Friday, September 16, 2016

Kick the Bullying with Martial Arts

Kick the Bullying with Martial Arts

written by: Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts

It is only through martial arts that a menace like bullying can be found a solution, because real solution lies in resolving the root cause rather than imposing punishment and discipline from without. Be part of the Bruce McCorry's anti-bullying martial arts sessions to fight the challenge that can ruin your child's life. It must stop!

The National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment tells us that every time the clock strikes seven minutes, one child in the US breaks down due to bullying. This is an appalling statistics. Perhaps even more terrifying is the realization that 96% of the adults and 11% of the friends do not find it necessary to intervene if someone is bullied. Together, this makes bullying – both real-life bullying and cyber bullying the most complicated problems of the school life.

Why it should be a Matter: The Need to Help Bullies and Victims
A wide range of causes have been pointed out as the root causes of bullying and cyber bullying. Studies point out that the personality, race, differentiating factors like appearance, sexual preference and disabilities can all make a child the victim of bullying. Though this demands concern and help from the society, unconditionally accusing the bullies will be as much problematic, as dysfunctional families, poverty, personality disorders and behavioral problems are the unseen villains that push kids to bully other kids. What eventually comes out from this is that both bullies and victims need help alike.

But why should it be a matter of concern at all? Unlike what many people choose to believe, bullying is not a normal part of school life that helps to harden up a child, neither is it something that helps kids to be confident tacklers of the real-life concerns that await them. Bullying and its more dangerous cyber version are deeply damaging social menaces that break the kids, sometimes the damage leaving a life-long impact. Among these are physical and emotional trauma, academic failure, inconsistent job profiles, troubled relationship status and increased suicide rates – terrifying consequences that await the victims and bullies who come out of a culture of intimidation.

Martial Arts against Bullying: A Helping Hand for the Victim and the Bully
Given that the actual rates of intervention are so low, the best antidote against bullying is something that will help the victims to fight bullying by themselves and help the bullies to know better. This is exactly how martial arts helps to fight bullying.

The pattern of instruction in a good martial art school like Bruce McCorry's Academy is an example. Children here learn through martial arts to be strong and confident, stand up for themselves and their friends, defend their opinions, embrace their differences and respond with a calm attitude towards challenges. These, coupled with a stronger and sharper physique, would help them to fight bullying. Bullies, on the other hand, learn the values of courtesy, respect and cooperation through martial art at Bruce McCorry's. It helps them to deal with emotions like anger, frustration, the will to dominate and predilection toward violence. Instead, Bruce McCorry's teach kids to be compassionate and friendly to their classmates and youngsters.

It is only through martial arts that a menace like bullying can be found a solution, because real solution lies in resolving the root cause rather than imposing punishment and discipline from without. Be part of the Bruce McCorry's anti-bullying martial arts sessions to fight the challenge that can ruin your child's life. It must stop!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Interested in learning Kung Fu?

Interested in learning Kung Fu? Bruce McCorry’s is for You!
written by: Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts

The last few decades saw how a martial art like Kung Fu placed itself in the cultural map in a large scale, achieving global popularity in a grand way. Having had its birth in China, the heartland of various modes of art of living, many warrior sports and martial arts, Kung Fu left all of them far behind to attain the status of the mascot of genuine Chinese martial arts.

What Makes Kung Fu Special: And Why Do You Need to Learn It
The very term Kung Fu, in its extended meaning, refers to the whole process of preparing one’s body, mind and temperament in a way as to excel in the specific moves associated with the art. Therefore, what makes Kung Fu relevant in 2016 is not the kicks and punches involved in the art form alone. Rather, the process of preparation involved in an art form like Kung Fu is exactly what you need to deal with the 21st century world. To give some instances:
* It can be your fitness mantra. Unlike usual workouts, it caters to the whole body, improving health and fitness in general. It can help you a lot with your day-to-day health and fitness worries.
* Shaolin Kung Fu, the mother-art of the different modes of Kung Fu practiced in the world today, has often been called a total program for developing one’s personality. It makes the learners agile, vital, joyous and tranquil.
* Kung Fu is a martial art that emphasizes practice. Mind-healing, meditation and physical activity that forms part of Kung Fu is taught through a mode of direct experience, preparing the learners to act the values out in the real world.
* Kung Fu is an all-rounder martial arts. Adults can use Kung Fu for health, fitness and self-defense. Children find it useful in making them better students and athletes. Even seniors find it a good, effective martial art that can be learnt for everyday fitness and self-defense value.

