Friday, November 10, 2017

Energy Healing with Tai Chi and Qi Gong: The Bruce McCorry’s Miracle Combo


Energy Healing with Tai Chi and Qi Gong: The Bruce McCorry’s Miracle Combo


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

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(978) 535-7878

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Tai Chi and Qi Gong are two variants of an Asian martial art form developed four centuries back in China. However, to the wonders of modern medicine, this ancient martial arts were shown to be carrying within them the key to unlock many of the dilemmas faced by 21st century medicine: lifestyle diseases and terminal illnesses. Bruce McCorry’s Academy’s (Peabody, MA) own attempt to combine the martial arts of Tai Chi/Qi Gong with the effective technique of energy healing has shown amazing results for those who battle different kind of illnesses. If you are fighting a health concern and think that nothing can improve your life, may be your answer lies in this miracle combo initiated by the Bruce McCorry’s martial arts team.

Clinical Benefits of Tai Chi-Qi Gong: The Magic Martial Art of Modern Medicine
Modern clinical research into Tai Chi/Qi Gong has discovered a number of clinical contexts where the martial arts can offer great help. General medical work on martial arts pointed out how they can broadly help with health, fitness and stress-relief, which holds true in the case of Tai Chi and Qi Gong as well. In addition, one group of researchers who examined Tai Chi/Qi Gong in particular as alternate healing systems pointed out that regular training in Tai Chi/Qi Gong can be structurally developed into martial art therapies that can help patients of Parkinsonism and bone-related conditions of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. This meant that the arts of Tai Chi and Qi Gong can help seniors with physical and nerve-related ailments in more than one ways.

The breakthrough in the therapeutic research on these martial arts came with a study carried out by Fudan University, which argued that the arts of Tai Chi and Qi Gong are specifically useful for patients who battle terminal illnesses like cancer. It was found that these arts can help to deal with depression, stress, tiredness, pain and irregular sleep cycles all at once, which meant that many of the side-effects of treatment could be eased with the help of Tai Chi. Finally, Linda Carson’s project for the University of Calgary showed that the arts of Tai Chi and Qi Gong can bring about physical improvement in conditions like cancer by helping to alter cellular structure. These studies raised Tai Chi/Qi Gong into the supreme health martial arts of 21st century.

Unlocking the Miracle Combo: What Energy Healing Can Do With Tai Chi
An intriguing question that Bruce McCorry’s Academy took up was how Tai Chi’s clinical properties can be used to the maximum advantage of learners. The answer lied in energy healing, a rare art that helps to direct internal energy through meditative and physical movements in many ways. Given that the Chi/Qi in Tai Chi/Qi Gong stands for the vital life energy, Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts now offers lessons in Tai Chi and consultancy in energy healing simultaneously. As proved by the example of many students who took the two together, it was found that the coupling of Tai Chi/Qi Gong and energy healing can prove life-altering because they cater to the mind and body of the learners alike.
For those who want to improve their health in general, and for those who want an effective aid in their battle against diseases including cancer, the miracle combo of Tai Chi and energy healing at Bruce McCorry’s can prove life-changing.

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Peabody MA 01960

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Defeating Stress with Martial Arts: The Bruce McCorry’s Method

Defeating Stress with Martial Arts: The Bruce McCorry’s Method


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

Phone:
(978) 535-7878

Email:
info@brucemccorrys.com

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It is not that uncommon for us to feel stressed at times in life and then not take it seriously. However, with the end of the year drawing near, 2017 looks like an alarming year for Americans in terms of stress. Studies and reports in the past one year has shown that:
  • In the past fifteen months leading up to November 2017, the overall stress level among Americans showed an increase for the first time in the past decade (Coping With Change, American Psychological Association)
  •  An average of 75% of adult Americans experience stress that ranges between moderate and high levels (American Psychological Association)
  • Number of those who experience job and work stress in America has touched the mark of 80% (American Institute of Stress)
  • One-fifth of children in the US feel stressed, but only 3% of parents are aware of what their child goes through (Stress in America Survey)
  • It seems that stress has finally evolved into one of the major health issues for Americans. This demands both attention and action.


