Tuesday, May 8, 2018

NICU and Autism: How Martial Arts Helps to Cope

NICU and Autism: How Martial Arts Helps to Cope




There is nothing more fabulous and wonderful than being the proud parents of your tiny bundle of joy. However, if you have reached this page looking up NICU, perhaps your journey wasn’t all that easy for you. Perhaps you have experienced the nightmare of having your little one in the NICU or witnessing a loved one going through the experience of neonatal complications. If you are here seeking help for yourself and your loved ones who experienced an NICU situation, it is important to know that with right care and support, things can be made alright.

Premature Birth and the NICU Experience: Causes and Consequences
Babies are usually admitted to an NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) if they are born without completing minimum healthy gestation period, which is 37 months. Though babies with complicated health conditions are also admitted to NICU, usually premature births are the most common reason. Data indicates that premature births are much more common than they are usually thought to be – according to CDC, one in every ten babies in US are born premature.

There are a number of factors that might lead to premature birth. Some of them, like tobacco, alcohol and drug use perhaps are those we can try to avoid. Most of them, however, are beyond our control – ranging from health conditions and complications in conception to personal history and infections. A better way to avoid neonatal complication is to check for the symptoms ranging from bleeding and spotting to backaches and diarrhea and do the regular checkups. 

However, if you unfortunately find your baby having to go through the NICU, the most relevant question that needs to be asked is of coping. Coping is not just about the experience - about praying your baby to turn out a fighter and not lose your strength of mind seeing your child’s suffering. It is also about preparing yourselves to face the long-term consequences. In the words of Linda C., the popular blogger who writes about her NICU experience at http://www.nicumama.com/, one cannot ever be sure if they ever survive the NICU. Linda’s own journey started in 2001, when her son was born premature, with severe health conditions. He had to undergo NICU, had to move in and out of the ventilator, even undergoing a tracheostomy and using a g-tube early in life. Though the family survived, the experience left the child with a complex medical history including autism. Though everyone’s experience may not result in complex medical consequences, it is important to know that it could happen.

Coping through Martial Arts: How Does it Help
Consequences of NICU include an increased chance for the baby to develop autism, and other medical complications. Though professional medical help is the most important, alternate healing methods like martial arts can help to cope with a situation like NICU. Martial art helps kids in the autistic spectrum to resolve physical, psychological, social and behavioral challenges, thus improving their life. Bruce McCorry’s Academy, where Linda’s sister, Sandra (Miss Sandra) is an instructor, has a history of helping kids with autism to lead quality lives. Parents of the NICU baby too can use martial arts to manage stress and negative thoughts. A number of regular martial arts and energy healing can help in this. Martial arts may not make everything alright, but it sure might help you to cope better. 

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

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






Thursday, May 3, 2018

Bring Out the Sports Champ in Your Child: Martial Arts for Sports

Bring Out the Sports Champ in Your Child: Martial Arts for Sports

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

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




It is widely thought that excelling in sports has everything to do with innate talent. Around us, we see hundreds of young kids trying out their luck in sports and returning disappointed, because even though they are deeply passionate about sports, they feel inadequately talented. However, the reality is that right physical and mental training is as much important as innate talent when it comes to excelling in sports. With the right technique to guide your child, and the right means to train him/her physically and mentally, it is possible to bring out the dormant flair for sports in your kid and make him/her a sports champ. 

Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Lessons for Kids: The Stepping Stone to Success in Sports

For many parents, training their kids for sports is the same as making them practice just one specific sport at hand. However, to make your kids sport champs, what you need is a broader strategy that makes them physically stronger and mentally prepared. Sculpting the right physique, sharpening the right senses, and cultivating the right mindset is the key to success in any sports. This is why your child needs professional martial art to help them, in addition to regular sports training.

Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) has been offering professional martial arts lessons for children and adults for the past forty years. Through these decades, the Academy has developed unique strategies through which a child can be equipped to excel in sports. Some of these are given below:


  • Martial art lessons for kids at the academy focuses on building the core body strength in youngsters so they can withstand longer and fight harder in the sports field.
  • Each martial art taught here is a medley of quick physical moves and mental coordination. Practicing a martial art gives your child the agility of limbs and quick coordination skills that are necessary to shine in sports.
  • Sudden moves in martial arts will make your child’s senses sharper, making them quickly sense surroundings and act swiftly in response. This is a winning skill in most sports.
  • Martial art relieves stress and helps the learner to face challenges with calmness. This will help your kid remain calm and composed in the sports field, even during stress.
  • Martial art is also the perfect way to tone muscles and remain fit. Fit physique is the starting point to becoming a good sportsperson.
  • Above all, martial arts is a field that teaches your child healthy competition. It will help your kid to develop the right spirit that will help them to remain calm in victories and not get heartbroken in failures. 


It is proven by studies that martial art learners – both children and adults – tend to perform better in sports than those who do not learn martial arts. The programs currently offered for children and adults at Bruce McCorry’s enshrine what the academy learned through four decades of experience in martial arts instruction. At Bruce McCorry’s, kids and adults get to choose from a wide range of martial arts the right one for them. If sports are the passion of your kid, martial arts can adequately prepare him/her to succeed against all adversities. With  sports season here, now is the time to enroll!

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

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

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Better Lives for Children with Autism: How Martial Arts Can Help

Better Lives for Children with Autism: How Martial Arts Can Help



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

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

There was one time when autism was not a widely discussed topic in parenting circles. Fortunately for millions of children out there, this situation has changed with increased awareness regarding the condition. Today’s parents know about and discuss autism. With the right kind of diagnosis, help and training, many kids in the autistic spectrum are able to live better lives today. April being the National Autism Awareness Month, it is important to bring the nation’s attention to the cutting edge research going on in different fields that can help autistic kids. This article familiarises how martial arts are proven to be one of the most helpful activities for autistic children. Coupled with proper diagnosis and professional help, martial art can aid children in the autistic spectrum to lead better lives.

The 21st Century Solution: Martial Arts for Children with Autism
We are in 2018, and our knowledge of the physiological, neurological and psychological facets of autism has improved a lot, which means that now it is possible to think of new and unconventional help strategies for autism. Martial art is one among these.


  • Many children within the autistic spectrum repeat behavioural loops, develop physical symptoms, and most commonly, remain socially inept. A landmark study in the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse proved that martial art learners with autism showed remarkable improvement in physical and social skills compared to those who do not train in martial arts.
  • In 2016, F. Bahrami of Isfahan University elucidated through research that communication and social abilities in autistic kids can be improved through the teaching of Karate.
  • In 2016, Y. Kim et al, who pursued research on Taekwondo, came to the conclusion that physical balance and coordination improve in autistic kids who are Taekwondo learners.
  • Paul Zehr, writing in 2017, noted that repetitive behaviour, which is a commonly shared trait among kids who fall at different spots in the autistic spectrum, can be cured through structured martial arts lessons.
  • More than one study has noted how kids with ADHD can be helped through martial arts. Kids with ADHD remain hyperactive and find it difficult to focus their attention on the task at hand. Training in martial arts is shown to improve focus and help hyperactivity in them.
  • Visualizing is one martial arts strategy that helps autistic kids. Autistic children who have difficulty in organizing and executing the whole picture of an idea can get help with the visualizing techniques used in many martial arts.


Bruce McCorry’s Academy: Quality Martial Arts For those with Special Needs

Children in the autistic spectrum need not just a martial art school, but a caring martial art school where they will get individual attention and the right martial art solution for their specific problem. This is why Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) becomes different when it comes to kids with autism. Academy has a special needs program uniquely designed to help children with conditions similar to autism, and hundreds of children have benefitted from the program over years. At Bruce McCorry’s, we teach martial arts with the realization that it is surely not the once-and-for-all cure for autism. Nevertheless, we move forward with the belief that every child is entitled to an equal and normal life, and martial arts is one way of helping autistic kids to claim their share of quality life. 