Though it focuses so much on the process of preparation and practice, it is not an art difficult to master, especially if you have good guidance to begin with.

Interested in learning Kung Fu? Bruce McCorry’s is for You!
Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) is one place where you will find Kung Fu lessons that will mark a change in your life. Master Bruce McCorry with five decades of experience in learning and teaching martial arts was the primary force behind installing Kung Fu lessons in the academy. Himself a veteran with expertise in Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu, the academy developed a unique Kung Fu program with a holistic syllabus that is kept updated with the latest adaptions and changes that the art has achieved at a global level. Today, the Kung Fu program at the academy is a mélange of fundamental workouts, moves using hands and weapons, defense methods, philosophy and history of the art as well as mind-healing and meditation.

Bruce McCorry’s Academy has special Kung Fu programs for kids and adults. The children’s lessons have a simpler yet professional mode that fits well with their time schedule. The kids program, which is foolproof with many safety measures, is one of the most secure and risk-free professional Kung Fu courses in MA. The adult lessons are oriented towards the specific fitness, health and defense goals that are associated with the age group. All lessons come with a free trial and many learner-friendly features. If you are interested in learning Kung Fu, Bruce McCorry’s is where you should be!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Martial Arts for Better Students, Better Athletes

Martial Arts for Better Students, Better Athletes: The Bruce McCorry's Method
Written by: Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts

Healthy and successful school years for your child means the active development of both their academic and athletic abilities. They are two complementary facets of your child’s developing years. Only an active co-existence of study skills and athletic ability can ensure that his/her brain and body achieve holistic growth. However, it is in very few kids that we usually spot both the skills together. Even if your child is still to develop his/her potential in the fields of academics and athletic activities, there is one golden key to unleashing your kid’s potential in both the fields. And that is martial arts.

Being Better Students through Martial Arts
How can a physical activity like martial arts create better students was an often-aired doubt. But the interesting fact is that every single martial art leaves an imprint on a learner’s mind and brain as well. This happens in numerous ways, and sharpens a child’s academic skills:

* Martial arts work in ways that are customized to your child’s personal brain chemistry and brain memory

* It energizes brain cells, thus improving memory skills

* Martial art moves force children to take quick and apt decisions, good for improving their reasoning and decision making skills

* Martial art teaches visual-spatial skills which are useful in the study of science-related subjects

* The mental tranquility created by martial arts de-stresses their mind and provides a calm prerequisite to the intake of information.

It also teaches children values like punctuality, courtesy and respect which will take them smoothly through their school years. It is the success formula to create a better student of your child.

Being Better Athletes through Martial Arts
Athletic skill is not just another extra-curricular activity. It is a difficult-to-achieve grace that will take your child much higher in the educational and social ladder. If academic skills are mainly about a child’s thinking and brain, it is athleticism that will keep them healthy, fit, happy and popular. How can martial art help a child to be athletic?

* Martial art training makes a child’s body agile and strong
* It gives them the coordinated movements and graceful body shifts useful in athletics
* It sharpens their reflex and gives them the ability of swift response
* Learning martial art gives a child inexhaustible energy, an all-time plus point, but definitely helpful in sports and athletics

The number and nature of skills involved in athletics will make your child excel not just in sports but also make them good dancers, careful drivers, and coordinated, disciplined individuals.

Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts: Ensuring Children’s Success in Academics and Athletics
The way a dedicated institution with decades of experience guides your child’s future is entirely remarkable. That’s exactly why Bruce McCorry’s Academy with four decades of expertise in the field is a name worth thinking about.

