Friday, December 27, 2013

Martial Arts for Special Needs North Shore Ma

Martial Arts for Special Needs at Bruce McCorry's
written by: Master McCorry

When it comes to improving the lives of kids with special needs, often, we
do not think beyond what is usually done by everyone. Many special needs
institutions limit their working to counseling, therapies and learning
aids. However, the research in the area of special needs has acquired new
and powerful dimensions. Many unique and effective methods for improving
the lives of specially-abled children are being discovered. Among them, the
one with the greatest potential is martial arts.

Martial Arts for Differently-Abled Children – Advantages
Martial arts can effectively help differently-abled children. Kids who are
physically or mentally challenged have found success in their lives through
martial arts.

 Following are some of the ways in which martial arts can come
to the aid of specially-abled children:

1) Building Self-Confidence: Practicing martial arts can instill
self-confidence in specially-abled children, as self-confidence is a
quality that many kids in the spectrum lack. Kids in the autism spectrum,
for example, find it difficult to face someone, make eye-contact or speak
without hesitation. Martial arts can give them the exposure that they need,
and effectively bring them out of their inhibitions.

2) Encouraging Social-interaction: The one area in which specially-abled
children always fall behind is social interaction. They find it difficult to mingle with others, make friends and interact freely with them. In one of their 2010 research studies, the students at University of Wisconsin stressed the point that through martial arts, specially-abled kids can become socially assertive.
3) Cooperation and Teamwork: Through martial arts, differently-abled kids
can be taught the basics of working as a team and cooperating with others.
Alison Hendrie, in one of her write-ups in the Parenting Magazine,
emphasizes the extent to which martial arts can effectively develop
cooperative skills in a child in the hyperactivity spectrum.
4) Physical health: Physically challenged kids can also be helped through martial arts. Physically challenged kids are instructed through simpler and task-oriented martial art methods. If scientifically trained, martial arts can improve the physical strength of such kids and reduce the severity of their condition.
Martial Arts for Special Needs at Bruce McCorry’s Academy Through martial arts, a specially-abled kid’s progress can be guaranteed to a certain extent. However, this works only if the martial art training that you choose for him/her is scientific and effective. It is always necessary to find a martial art coaching that is becoming to your kid: a place where your kid won’t feel left out, a place where he/she can make the best out of his/her life.

That, exactly, is the specialty of the program offered by Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts. Located in Peabody, Massachusetts, the special needs program by the academy is a scientifically-conceived therapeutic martial arts program. It aims at the holistic development of a specially-abled child. The classes are conducted under the supervision of instructors who are specialized in martial arts for differently-abled children. The classes are a melange of martial arts training activities, 
ice-breaking sessions, learning aids and so on. The coaching at Bruce McCorry’s can effectively bring your child out of his/her confined world. It will equip them to take on the wider world with courage and self-confidence.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Martial Arts North Shore MA

Martial Arts – The Perfect Way to KICK off the New Year 
written by: Master McCorry

Another New Year has arrived, and it is once more time to make a New Year
resolution. The commonest New Year resolution that we make would be to
remain fit and exercise regularly. It is one of the most difficult-to-keep
resolutions as well, as those who have tried it might know. Staying fit is
the most cherished but unattainable dream for many. This New Year, why not
try to realize this dream?

Staying Fit – The Ultimate Dream
Psychologists call our desire to remain fit thin-at-all-costs psychology.
National Eating Disorders Association states that around eighty-one out of
every hundred 10-year-olds are afraid of increasing body weight. A study
conducted by Teen Magazine shows that 35 out of every 100 girls before the
age of 12 have gone on a diet at least once in their life. A shocking
seventy-percent of girls who weigh normal think that they are overweight.
Our desire to remain fit and slim leads us to many unhealthy habits like
eating disorders, paranoia, depression, negative self-image, excessive
dieting and physical complications. It is always better to find out healthy
and scientific ways to reduce weight. Why not find out a unique and easier
way to make our dream come true?

Martial Arts – The Perfect Way to KICK-start the New Year
Nowadays, Martial Arts is practiced as the most effective and easiest way
to reduce weight and remain fit. The term martial art applies to a vast
number of Eastern and Western art forms that include both physical
movements as well as meditative techniques. The impact that martial arts
can have on our body and mind is immense. Physically, martial arts can help
us to reduce weight, to shed body fat, to curb lifestyle diseases and to
remain healthy and strong. Martial Arts can also soothe our mind. It can be
a good stress-buster, and a perfect relaxation mechanism. According to a
study conducted among middle-aged people by British Journal of Sports
Medicines, those who regularly practice martial arts showed an amazing
fitness level compared to those who did not. Martial arts practitioners
reported twelve-percent less body cholesterol. They could do twice number
of sit-ups compared to the others. Their balance system and immunity system
were better than that of others. All these statistics indicate the immense
impact that martial arts can have on you if you practice it in a regular
and scientific manner.