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

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









Thursday, April 5, 2018

Massachusetts’s Best Martial Art School

What You Get When You Join 
Bruce McCorry’s Academy: 
Massachusetts’s Best Martial Art School

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

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

Have you ever dreamed of relaxing, saying no to stress and feeling confident in life? Have you ever wished to shed those extra pounds? Have you ever hoped to live a life free from lifestyle diseases? If you have, perhaps it is time you gave martial arts a chance. In a professional martial arts school, under caring and experienced instructors, martial arts can be a fun and rewarding experience for your mind, body and life. That is why you need to check out Bruce McCorry’s Academy, the school which offers the best martial art experience that you can probably get.

The Best Comes from the Past: Martial Arts with a Legacy of Four Decades
Established in 1978 at Peabody, Bruce McCorry’s Academy is one of the oldest and most prestigious martial art schools in Massachusetts. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Bruce McCorry’s Academy has over the years developed a unique method of combining traditional wisdom in martial arts with cutting edge research in biology, medicine and psychology. Each course offered at the academy is therefore a blend of the past and the present, aimed to meet your needs. Taught by instructors with decades of experience, and led by Master Bruce McCorry, an internationally reputed name in modern martial arts, what you get from the academy are not just lessons, but experiences to cherish a lifetime.

What You Get When You Join Bruce McCorry’s Academy: Martial Art at its Best
Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts offers professional martial art lessons that are comprehensive and customizable, for learners of all ages. The following are some of the key benefits that you get when you choose Bruce McCorry’s Academy over others:


  • Academy offers a broad set of courses to choose from, including moderate ones like Tai Chi, Taekwondo, Kung Fu and Kickboxing to intense ones like MMA and XMA.
  • Bruce McCorry’s Academy has programs that easily adapt to the age and capability of the learner. For preschoolers, we have the fun, activity-oriented, Little Ninja’s Program. For kids up to twelve years, we have the extremely rewarding Juniors’ programs, the convenient After School and Summer courses. The teen/adult courses for teens, adults and seniors, include a wide, customizable range of martial arts to select. The Special Needs program caters to kids who are differently abled.
  • We offer courses specially designed to achieve the personal needs of the learners. Thus, at Bruce McCorry’s you will find instructors guiding you on the right martial art way to battle lifestyle diseases, achieve your weight-loss goal, kick fatigue and stress, develop confidence and self-esteem or learn self-defense. We even couple martial arts with energy healing and other techniques to achieve specific health needs.
  • For your children, the martial art lessons at Bruce McCorry’s mean improved grades, increased social skills, greater confidence and better performance in arts and sports – all taught under expert supervision with safety ensured.
  • Lessons at the academy comes with the opportunity to meet like-minded people at a vibrant campus. You can even join with your family and friends, and the campus will provide the perfect space to spend quality time with loved ones and share the experience of martial arts.


Martial arts, once learnt, will stay with you for life. Nowhere else will you get so much from martial arts at an affordable rate, with many benefits, free trial included. 
Come to Bruce McCorry’s for change.

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

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




Tuesday, April 3, 2018

For Your Child’s Future: Summer Martial Arts Workshops at Bruce McCorry’s Academy

For Your Child’s Future: Summer Martial Arts 
Workshops at Bruce McCorry’s Academy



Admissions are open!
Call to reserve your space
Phone: (978) 535-7878


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

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


There’s no season to learn martial arts; however, if there’s an ideal season for your child to give a try at it, it’s nothing but summer! Summer is officially the perfect time for kids’ martial art. On one hand, it is the most convenient season - the only time when your kid might get a long break from schoolwork and studies. On the other hand, martial arts is the most beneficial gift that you can give your child in summer – after all, why would you want your kid to waste away their precious break in front of the television or the internet, when they can easily learn so much and have great fun at a martial art program? If you are looking for a perfect summer program for your child, Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) is the one and only place you need to check out.