The Anti-Stress Mantra for Adults and Kids: Martial Arts to the Help
The question of stress needs to be addressed because if left unattended, it can lead to serious consequences. This could begin with trivial symptoms like physical aches and elevated blood pressure, but stress carries the threat of evolving into complex conditions like toxic stress that can be lethal to one’s health and life.

Finding an anti-stress formula is not that easy, because it is hard to pinpoint the causes and nature of stress in each individual. It could be triggered from issues that are mental, personal, social, work-related or health-related. It sweeps over one’s body, mind and consciousness. An effective anti-stress formula should be able to address the particular nature and extent of stress faced by an individual and help him/her to fight it.

That is why martial art becomes a unique anti-stress mantra.
  •          Martial art movements help to ease tensed muscles in a soothing way.
  •          It can accentuate the release of brain hormones and thus help to relieve stress.
  •          The meditative quality of martial arts rhythmically ease your mind and release tension.
  •          Martial arts work by increasing the confidence and courage of the learner. This comes to help in dealing with most situations that provoke stress.
  •      Martial art improves general health and strength through physical movements and mind-healing techniques. Even patients who battle life-threatening diseases can use martial arts as an aid to relive stress and gain strength of mind.


The Bruce McCorry’s Method: A Unique Martial Art Formula to Battle Stress

Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) has always kept pace with the most recent research in martial arts, and this has helped the academy to evolve unique lesson methods that can help you battle stress. The lessons intended for adults and kids provide a customized experience. In this, the learners can learn to identify the cause of their stress and learn physical and mental techniques to qualitatively reduce stress. The lessons at the academy draw from both traditional martial art wisdom and the newest clinical studies to ensure that kids and adults get to learn how to use martial arts practically to defeat stress. It is time to recognize that ignoring stress can lead to serious mishaps and take action to defeat stress. Let martial arts be the way.

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

Phone:
(978) 535-7878

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Why do we Bow in Martial Arts


Why do we Bow in Martial Arts: The History and Importance of the Act of Bowing

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

Phone:
(978) 535-7878

Email:
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If you have ever watched martial arts or its representations in movies, it is hard to miss the practice of bowing that martial artists often do. Some learners who are new into martial arts often bow mechanically, without understanding the significance it has in martial arts or without knowing how such a simple act can help the person who does it. If you are a martial artist or want to be one, knowing the significance and benefits of bowing can help you to advance both in martial arts and life.

A Practice with a Past: The History of Bowing

Bowing is a customary way of acknowledging each other or showing mutual respect in many Eastern cultures. Its roots could be specifically Japanese, to the rules of manner and demeanor that developed in Japan under the influence of Confucian tradition. This traditional etiquette could have been present along with the various self-defense and military techniques from which early Asian martial arts took birth, thus one forming an integral part of another. In modern martial arts cultures, therefore you find the practitioners often bowing to the instructor, to each other, while entering and leaving the arena, before and after a particular practice session and so on. The exact nature and traditions of bowing change, depending upon the martial art under question and the tradition from which it hails.

Bowing Myths: What It Is Not

There are many myths surrounding bowing, which makes us feel alienated from the custom. Some of them need to be busted to understand the act of bowing:
  •       It is an Asian counterpart of a handshake or hug: This is a common myth. A bow is NOT just a counterpart of handshake or hug, which respectively indicate acquaintance and/or intimacy in Western cultures. The bow can connote these, but can also mean respect, gratitude, acknowledgement, humility and much more.

  •         Bowing is religious: This too is a myth. Bowing is a cultural and social expression and gesture. It is often adopted into religious contexts, but intrinsically it is not religious.

  •       Bowing connotes inferiority: It does not. It indicates your humility and recognition of another person’s worth, but it never connotes your inferiority because in all bowing situations, two persons bow to each other and not one to another.


Bowing: What It Is and How It Can Help

It is important to separate bowing from its myth and know it for what it is.
  •          It indicates respect/gratitude toward the person across you.
  •          It connotes your humbleness in front of the vast knowledge that everyone embodies.
  •          It connotes the spirit of positivity that is innate in competition.
  •          It indicates your integrity and sincerity as an artist.