Bruce McCorry’s Academy’s wide range of martial art lessons is all that you need to hone your child’s academic and athletic abilities. The classes are offered in different sessions, with special afterschool and summer programs to suit the needs of the children. Martial arts at Bruce McCorry’s Academy is a unique and sought-after course with a number of added benefits and facilities including a free trial. It is your child’s first step to academic success, popularity and happiness in his/her school. 

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

After School Program Peabody MA

The Importance of an After School Program: 
Try Success with Bruce McCorry's Academy!

For most parents, parenting is an experience worth loving and cherishing. But if there's something which makes it a daily struggle and affair of concern, it is the worries of the safety and success of your children. Because their safety and success is so very important to you, it is fundamental that you should know about the dilemma that is after school hours. 

The After School Dilemma: Why Parents Should Be Concerned
If you believe that the after school hours of your kids are not a matter of worry to you, you are still to know the facts. Several psychological studies and statistical data show why children should not be left all alone until parents return from their work. Children who spend hours alone in home could develop any number of problems from depression and habitual issues to electronic addiction and binge eating. Household accidents are also reported more during the after school hours.

The chances of kids spending their time in after school hangouts and streets are also not to be taken lightly. Street violence, bullying and assault attempts tend to touch the peak during these hours, and the less your child involves himself/herself with those the better. It is because of these reasons that child psychologists and education experts stress the need for an after school course.

The Other Side: the Constructive Use of After School Hours
Though every after school program can offer a safe sanctuary for your child in the after school hours, not every program can ensure the constructive use of those hours. That's where a landmark program like Bruce McCorry's AMP (After School Martial Arts Program) becomes different.

Being a course that has recognition at national level, the AMP effectively attempts to fit in martial arts and personality development into the after school hours. It does not burden your child with additional mental activity that can exhaust them after school, but it craftily puts together martial arts, activities, games, meditation and personality building, thus becoming a unique way to spend the time after school.

An after school program with a difference like the Bruce McCorry's AMP is worth trying out due to a number of factors. It awakens your children from the hours which they slog before television and video games and inspires them to do activities that are physically vibrant. There's nothing better to ensure a healthy and fit lifestyle to your child right from childhood. It is also shown that martial arts can be of use to the academic life of kids as it teaches them a wide variety of study skills, thinking skills and time management. AMP teaches kids how to be self-confident and speak up for themselves, values without which it is not possible to make way through a thoroughly extroverted culture like ours. The self-confidence, courage and defensive skills from AMP will help kids to deal with a wide variety of problems like bullying, stress and peer pressure.

Bruce McCorry's AMP is a popular program to which kids eagerly come every year. Along with the quality of the program, another factor which attracts young learners is the amiable atmosphere created by friendly and experienced instructors and encouraging peers and seniors. Because the safety your kids are the concern of the Academy as well, there are a number of additional facilities for those who want them. A highlight example is the transport from daily school to the academy at affordable rates. Bruce McCorry's After School Program is for all those who want to ensure the success and safety of their kids.  

Transportation from the schools to the academy is also available as an added bonus!  Try Success with Bruce McCorry's Academy! Call today! (978) 535.7878

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Miracles of Tai Chi

Martial Arts as Therapy: The Miracles of Tai Chi

written by: Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy

The Health Turn in the History of Tai Chi
When the martial art of Tai Chi was invented four centuries ago, no one would have expected it to work wonders with the kind of health issues that will plague a society that will live in the 21st century. This is exactly the wonder story that this martial art has to offer. This Chinese martial art, which was China's gift to the world, was born out of the heritages of Chen family in China. Nevertheless it achieved global success and took the world by storm with its amazing potential to be of help to modern medicine.

The Tai Chi Miracle: Working Wonders with Modern Medicine
It fell to the responsibility of a number of modern researchers who worked with the possibility of alternate healing programs for terminal and serious illnesses to unearth a face of Tai Chi that was yet not explored. This new research, at the break of 20th century argued that despite the numerous health, fitness and stress-relief qualities that are already attributed to Tai Chi, it has a strand within it which can be effectively manipulated to work with modern medicine. Once it was argued that Tai Chi could be a clinically effective form of martial art therapy, soon the research unearthed how it could benefit patients with Parkinson's disease, bone density issues, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. 

