Thursday, January 19, 2017

Be a Better You - Refueling Motivation with Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts

Be a Better You - Refueling Motivation with Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts 

A number of studies have pointed out that life-blaming is blooming in our culture, especially among students and in workplaces. Every time something positive doesn’t seem to be coming our way, we tend to blame ourselves – especially our drawbacks - or the situation we are caught in. Interestingly, psychology points out that this blame game might be a mechanism for not admitting to ourselves that we lack something we really need: motivation.

 The Motivation FAQ: What Makes Things Happen in Our Life
Motivation is a word we hear a lot, but little think about. Motivational speeches and self-help that permeates our culture might make us feel that it is something you can imbibe from someone else’s inspirational talk. But the real or desirable form of motivation is intrinsic - a strong emotional drive that evolves from within and drives us do something with our lives. Most of us remain motivated as children. Some of us totally fail to keep it up beyond teenage. Others get motivated occasionally, but they fail to sustain it all the time. In any aspect of our life – health and fitness, relationships, family, academic life, workplace, everyday activities or creativity – lack of motivation means that positive things gradually cease to happen in our lives.

 Getting Back on Track: Martial Arts to Remain Motivated
A typical time of the year when you feel a sudden drop in your motivation level is the post-holiday weeks. Holidays mean weeks-long hiatus from things that really demanded hard work, strength and presence of mind from you. Thinking of your work, school, workout or responsibilities seems rather dull at the end of the holiday. 

 An easy and fun way to refuel the fire of motivation within you is martial arts. What you can do right now to get back on track is to enroll for martial art lessons. It will not only help you to get on back on track for the time being, but in the long run it will gradually make you enjoy things that you today find exhausting. Keeping up a healthy lifestyle, building a fit and toned body, performing your best at school or workplace or building strongly founded relationships might not be that difficult at all with martial arts at your side.

 Be Motivated, Be a Better You: Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts
Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Center is the ideal martial arts choice if you are looking out for the right guidance that will help you fire your motivation. Bruce McCorry’s Academy has a brilliant selection of programs that can create a better you. You can finally say goodbye to the dreary workout sessions with our health-and-fitness-oriented martial art lessons. If you feel that lack of confidence, stress or academic/professional incapability keep you away from success at your school or workplace, our all-rounder martial art programs are for you. Children who might find their school life intimidating because of bullying or peer pressure can find in martial arts the courage and self-defense skills to make the school a better place for themselves and others. Our unique combination that draws upon meditation, mind-healing, traditional martial art wisdom and cutting-edge modern martial art research can inspire positivity within you.

When you are positive, nothing can beat you from being motivated. Stop blaming life and rediscover the motivated you with Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts.

Friday, January 13, 2017

New Year, New You with Bruce McCorry’s Academy

2017 - New Year, New You with Bruce McCorry’s Academy
Written by: Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts

Few of us can think of the New Year without thinking of a new beginning. 2017 might not be the first New Year in our lives, but it is true for each of us that this year won’t come again. In one year, you might not be living the same life, among the same people. If you have always hoped to transform your life in any way, now is the time to do it. If you have wished to be healthier, stronger, fit or confident; if you have wished to kick your habits, gift a perfect life to your children, live stress-free or take control of your life, this is the time. 2017 is the year of the New You. And perhaps, martial arts might be the shortcut to that.

Mold the New You in the Martial Art Way with Bruce McCorry’s Academy
If there’s anything that can touch and transform all aspects of your life – physical, mental, emotional and the spiritual – it is martial arts. Therefore, if anyone has the ability and the wisdom to mold the New You, it is no one other than a qualified and reliable martial art school.

 Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody MA), the top and long-standing martial art center in Massachusetts is the ideal space that will help you discover the New You. For the past four decades, Bruce McCorry’s Academy has helped thousands of learners to identify their strengths and weaknesses and positively transform themselves with the help of martial arts. Bruce McCorry’s Academy is one of the select martial art centers that offer customized professional care to everybody from a preschooler to a senior.

 Martial Arts for Everybody: Bruce McCorry’s Programs for Health, Fitness and More
Whoever you are and whatever be your life’s goal, you will find one program at Bruce McCorry’s that will transform your life:

* Little Ninjas: For your preschooler (3-6 years), choose the Little Ninjas Program that uses a nuanced curriculum of simple martial arts and activities to boost physical growth, mental and emotional development, social skills and brain development. 

* Juniors: A brilliant foundation course for kids (7-12 years), it is all your child needs to ace through the school years. Children’s martial arts at Bruce McCorry’s is a wild card to academic and extracurricular excellence and a healthy, energetic, stress-free school life. Children can also choose the handy schemes of After-school Martial Arts Program (AMP) or the Summer Program. 