At professional martial art schools like Bruce McCorry’s Academy, bowing forms a regular part of martial arts etiquette. It helps to create many values in learners, especially kids. Learners can clear their mind and focus their attention before a class through bowing. On a practical level, bowing helps to improve social skills, boosts respect for others, respect toward the work that you do, integrity toward duty, and gratitude for the blessings you have been given. By practicing bowing in martial art sessions, you can grow as a person dedicated to your own passions and humble to acknowledge another one’s knowledge.


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

Phone:
(978) 535-7878

Email:
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Tips for a Safe Halloween

Safety is the Best Treat: Tips for a Safe Halloween

Everyone here at Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts wishes 
you a safe and happy Halloween!



Halloween cannot pass without a few scares. A good scare can be fun and kids may go out of the way to explore the mysteries that await them on Halloween night. However, a scare is not the same as danger. The many kinds of child fatalities that are reported on the Halloween eve have made the media call it a dangerous day. Getting prepared for a safe Halloween is something that the kids and parents cannot avoid. 

Here are some tips to enjoy a fun and safe Halloween!

1) Getting Safe Costume and Props

  • Make sure to go for costumes that don’t involve potentially dangerous add-ons that are sharp or inflammable. Costumes that emulate swords, spears and sabers are better not chosen.
  • Pick costumes that are comfortable to wear and move around. Skinny costumes can give skin allergies and rashes. Shaggy or hanging costumes increases the chances of tripping.
  • Try to pick masks instead of makeup as kids have tender skin prone to allergies. If you are going for makeup, make sure to test it beforehand and remove it after. 
  • Make sure to carry a flashlight, a bottle of water and some necessary first-aids. Learn to take care of small mishaps like cuts and scratches.


2) Planning a Safe Trick-or-Treating

  • Find some friends and stick together as a group while trick-or-treating. Never stray away from your band of friends
  • Ask your parents to write phone number and address on a piece of paper and give it to you.
  • Do not venture beyond familiar regions or explore strange houses or streets. Always keep to well-lit roads and never stray to darker areas.


3) Eating Safely on Halloween

  • Accept treats only from people in the neighborhood or those whom you personally know. 
  • If an unfamiliar person offers to help, it is better to politely deny the offer. 
  • If strangers or suspicious-looking people give you treats, do not eat them until you reach home. Drugged or doped treats are a common trick used by kidnappers and assaulters.
  • Choose smaller candies or lifesavers for younger children. Make sure that they don’t eat treats that may cause them to choke.


4) Never Forget Road Safety

  • Brightly colored costumes are a great way to make sure that drivers easily spot you on road. Chances of pedestrian accidents are higher when they wear dark clothes that merge into surroundings especially at night.
  • Walk along with your friends in a group. Avoid straying to the roads and keep to sidewalks.
  • Be alert to vehicles and traffic lights when you cross the street.
  • Make sure you can see properly through your costume. Avoid masks with wrongly placed eye-holes, fancy goggles or lenses and dense makeup that impairs vision.


5) Dealing with Emergencies and Dangers

  • Always keep an eye open for potential dangers. Being alert is a good way to recognize dangers before it is too late. Ask your friends to look out for each other.
  • It is great if you learn the basics of some self-defense like karate or kung fu before you go trick-or-treating. If you find yourself in some kind of danger from unknown people or situations, you can use them for distraction or protection.
  • Even if you don’t know any self-defense, do not panic. Stay calm and seek the help of older trick-or-treaters, adult passersby, or run into a nearby home to seek help.


A good scare is fun only when it is a safe scare. 

Everyone here at Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts wishes 
you a safe and happy Halloween!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Coping with Breast Cancer: Martial Arts and Other Lifestyle Choices

Coping with Breast Cancer: Martial Arts and Other Lifestyle Choices

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

Phone:
(978) 535-7878

Email:
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Breast cancer ranks as the second common malignancy that endangers American women. According to breastcancer.org , breast cancer is estimated to account for 30% of all diagnosed cancer variants in women and one in 1 in every 8 women is diagnosed with it across the US every year. These stats are all the more sadder, because like most cancer variants, it is possible to effectively deal with and even conquer breast cancer to a great extent, if it is diagnosed early and the right lifestyle is followed. It is important that all women come to know of how to cope with breast cancer through early diagnosis and right lifestyle. October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is time to read about three key lifestyle choices that can change your life forever if you are diagnosed with breast cancer.

