach children to be comfortable in their own skin, be confident about themselves, and still fit in comfortably with their classmates and peers. Opt martial arts today for a bright tomorrow.

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

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Back to School Martial Arts: Say No to Bullying

Back to School Martial Arts: Say No to Bullying

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

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




 With a hectic schedule, the demands of schoolwork, peer pressure and other classroom concerns, school is never easy for children. However, what if your child has to worry about bullying too? Studies tell us that even after dedicated efforts from the part of governments, organizations and teachers to put an end to bullying through awareness and intervention, our schools are not yet successful in eradicating bullying. Even if your child doesn’t talk about being bullied or witnessing bullying in school, there is a considerable chance that he/she might be admitting only part of the truth, because 20-28% of American children are victims of bullying, and 70.6% have witnessed bullying according to surveys. Saving your children from bullying is not as hard a task as you might think, if only you know the right remedy. That remedy is martial arts.

 Saying No to Bullying: How Martial Art Helps

With another school year all set to start, martial arts is the right, sensible gift to choose for your children if you want them to spend a safe and comfortable year in school. Martial arts can help your child to defend themselves and others from bullying in several ways:
  • It makes them stronger and physically capable of resisting on-site bullying. It is the perfect self-defense your child can learn. Martial art learners will be physically and psychologically capable of defending themselves better than others.
  • Martial arts make kids alert to what it happening around, and instills confidence and courage in them. Being courageous and alert to their surroundings mean that martial art learners have a greater chance of standing up for their peers if they are bullied. It will also rescue them from being counted as the weaklings who are often targeted by bullies.
  • Martial arts is a great way to make oneself stronger in character. Even if your child has been involved with bullying in past, as a victim or bully, martial arts will give them the strength and courage to overcome its consequences through teaching them stress-relief techniques and coping strategies.
  • Bullying affects not just the victims and witnesses, but bullies too. No child is inherently violent or evil. What makes a bully is either dysfunctional families, problems in personal life or psychological complexities like egotism, narcissism and frustration. Teaching them martial arts is a great way to fix these issues at their root.
  • Martial arts teach kids to channelize their emotions like anger, stress, worry, self-centeredness, hatred and sadness to positive routes. It teaches children to be respectful and accommodative. Together, this can deter the bullies from being bullies.

Martial Arts and Back to School Safety: Bruce McCorry’s Programs to Fight Bullying

The experience of learners at Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) is the finest example of equipping kids to fight bullying through a positive measure like martial art. Kids who enroll for the two major programs for children – namely the Afterschool Martial Art Program and the Summer Program – testify that they had an easier and safer school year, thanks to martial arts. Professional martial arts for self-defense is taught at the academy by adept instructors and this helps the children’s martial arts programs at Bruce McCorry’s to function as an effective means to fight bullying. This school year, all that you need for your child’s happiness is Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts.

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

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

Monday, August 20, 2018

Women’s Only Martial Art Classes: Build a New You

Women’s Only Martial Art Classes: Build a New You

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

Phone: (978) 535-7878




 Gender is never a criteria for learning something like martial arts. Whether you are a man or a woman, learning martial arts is sure to bring you immense benefits which are physical, psychological and sometimes spiritual. It makes you healthier, stronger, fit, smart, confident, courageous, calm and happy. However, if you are a woman learner, there are several benefits to an all-women’s martial art program, which the general courses cannot offer. If you are a woman and aspires to learn martial arts, the new women’s martial art lessons at Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) is a great way for you to experience the wonders an all-women’s martial art can do to you.

Martial Arts for Women: Differences and Benefits
What benefits can martial arts can provide for women, and what are the additional benefits of learning martial arts in an all-women’s setting? The new all-women’s program at Bruce McCorry’s is an answer to these doubts:
  • A major criticism of traditional martial arts is that it is male-dominated in many ways. Traditional martial arts settings can be gendered and sexist in many ways, as there are chances of co-learners judging woman learners to be less physically capable or able to learn martial arts. A women-only setting is a great way for women to learn martial arts in a room full of non-judgmental co-learners.
  • A women’s martial art program is a great way for you to empower yourself and realize self-actualization as a woman and an individual. It helps you to appreciate your strength and ability, aids you to perform to the best of your capability, and learn values such as confidence, courage, self-dependence, self-worth and assertiveness – all of which are qualities women need to master to make themselves heard in a patriarchal culture.
  • A women-only martial art program will be able to give more focus on martial arts for women. Such a broad program can address through martial arts many issues that women face, such as sexual assault, sexism at workplace, cyber harassment, domestic violence, abuse, and the rise of rape culture.
  • Thanks to the media culture and its gendered nature, most women grow up with body image issues. Learning martial arts is a great way to get over this, and a women’s only setting can place focus on this. It will help you to stay fit and healthy, just as you need to live healthily. On the other hand, it will help you to embrace your body and self.
  • In a gendered and patrifocal culture, it is easy for women to feel unworthy, incompetent, and unassertive. Martial arts will teach you to see that these are not realities, but constructed. Martial art can do this by helping you to realize your inner strength, understand your capabilities, and release the real you.

The Best Martial Arts Program for Women at Bruce McCorry’s
The women’s only lessons at Bruce McCorry’s academy is not something that artificially and regressively imposes gender segregation. It helps women, especially those who are not comfortable in a mixed-gender setting, to get the best out of martial arts in a comfortable atmosphere. It further helps to focus on and address those issues that are particular to women, in a more efficient manner. However, those women who wish to mutually benefit from a mixed-gender session can join the regular programs. 

Whichever is your choice, come to Bruce McCorry’s for experiencing the best martial arts for women!
Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Center
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878