* Teen/Adult: This program is for everybody above 13 years of age who wants to try out martial arts. You can choose your ideal program or combination that caters to your personal reasons for turning to martial arts - as a pastime, for achieving specific goals, or as a lifetime passion. Bruce McCorry’s has an amazing selection of courses ranging from lighter and moderate ones like Tai Chi, Taekwondo, Kung Fu and Cardio Kickboxing to more challenging ones like MMA and XMA. 

* Special Needs: Martial arts is for everybody. The inclusive Special Needs program is for those who face physical and mental challenges who can work wonders with their life given that extra caring hand.

Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Center aims at health, fitness, confidence and happiness for everybody. Any choice from the above programs that suits your personal needs, goals, strengths and capabilities is exactly what you need to add that extra spark that would transform your life. Say yes to Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts to make 2017 count.

Try a FREE Class today.  - (978) 535-7878

Friday, January 6, 2017

Tap Your Inner Powers with Martial Arts: The Key to YOUR Self

Tap Your Inner Powers with Martial Arts: The Key to YOUR Self 
Written by: Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts - Peabody, MA

Every now and then, we hear motivational words telling us that whatever it takes to achieve your dreams and goals, it’s all in you and it’s just a matter of bringing out the best in you. Be yourself, find your right talent, be touch with your inner self... But no one tells us how exactly to do that. Hence it is a predicament of our times that it has become a habit for us to look toward someone else to give us what we really need. Each time we pay the doctor, the gym or a personality development program, we tend to believe that it is only them who can keep us healthy, fit, confident or happy. Perhaps if someone told us how to tap the lauded inner power, we could lead a life that is much more effortless, happy and complete.

Tapping Your Inner Powers with Martial Arts: the Key to Your Self
Since we have seen people achieving those goals which we cherish, we will have to agree that there are innate human powers that some of us succeed in bringing out. For the common man/woman, is there a practical way to tap one’s own strength and succeed? That key to your self is martial arts. With a bit of guidance from the right experts, you too can use the martial art key to unlock the door to your goals.

Here are some inner powers that martial arts help to achieve. If your goal fall among these, martial arts is what you need!

* Healthier You: There are moves and activities in martial arts that can help to achieve a rather balanced health profile without serious lifestyle diseases and potentially good immunity. People with chronic diseases or special needs too can rely on martial arts to live a better life.

* Fitter You: Losing weight and achieving a fit body are a prime goal for many. Martial art is an effective and easily doable fitness regime than most workout-diet combos. In a fast-food-plus-no-workout culture, this is something everyone can do for themselves.

* Braver You: Building confidence and being able to defend yourself – both physically and otherwise – is an art that everyone needs to master. From kids to seniors, everyone needs to know how to affirm themselves and keep themselves safe. Martial art teaches you that.

* Successful You: Children can definitely benefit from the sharper memory, intellect and quicker thought-process that martial arts gift them. But it is also useful for the adults to climb up the career ladder or the seniors to conquer their age.

* Sociable You: At times you need to put yourself first, but as part of a society, it is important to be sociable. Martial art teaches you to communicate, cooperate, nurture relationships, be caring and a lot more.

The uniqueness of martial art is that it is a key that unlocks a spectrum of possibilities. Your doctor may look after your health, your trainer may keep you fit - but martial arts can work on each of these and more - as we saw. All you have to do is choose a good, professional martial art instructor's at  Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) who can teach you the essentials of martial arts. Once you master the elemental's of martial arts, no goal is too far away. It’s time to make the move!

Try a FREE Class today.  - (978) 535-7878

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year, New You with Martial Arts

New Year, New You with Martial Arts 
Written by: Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy

Studies indicate that around half of the Americans welcome the New Year with a New Year resolution. Psychologically, the desire to bring about a total change in one’s lifestyle or behavior is closely linked to the innate wish of humans to constantly improve and advance themselves. Despite a strong intrinsic motivation like this, only 8% of the population – the most perseverant of the lot – actually manages to stick to their pledges. Is it an unreachable goal to aspire for a totally new you?

You will find a million sources that tell you how to do it right. They will ask you to set realistic and achievable goals, go through them one at a year and go easy on yourselves. Ironically, while the whole idea of a New Year resolution is to improve yourself and lead a life without limits, the wisdom of the modern pundits asks you to limit yourself. 

A New You this New Year: Martial Arts to Achieve New Year Resolutions
What if you found something that will instead help you to stick to the many unachievable and unlimited resolutions you want to set for yourself? That magic wand for you is martial arts.

Martial arts have a unique influence on your mind, body and emotional profile. This means that it will help you transform every aspect of your life and become a new you. If we practically relate this to some of the most common New Year goals:

* Martial arts will make you fit and toned and will inspire you to remain so. 