1. A Choice for Your Health: Everyday Living and Breast Cancer
The most effective way of diagnosing breast cancer at the right time is to undergo regular medical check-ups at least from your thirties. For someone diagnosed with breast cancer or potential risk of it, the right lifestyle can make a difference. Following are some things which you can practice along with medications or treatments:

  • Consult a dietician and make healthy diet choices
  • Avoid dietary choices that conflict with the medications
  • Unless not advised otherwise by a physician, engage in physical activities that provide exercise
  • Though natural sleep cycles may get disrupted, try not to be sleep-deprived


2. A Choice for Your Mind: Meditation and Mind-Healing
Breast cancer can sap your mental energy as easy as might exhaust you physically. If the first set of tips are intended to help with your biological cycles and physical health, you also need to make choices for your mental health and strength:

  • Meditation: Meditative techniques can be practiced alone, or as part of a larger activity scheme like martial art or yoga. In either case, meditation can easily sooth down your mind, help you to rein negative thoughts and fill your mind with positivity.
  • Mind Healing: Mind Healing sometimes includes meditation, but it is a broader term that includes many techniques and practices intended to recover mental strength and stay positive. Mind healing techniques help you to ward off issues like depression, anxiety and stress. Mind healing techniques work best paired with martial arts.


3. A Choice for Your Life: Martial Arts
Martial arts are an efficient blend of physical movements, breath and mind healing techniques, spiritual wisdom and pragmatic efficiency. Being a regular practitioner of martial art can help you cope up with a complex illness like breast cancer by boosting your physical strength and will power. Research in martial arts have progressed so much that certain combinations of martial arts and mind healing is shown to make positive changes at cellular level, which can help to beat cancer. Martial arts can also help to fight a number of symptoms and effects that accompany the diagnosis and the treatment. These include fatigue, exhaustion, stress, low morale and pain.

At dedicated martial art schools like Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA), you can enroll for programs that blend martial arts and mind healing consultancy specifically for the benefit of learners who go through tough times like terminal illnesses. 

Make this October unique by making the right choices.

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

Phone:
(978) 535-7878

Email:
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The Power of Martial Arts

The Key to Life: The Power of Martial Arts

 Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Center
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Peabody MA 01960

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We live in a time obsessed with changing our lives. New beginnings are what we constantly seek for. Images of beginning anew, making a difference and letting go populate our everyday. It is there in the books we buy, in the quotes we repeat, in the media, in our New Year resolutions, even in our Facebook cover photos and WhatsApp statuses. There are many out there who promise to help us to make a change, but without surety. That is why we need learn about the one path that is scientifically shown to bring about small differences that together make a big change to our lives. This key to change is martial arts.

Martial Arts: The Key to Success
Success means different things to each of us. For a child, it can be doing well in school or activities. For an adult, it can be a good career, a stable relationship or a happy family. However you interpret success, martial arts can be the key that opens the door to a successful life.
  • Martial arts boosts health of the body and brain. Children who learn martial arts therefore tend to succeed in academics and other activities like sports or arts. 
  • Through the mental and physical acts that make martial arts, adults can learn to control emotions and attitude. As this reflects in activities, they tend to be successful in their work and life.
  • Martial arts boost confidence, self-esteem, competitive spirit and persistence. These are the core values that will help you to achieve your goals in your profession and passion.

Martial Arts: The Key to Balance 
Those who succeed in their goals often fail in life because they lose the balance. Balancing your life implies more than one things, which martial arts can help with.
  • One is to find the right balance in taking care of your body, mind and spirit. The blend of physical activities and meditative techniques in martial arts does this for you.
  • As it improves both your outward behavior and your inner self, martial arts will help you to balance your priorities between you and others.
  • A third way in which martial arts help to find balance is by improving your personal and public life. As much as it makes you a good competitor for the outer world, it helps you to build your relationship with your partner or family.