Martial Arts Therapy - Tai Chi and the Possibilities of Cancer Healing
For a long time, it was generally agreed that martial arts like Tai Chi could help survivors of cancer by providing them with courage of mind, strength of will and stress relief. But apart from being an alternate healing technique that can aid clinical medicine, does Tai Chi have a power of its own?

In the efforts of Bruce McCorry's Academy (Peabody, MA) to walk with the times in martial art therapy research, it was exactly this gem of thought that we stumbled upon. Recent studies by Linda Carson, University of Calgary illustrated the possibility of Tai Chi methods bringing about changes in the cellular functioning of cancer patients, which means that it could be one possible way of battling cancer. MD Anderson Center for Cancer Research and the Fudan University (Shang Hai) conducted elongated studies on cancer survivors, which suggested that practicing Tai Chi, or Qi Gong as it was called by these researchers, could bring about notable changes in the physical and mental difficulties such as sleeplessness, depression, fatigue and stress.

Holding Hands with Research: Tai Chi as Therapy in the Bruce McCorry's Methods
Bruce McCorry's Academy, which will soon celebrate its golden jubilee, is one of the long-standing and foremost martial art schools in Massachusetts. One of the reasons for the success of Bruce McCorry's Academy is the way in which it has incorporated changes and blended the best of tradition with modern research in these past decades.

Under the same impulse, Tai Chi lessons in the academy now also focus on the therapeutic merit of this art form for those who need that extra touch of care and taught by Master Bruce McCorry himself. Bruce McCorry's Tai Chi lessons attempt to work with meditation, martial art therapy and regular body movements to explore the clinical benefits of Tai Chi. Its method that seeks to recapture the qi (or the vital life power in Chinese tradition) from the art of Qi Gong is already changing the lives of its learners. Those who will benefit from that additional touch of care in their success story against illnesses will definitely find something in this program that will be of use to them.

Experience the power and miracles of the energy healing martial art, Ta-Chi, today!   (978) 535-7878 or visit

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Children's Electronic Addiction

Children's Electronic Addiction: Is there a Permanent Solution?  
The answer is Yes, it's Martial Arts!

Written by: Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts


When the Pokemon game took the world by storm a few weeks back, an interesting observation by many commentators was on how finally a game has made us physically move around. We are an educated society which recognizes the pitfalls of electronic addiction and how it costs us our health. Interestingly, the response to the game shows how desperately we try to seek a cure for the consequences of electronic craze in the very gadgets and apps which cause them.

Children's Electronic Addiction: Is there a Permanent Solution?
The larger reality is that the nature and consequences of electronic addiction, especially in children, cannot be defined so narrowly. A game which makes you move around is definitely one step ahead of the games we had before, but it is not the once-forever solution for a problem as deep-rooted as electronic addiction.

Broadly defined, electronic addiction is a term which indicates how dangerously everything electronic – from cell phones and gadgets to apps, games and social media – has virtually taken on our lives, especially the lives of our kids. It touches and negatively impacts all aspects of their lives.

* The physical consequences of electronic addiction are higher chances of lifestyle diseases and obesity. In kids, it may lead to increased heart disease risk, increased risk of stroke, and impairment of vision and hearing in the long run.

* In children, psychological consequences such as guilt, depression, anxiety, stress and fatigue often accompany the addiction to cell phones, gaming and internet 

*Hostility and defensiveness are the emotional consequences often seen in teen electronic addicts. Electronic addiction gradually desensitize children to violence and pornography. Problems with impulse control and agitation are also quite common.

In other words, electronic addiction cannot be narrowly defined in terms of physical consequences alone. If not discouraged from beginning, electronic addiction can reach stages where it may lead to long-term complications and necessitate medication.