* Martial arts will motivate you to lead a healthier lifestyle. With the right physical activity and brain stimulation, you can keep lifestyle diseases and immunity-related concerns at bay.

* Martial arts can inspire you to kick your bad habits by helping you to reconnect with your center and be in touch with your inner self.

* If your ideal you is a calm, confident person, martial arts is for you. You can achieve mental quiet, emotional balance and self-confidence through martial arts.

However, the key to any lifestyle change is perseverance. The 92% of the lot fail to live up to their New Year goals not because they care less, but simply because they have a less perseverant personality. Martial arts will help you to work on this aspect of your personality. 

Find Your Ideal Self at Bruce McCorry’s Academy
A quality martial art school like Bruce McCorry’s Academy becomes relevant because of the individual and customized martial art experience you get here. The academy knows that the ideal you can be different for each one. Each of you can have different goals and different paths to reach your ideal: losing weight, leading healthier lives, cutting on bad habits, kicking stress or being confident are only some of them. Some of you might want to reconnect with yourselves, some might want to build better relationships, and some might want to focus more on work or family. 

The personal guidance by martial art experts at Bruce McCorry’s Academy will help you to identify your right goals. We help you to choose the right martial art and learn it in in the right way to achieve your New Year goals. For a unique martial art experience and a unique you, choose Bruce McCorry’s Academy.

Start your New You, Today!  Call (978) 535-7878 or 
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Martial Arts: The Perfect Holiday Gift for Kids and Adults

Martial Arts: The Perfect Holiday Gift for Kids and Adults
Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts - Peabody, MA

Gifts make each holiday season special, not just for those who receive them, but also for those who give them. Giving a gift brings the joy and satisfaction of making someone we love happy. But choosing a gift is as much a difficult task as a joyful one. We never want to give anything less than the perfect gift for those whom we really care for. But choosing a perfect, complete gift often sounds impractical. Is there a way to gift your loved ones everything that they need in life at one go? Perhaps there is.

How Martial Arts Makes the Perfect Holiday Gift
If you want to gift your loved ones all that they really need in life, perhaps the ideal holiday gift you should choose is martial arts. For a few years now, getting a gym membership for someone is gaining popularity as a holiday gift. Sure, a gym membership is a convenient short-cut to achieving a fit body. But getting your loved ones an opportunity to learn martial arts means much more than fitness.

* By gifting martial arts, you are giving someone the gift of health and strength. Martial art learners are the least probable to succumb to lifestyle diseases or fall ill with minor illnesses. Martial art is also an efficient way to achieve a strong, assertive physique.

* The gift of fitness is inbuilt in martial arts. Unlike a gym membership, those who gets the chance to learn martial arts will never resent their gift. It is an enjoyable and effective way to achieve a fit and toned body.

* Getting someone a chance to learn martial arts means you are gifting them confidence and courage to face the crises in life. Martial arts will come to their aid at every turn in their life, and will help them to develop capability for self-defense, self-confidence and courage.

* There are many who simply crave for a stress-free and calm life. Martial arts are a way of life that will teach the learner to get out of the loop of stress and enjoy the calm and quiet joys of life even in a fast-paced life. There’s nothing better that could be gifted at the beginning of a new, hopeful year.

* Above all, a gift of martial arts means gifting positive outlook and positive energy. Positivity is something that everyone needs to develop from within. But introducing anyone to the world of martial arts is an excellent way to inspire positivity in someone you care for.

Gift the Best of Martial Arts through Bruce McCorry’s Academy
Given that martial arts is the ideal gift that you can get for your loved ones this Christmas and New Year, it is up to you to get them the best martial arts package out there. Bruce McCorry’s Academy, one of the premier martial art schools in Massachusetts is a perfect choice. For the last four decades, the academy has ruled the martial art scenario steady and strong. With experienced staff, a diverse range of courses and varied schemes under which people of all ages can join, Bruce McCorry’s is the best martial art experience that you can wish for anyone. 

Gifting the best of martial arts to your loved ones is now at your fingertips as the academy offers convenient gift certificates that make this holiday special than ever before. Let this be the holiday that your loved ones will remember forever!   (978) 535-7878

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Kick Peer Pressure with Martial Arts

Kick Peer Pressure with Martial Arts
 written by: Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts

If you ask a child psychologist or educationist about the prime factor that pushes a kid to risky behavior, he/she is sure to name peer pressure. It is clinically shown that by the time children are in the middle school, gradually the influence that parents or adults hold over them diminish. Instead, what their friends and peers think of them becomes important. Parents have to be aware of the pitfalls of peer pressure to help kids through it.