Bruce McCorry’s Summer Workshops: Change Your Child’s Future Forever
Unlike other summer programs, Bruce McCorry’s Academy’s Martial Arts Summer Workshops for children is an all-rounder character and personality development program. Most children who attend the Workshops speak of it as a life-changing experience, often in testimony to the many brilliant advantages that they get at the Workshops which no other summer course can match:


  • The Summer Workshops introduces kids to the world of martial arts in the easiest and the most fun way possible. Through the Workshops, they find themselves mastering those martial arts which will help them to build their health and energy and stay fit and flexible.
  • The Summer Workshops is nothing short of a comprehensive character and personality development course. Though martial art remains the highlight, the program fuses together fun activities, field trips, arts and crafts, reading sessions, games, storytelling and much more. The plethora of activities at the academy is a great way to develop social skills, to improve memory and focus, to learn cooperation and teamwork, and to develop self-esteem.
  • Summer is the time for children to take a break from studies, clear their minds, and get ready afresh to tackle a new school year. The Summer Workshops helps this process by teaching children to declutter, avoid stress, build confidence and learn patience, punctuality and discipline. 
  • The Bruce McCorry’s Summer Workshops is the perfect way to initiate your child into useful self-defense methods that will come handy throughout their lives. Learning self-defense is not just about physically defending oneself, but also about mastering the courage to withstand a good deal of problems – from bullying and peer-pressure to abuse and violence.
  • The Summer Workshops can boost so many other skills that are dormant in your child. Studies show how kids, once they learn martial arts, often discover their real talent. Martial arts is proven to boost athletic and sport skills, to enhance creativity and academic talent, and to help kids to be confident performers and defenders. 


With forty years of experience in martial arts, Bruce McCorry’s academy is the most professional and trusted institution providing martial art lessons in Massachusetts. 

What the summer program for children offers is essentially a vibrant hub of activities and learning, where your child will learn through martial arts the many tactics to succeed in life. It might be the one crucial step that will rewrite your child’s future – let your child be a part of the summer Workshops today.

Admissions are open!
Call to reserve your space
Phone: (978) 535-7878

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Bruce McCorry’s Martial Art Fitness Strategies - Peabody, MA


Spring into Fitness with Martial Arts: The Bruce McCorry’s Martial Art Fitness Strategies

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

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





If there is one dream to which no one would say no, that is fitness – the ultimate resolution which most of us hope to make come true at the beginning of every year. Yet, springing into fitness doesn’t seem all that easy in our urban lives with its unavoidable fast food culture, increasing physical comforts, and sedentary jobs which rarely ask us to be physically active. And the solutions? Well, some of them definitely seem to be fake and full of false promises, while others demand a level of dedication and effort that is impossible to spare in our busy lives. To save yourselves from this double-trap, you need the fitness strategies developed by Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts.

Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts – What makes this Fitness Formula Different?
The wide range of martial art programs for adults and children at Bruce McCorry’s Academy can offer you those physical, mental and spiritual benefits that a regular martial art course can offer. However, there are some unique combinations of martial art programs and activities which make Bruce McCorry’s the ultimate destination for all things fitness:

  • At the academy, you will find quite a unique collection of courses, specially catering to your fitness needs. Regular courses like Tai Chi, Taekwondo and Kung Fu are taught with the fitness needs of the learners in mind, with their the possible fitness benefits of these martial arts accented to help the learners.
  • Those programs which cater primarily to fitness and health of the learners are developed into special wings in the academy. A good example is Kickboxing Peabody, the flagship cardio kickboxing program, which helps to build cardiac health and lose weight in amazing speed. 
  • The three-fold division of the courses into branches for preschoolers (3-6 years), juniors (6-12 years) and teens and adults (13+ years) helps to provide age-appropriate fitness techniques for learners. Preschool kids and children are introduced to activities which will help them to avoid obesity in their formative years, whereas adults and seniors are introduced into regular fitness strategies that will help to keep them healthy and in shape.
  • Customized care provided by our instructors help the learners to figure out what fitness goals are personally relevant to them, and what strategies can be used to achieve them. Fitness martial art at Bruce McCorry’s is a collective experience that is differently meaningful to each individual who takes it.