Martial Arts: The Key to Happiness
The greatest power of martial arts is that it can help you to be at peace with yourself while helping you to achieve what you want in life. There are specific ways in which this becomes possible:
  • Through improving immunity and reducing health problems
  • By de-cluttering your mind and providing stress-relief
  • By providing an outlet for your frustrations and worries
  • Through regulating mood swings and cultivating a positive attitude to life


These claims sound like miracles. But they are real, as proven by multiple studies. Martial art changes your life one step at a time, by slowly transforming your physique, mindset and attitude. With good instructors to help, martial arts can turn the life around for anyone. Therefore, all-encompassing martial art programs like the ones at Bruce McCorry’s Academies take care to cater to all. Everyone, from children, adults and seniors to those who suffer from terminal conditions and those with special needs can open new doors of life through right martial arts. Make the right choice and find your key to life.

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

Phone:
(978) 535-7878

Email:
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Friday, October 6, 2017

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Resist Domestic Violence through Martial Arts this October 


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

Phone:
(978) 535-7878

Email:
info@brucemccorrys.com

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This is a significant moment for the anti-abuse movements across the nation, as this October marks three decades since the month has been declared Domestic Violence Awareness Month. However, the campaigns that have been going on since 1980s haven't helped in erasing the issue, as the contemporary stats prove. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV),
  • Even today, 20 people in US get physically abused by intimate partners every minute
  • Every day marks 20,000 incidents of domestic violence reported over phone to anti-abuse hotlines
  • 15% of all violent crime in the nation is done by intimate partners

This indicates the need to make people aware of the perils of domestic violence without delay. Even more, it indicates the need to equip people to recognize and resist instances of domestic violence, as and when it is happening to them. Martial arts can play a great role in this.

Knowing Domestic Violence and its Consequences
Domestic violence is a broad term that denotes a wide range of abuse and victimization that happens in the private sphere, often between intimate partners. Though everyone might casually know what it is, it is difficult to recognize it when it happens to you or to someone close. That is why these facts matter:
  • Domestic violence can take lethal forms like homicide and rape. However, it may also take other forms - of physical abuse, mental abuse, sexual violence, verbal violence, stalking and harassing to name a few. Even seemingly trivial ones like threat can have lethal consequences for the victim.
  • Though intimate partners are the usual culprits, violence from any family member can be counted and reported as domestic violence.
  • Women and children are statistically more victimized. However, as NCADV reports, men too are victimized in domestic circumstances and can be subject to domestic violence.
It is crucial to know the ways in which violence happens, because it can have drastic aftereffects for the victims and perpetuators. Its consequences range from suicide and depression to stress, trauma, anxiety, neurological disorders, addiction and economic consequences. Impact of domestic violence may last generations as dysfunctional domestic situation pass on negative emotions to kids.

Resisting Domestic Violence through Martial Arts
Fighting domestic violence can be a lot easier with martial arts at your side. Most often, help reaches too late to the victims of domestic violence. Martial arts can prepare the learners to recognize and resist domestic violence before it is too late. With this in mind, many notable martial art schools like Bruce McCorry's Academy focus on martial art lessons that build physical, mental and emotional strength.
  • Martial arts helps learners to be alert to potentially abusive behavior within the domestic sphere.
  • It makes the learners physically capable of resisting abuse. Kids, women, men and seniors can benefit from possessing a self-defense like martial arts.
  • It can teach confidence, self-esteem, courage and dignity. These values come crucial in knowing and resisting domestic violence.
  • As it is a powerful stress-buster, martial arts can help cope up with the mental consequences of domestic violence in past and present.
  • Emotional stability is a great factor of staying strong and resisting. Martial arts teach this.
  • Martial arts can also help the perpetuators of domestic violence, as it will teach them to deal with their own emotional and mental insecurities and treat others with respect.

This October is to teach ourselves to recognize and resist domestic violence whether it happens to us or to those around us . Say no to violence and say yes to life.  
Whether it's Karate, Kung-Fu, Taekwondo, Tai-Chi or Kickboxing, we can personalize a program for you.

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

Phone:
(978) 535-7878

Email:
info@brucemccorrys.com

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