Bruce McCorry’s – The Perfect New Year Gift for Your Body
If you are a person who cares for your body and health, choosing a good
martial arts center is the perfect New Year gift that you can give to
yourselves. Situated in Peabody, MA, and servicing all towns around it,
Bruce McCorry’s Academy is one among those few martial arts institutions
that would provide you quality martial arts coaching in the art form of
your choice. Bruce McCorry’s conducts classes in Kickboxing, Taekwondo,
Kung Fu, Yoga and Tai Chi. There are also special schemes such as the very
popular After-School Program and Summer Program for kids and the XMA and
MMA for adults. With a legacy dating from 1978, Bruce McCorry’s is among
the top ranked martial arts centers in US. Lighten up this New Year and
take a long-living resolution to shed weight by getting yourself enrolled
in the academy!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Self-Defense Classes Peabody Ma

The Importance of Self-Defense in the Twenty-First Century
Written by: Master McCorry

Many have called the twenty-first century the Age of Evil. Every day we
see newspaper reports of violence – attacks, assaults, rape attempts,
robberies and even murders. In most of the cases, the victims are the
harmless people of our society – mostly women, children and senior
citizens. The National Violence against Women Survey [NVAWS] points out
that around 13.4% of adult American women have been the victims of forcible
rape at least once in their lives. Similar alarming rates accompany the
statistics of other crimes as well. Many of these crimes occur at desolated
areas where victims cannot get external help. This leads us to one great
question: how important it is for us to learn to defend ourselves in these
violent times?

Self-Defense – the Pros and Cons
There are two popular methods of self-defense. Either we defend ourselves
using our physical might, or we use some self-defense products like Pepper
Sprays, Stun Guns and other dangerous weapons such as Hand Guns or Tasers.
Self-defense has got both good and bad sides. Some of the advantages of
self-defense are the following:

-Protection: With any self-defense option available at hand, we can protect ourselves at a time of emergency even if external help is not available. -Self-Confidence: Naturally, when we are equipped with any self-defense option it increases our self-confidence. We can go through our daily life confidently and boldly without fearing external attacks. -Freedom: Once we equip ourselves with a self-defense option, the range of one’s freedom dramatically expands. We do not feel stressed even when we are staying out late, travelling through desolate streets, or carrying valuable things with us. However, self-defense has many negatives as well. -Legalities: Using self-defense mechanisms like Pepper Sprays, Hand Guns, or Tasers can sometimes seriously hurt the attacker and it may lead to legal difficulties. Especially when we are travelling to other countries, we have to be careful because products like Pepper Spray and Hand Guns are illegal in many countries or demand licensing and a certification course. -Chances of hurting ourselves: When we use a self-defense product, we may accidentally hurt ourselves. Sometimes, if the attacker is physically stronger than we are, he/she may seize the product and use it against us.
Martial Arts: Self-Defense without Disadvantages Martial Arts is a self-defense mechanism with minimum disadvantage. When we use martial arts as a defense option, it is very unlikely that we may wound the attacker mortally. Hence, legal difficulties will be fewer if we use martial arts as a self-defense. Even if we hurt the attacker, we can escape from legal difficulties easily as long as we do not use products like pepper sprays and tasers, which are illegal in some countries. A person who knows a martial art can easily defeat a person who does not know one, however stronger he/she may be. Thus, martial arts is one of the best risk-free self-defense options available.
Bruce McCorry’s Academy – The Haven of Martial Arts If you are interested in learning martial arts, you should take care to choose the best coaching that is available. One of the best martial arts coaching center in Massachusetts is the Bruce McCorry’s Academy. Located in Peabody, the academy is renowned for as many as ten internationally acclaimed courses. The academy is open to both kids and adults. If you aspire to make martial arts your hobby or profession, Bruce McCorry’s will guide you through the right path.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Choosing the Best After School Martial Art Program

The Best After School Martial Art Program in Massachusetts
written by: Michael Fulcher