Each martial art has aspects which can be stressed upon to tease out the maximum fitness benefits. Some rely on strategies like core strength training that aim at particular muscles in the body. Some focus primarily on physical control, balance and disciplining in order to achieve results. Some can be coupled beautifully with mind training techniques in order to achieve specific goals. 

At Bruce McCorry’s Academy, you will find deftly designed courses and experienced instructors who will help to identify what fitness goals are relevant to you and deliver the exact fitness solution that will make you reach your goal. The many fitness-oriented programs at Bruce McCorry’s academy is the solution to the double-trap of fitness that binds our modern lives: it is at once effective and transforming, but not as burdensome as a regular workout program. 

Don’t wait any more – spring into fitness with 
the Bruce McCorry’s fitness-oriented martial art programs.

Also, don't forget we are also home of Kickboxing Peabody


Friday, March 23, 2018

Say NO to Bullying and Cyberbullying - The Bruce McCorry’s Way - Peabody MA

Say No to Bullying: Resistance through Martial Arts




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

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

In 2016, the National Center for Education reported that 20.8% of children in the US schools are being bullied, which means that one out of every five child is a victim of bullying.  This is a situation that demands attention, even more so when we realize that in each instance of bullying, it is not just the victim who needs professional help, but also the bully. The question that remains, is how we can provide help.

Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Need for a Solution
The disheartening report from the Center for Education came almost one year after US declared itself a federation with anti-bullying legislation implemented in every single state. This shows us that legislation and adult supervision might help to an extend in reducing the instances of bullying - but even today, we have no foolproof way to ensure that a child won’t be bullied at all in the social spaces that he/she interacts in. Even when adults might be able to monitor classrooms and public spaces where kids interact, it is impossible to rule out the discrete and damaging ways in which bullying might be carried on, either in real life or in cyberspaces where it is impossible to intervene or prevent bullying before it has happened.

Is there a solution? What we need is a strong tactic by which the root causes of bullying can be eradicated and kids could be equipped to resist bullying when it happens. What we need is a more personal solution that can positively transform the everyday lives of potential victims and bullies.

Resisting Bullying through Martial Arts: The Bruce McCorry’s Way
For a number of years now, Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts (Peabody, MA) has advocated martial arts as a potentially safe and efficient way to resist bullying. There are several ways in which martial arts can be used to prevent bullying, which Bruce McCorry’s Academy has incorporated into the martial art programs for children:


  • Martial art lessons instill children with self-confidence and self-esteem. One root cause of bullying that gives away potential victims is their diffidence and timidity, which martial arts can remedy. 
  • Often, difference is something kids find difficult to accept in themselves and in others. Core values that are part of martial arts training teach kids to love and accept their own differences, and those of others. This helps to reduce bullying, as vulnerable children find confidence in being able to accept themselves, and potential bullies develop a tolerant attitude to others.
  • Martial arts help potential bullies and victims physically as well. It helps weak kids to learn self-defense strategies, develop stronger physique, and thus defend themselves. On the other hand, it helps potentially violent kids to channelize their extra energy in productive ways.
  • Through martial arts, children learn social skills such as companionship, team work and tolerance. These are important in learning to value the dignity of others, and thus help to prevent bullying.


A good martial art school needs to develop a space for children to get to know each other, respect differences, develop one’s potential and grow socially through companionship. The children’s programs at Bruce McCorry’s aim at providing such a space for children to grow, so that they learn to defend themselves, stand up for those who are weaker, and respect those who are different. 


With martial arts as a solution, it is possible to imagine a future where bullies and bullying exist no more.

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

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