Getting to Know Peer Pressure 

From the age of seven to the late teens, every child goes through a socially vulnerable phase where it becomes important for them to fit in, win social approval from their peers and be popular among them. The core of the peer pressure mentality is the inability to say no to the peers even if the child might know that they are up to potentially risky behavior. Anything that a peer picks up from a movie or an older kid might become a fad and lead your child to the same path, potentially destructive. This might include serious behavioral problems such as cheating, bullying, and trying out smoking, alcohol or drugs. In short, peer pressure can wreck every effort you put into right parenting from the time your child was born.

 Dealing with Peer Pressure through Martial Arts

As parents you can help your child to resist peer pressure in many ways: 
* By developing a comfort zone with your kid where he/she can tell anything to you
* By taking it coolly if you come to know of a peer pressure situation
* By getting to know your kid’s friends
* By trying to tell them the difference between what is cool and what is risky. 

But all this might potentially backfire as this is a phase where kids might be naturally hostile to the parents. The child might cut off completely from you if he/she feels that you are overreacting or stalking them. 

A more effective way would be to put your child in a positive hangout where he/she will get to learn the right path from a source other than family. A great example is a martial art school. Training at a positively oriented martial art school like Bruce McCorry’s Academy is an example of how martial arts can help your child to resist peer pressure in the following concrete ways:

1. Martial art teaches your kid to stand up for what they believe is right and defend themselves from peers and bullies

2. It gives them the courage to say no to negativity and face the consequences 

3. It gives them a positive act to channelize their energy 

4. A martial art school acts as a positive peer group that can counteract the negative peer influence

5. Martial arts gives your child an alternate way to be cool and popular among peers and they no more have to subject themselves to peer pressure to feel belonged

6. Above all, martial arts will teach them that to be truly cool is to be independent of others’ ideas

Parental advise can only last as long as the children step out of their home. But martial arts stay with them when they are actually put through a peer pressure situation. Make the choice and help your child to kick peer pressure with martial arts.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

How to Choose the Best Martial Arts Classes in Your Area

How to Choose the Best Martial Arts Classes in Your Area: Some Tips

Nowadays, tutorials of everything from dance and aerobics to yoga and martial arts reach your home straight through television, DVDs or internet. All of these claim to change your life forever. These might sound appealing to anyone who cares for themselves. But before you fall for such claims, there are a few facts to keep in mind. Firstly, if there's any teachable art that can actually bring about a holistic transformation to your life, it is martial arts: unlike the rest, martial arts alone caters to your body, mind, emotions and intellect all at once.

Secondly, if you think you can learn true martial arts in its essence from a self-instruction tutorial, you couldn't be more wrong. A locally-based, reliable and professional martial art school is your one-way ticket to success in martial arts and life.

Choosing the Best Martial Art School in Your Area: Some Tips

Choosing one from the numerous martial art institutions around you might be a difficult task. Here are some questions you can ask yourself before you pick one of the several available choices in your area:

* How long has a particular school been around? – The longer the legacy of a school, it means that the school has been popular and successful from its beginning and it has changed itself with the times.

* Does the school make the learner a priority?

* How qualified and experienced are the instructors?

* How inclusive are the courses offered at the martial art school?

* Does the school provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere?

A school that fulfills the most of these expectations is definitely the best in your area.

The Best Martial Arts Lessons in North Shore, MA: Bruce McCorry's Academy

If you are looking for a perfect martial art school in North Shore, MA, you don't have to look further. Bruce McCorry's Academy of Martial Arts in Peabody has a satisfying answer to all these queries.

From 1978, Bruce McCorry's is one of the established martial art schools in Massachusetts, with a legacy that dates back to almost four decades. The academy has an astounding faculty led by Bruce McCorry, an internationally reputed martial art legend. Majority of the instructors in the academy have been in martial arts for ten years or more. Through these years, they have trained thousands of learners and helped them to achieve the goals that matter the most to them.

The learner always comes first for the academy. Every learner gets customized attention from the instructors who know their strengths and weaknesses. They help students to work for the particular goals like health, fitness or confidence they want to succeed in. Bruce McCorry's has one of the most inclusive curriculum that extends over 10 different programs. There are courses for preschoolers; kids from 6 to 12 years; teens, adults and seniors as well as people with special needs. Each program fits in seamlessly with the daily routine of those who want to take it. For instance, schoolgoing kids can take their lessons either as an afterschool program or as a summer program. Every moment, the instructors and the staff pay special regard to ensure that learners have a comfortable, safe and unforgettable experience.

For the thousands who have already experienced Bruce McCorry's martial arts, it has been one decisive choice that made their lives. If you are in lookout for the best out there, do not miss out on Bruce McCorry's!

Give a try today, for free.  Call 978. 535.7878 or go online to and signup for a free trial class.  No obligations.