Martial Arts: An All-Rounded Cure for Electronic Addiction
Many cures have been put forth, but the main reason why they fail to strike the mark is because they do not address technological addiction from all angles. Some of them, like the game that makes people walk around, aim to remedy the physical consequences of technological addiction. Stress-relief programs and mind healing mostly focus on mental and emotional consequences alone. Medication too tackles emotional consequences and not much beyond.

This is why martial arts has a unique role in curing electronic addiction. The experienced instructors who have been teaching martial arts for years at Bruce McCorry's Academy (Peabody, MA) point out how martial arts can effectively deal with physical, mental and emotional aspects of the technology craze in our kids. Martial art programs for kids at the Bruce McCorry's Academy follow an approach that blends the professional with the enjoyable to strike the right balance between benefit and fun. Martial arts compensate the lack of physical activity in highly effective ways. Many martial arts combine mind healing, breathing moves and stress-busting sessions that actively deal with psycho-emotional effects of electronic addiction. Above all, martial arts subconsciously teaches children to get over their excessive electronic addiction by breaking out of the repetition loop that is so characteristic of addiction.

If your child is a possible victim of electronic addiction, now is the time to choose better, and choose martial arts for your children, or, as a parent or an adult, you find yourself glued to your electronic device, give it a kick with Martial arts!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Master Bruce McCorry and his Martial Arts Legacy

Master Bruce McCorry and his Martial Arts Legacy
What does it mean to have envisioned an impossible dream four decades back, and to have made that vision come true with diligence and perseverance? For those of us who believe in the truth of childhood dreams, the legacy of Master Bruce McCorry and his Academy of Martial Arts appears nothing less than a vision that turned true through perseverance.

From Childhood Dreams to A Lifelong Journey
Born in Revere (MA), young Bruce McCorry had a liking for martial arts right from the early years spent at his childhood home in Peabody where his parents were settled. When he came across the popular Green Hornet TV series and was inspired by Bruce Lee, it was the momentous start to his journey. Obsessed with martial arts, the thirteen-year-old boy enrolled at Mattson Karate Academy, and moved on to Kung Fu in 1972 under P. Chan, a Grandmaster in the field. His inexhaustible love for martial arts made him train at the Peter Chung Academy in Taekwondo.

Once he was sure that his calling was martial arts, the images of a dream martial art school began haunting Master McCorry. It is these dreams which took the shape of Bruce McCorry’s Academy in 1978, all set to celebrate forty years of its commencement in 2018.

Meeting Legends and Making Changes
After having mastered Kung Fu and Taekwondo, Tai Chi was the next art which inspired Master McCorry. His indomitable thirst for perfecting the martial artist within him led him on a journey across Asia in 1984. His talent and passion had a golden moment of appreciation when he got the chance to train and make a performance at Shaolin Temple, the sacred heartland of traditional Kung Fu. After coming back to United States, Master McCorry had the cherished chance to train with the man who is considered as the father-figure of Taekwondo in the United States. This was none other than Jhoon Ree, the man behind introductory efforts to establish Taekwondo in the States.

Master McCorry, a man whose energy and passion asked him to learn and experiment with new arts, led him to take up different arts and their variants like praying mantis Kung Fu. A martial artist with many honors to match his perseverance, he is a 8th Dan in Korean KukkiWon, an entrant to the Martial Art Hall of Fame in 2002, and honored with Master Instructor title the next year. Today he continues his training and become a master in energy healing.

The Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts: From Legacy to Life
What originally started as a nascent venture by a young visionary is today one of the long-standing martial art academies in Massachusetts. The experienced and dedicated instructors who became part of the academy from time to time; and the insistence of safety, happiness and needs of the learners has gained for the academy the prestigious name that it today wears. Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy at once tries to impart the goodness of heritage to its students, and draws from both tradition and modern research to teach them how they can deal with the specific problems and needs in their life through martial arts.

With offered courses in a number of martial arts, adult, children and family programs, programs for people special needs and seniors, fundraisers, championships and activities, Bruce McCorry’s Academy is a name that is rewriting the martial art annals in Massachusetts.  For more information on Bruce and his Academy, visit