The need for after school programs is being recognized more and more
nowadays. After school programs are often regarded as a productive way of
spending the precious after school hours. Enrolling your child in an
effective after school program ensures that he or she remains safe and out
of danger during these hours. Among the different after school programs,
the most lucrative option is martial arts. Martial Arts is what your child
needs to keep him/her healthy and refreshed after a tiring day of studies.
Choosing the Best After School Martial Art Program Many factors need to be taken into account before choosing an after school martial art program [AMP] for your child. You should check the following aspects of any offered program: - Is your kid learning martial art in a proper and scientific manner at the offered AMP? - Does the program have a properly designed syllabus? - Are the teachers qualified? - Does the school have a healthy and positive atmosphere and a good campus? - Is the offered program completely safe? Will it endanger or burden your kid? - Does the AMP provide a proper transport service from your kid’s school to the academy?
Bruce McCorry’s AMP – The Best Martial Art Coaching in Massachusetts When we take into account the above aspects, we can see that only a few martial arts schools pass the test. One program that scores full marks in each of these aspects is the Bruce McCorry’s AMP. The specialties of Bruce McCorry’s AMP are the following:
1. Scientific Methodology of Teaching Most martial arts schools consider smaller programs like AMP as mere subordinate programs. They never bother to teach proper martial arts at AMPs. However, Bruce McCorry’s is an institution that takes after school programs seriously. Therefore, they follow a proper scientific methodology in teaching martial arts. The classes aim at training the students to achieve a black belt in their respective fields. 2. Specially Crafted Curriculum Bruce McCorry’s AMP follows a nationally recognized curriculum. The simple syllabus makes it easy for any kid to follow it without effort. The syllabus proceeds in a methodized way covering all the fundamentals of martial arts. It also covers the basic philosophy underlying each art. 3. Faculty and Campus The academy is under the supervision of Master Bruce McCorry, a world-renowned figure in martial arts who has even performed in the Shaolin Temple. Each teacher in the academy is an adept in his/her field. The academy has a child friendly campus where your kid will learn the basics of social interaction and intermingling.

4. Safety
The AMP focuses on the safety of each kid. The syllabus is designed in
such a way that any methods and moves that are dangerous are deliberately
avoided. The aim of the academy is to boost a kid’s potential without
burdening him/her. The academy ensures the security of the kids by
providing transport from your kid’s school to the AMP campus.

Bruce McCorry’s Academy has grown into the most revered martial arts
institution in Massachusetts. Students flock to the academy each year to
experience the quality martial art coaching provided in the academy.
Located in Peabody, MA., the institution has molded generations of martial
arts learners for the past forty years. The after school program is a
course that testifies the glorious legacy of the academy. 
Ensure a brighter future for your children by enrolling at the Bruce McCorry's After School Martial Arts Course!

Give them a call today at 978-535-7878 or visit their website at and sign up for a free trial class.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Preschool Martial Arts - Peabody MA

Little Ninjas Martial Arts Program from Bruce McCorrys -  
 written by: Master McCorry
The age before 6 years is one of the most formative ages in a child’s growth. The physical and mental health of a child is in a foundational phase during this time. Studies have proven that giving a positive outward influence during this time can actually mold your child in positive ways.
Is there a specific method through which a child’s personality can be
shaped in this decisive phase? Martial Arts is one such method.

How can a child be influenced in Preschool Age?
The following aspects of a child’s personality can be positively shaped during this age: - Motor Skills: walking and running without falling down, hand-eye coordination, balancing themselves, calculating distance and depth - Communication Skills: talking in complete sentences, replying logically to conversations, producing grammatical sentences - Social Skills: shedding inhibition, initiating talking, making friends, belonging to groups, settling disputes and fights by themselves - Cognitive Skills: thinking about daily happenings, thinking in a logical way, forming lasting memories - Physical Srength: the physical condition in the preschool age affects a person very much. Kids who get obese at this age tend to be obese later in life. They may develop lifestyle diseases. Skinny and unhealthy kids too may have problems. Hence maintaining physical health during preschool age is very important.

How does martial art help preschoolers?
Practicing simple martial arts during the preschool age can have a deep impact on your children. The child who practices martial arts at this age develops better coordination and distance-calculation abilities. Such kids will be more athletic and they will excel in sports. The martial arts class is a venue where a kid learns to interact with kids of their own age as well as adults. Therefore, such classes can improve a preschooler’s communicative and social skills. It will equip them for their school life. Practicing martial arts needs thinking logically, anticipating results and reacting quickly. Therefore, a kid’s cognitive skills can be enhanced through martial arts. Martial art learners become practically oriented and reasoning individuals. The greatest impact of all falls on the physical health. Martial Arts is like a lifelong alternative for workouts. Learning Martial Arts as a preschooler makes sure that your child will remain healthy, fit and immune. Little Ninjas Program at Bruce McCorry’s – the Ultimate Preschooler Martial Art Program When it comes to Preschooler Martial Arts Programs, the Little Ninjas Program at Bruce McCorry’s [Peabody, Massachusetts] stands apart. What makes this course unique?

The Little Ninjas program is specially designed for preschoolers – it aims
at improving their abilities without burdening them. At the Academy, classes for preschoolers are conducted giving primary importance to the safety of the children. At the same time, the overall development of your kid is a guarantee if you choose Bruce McCorry’s. The Little Ninjas program follows an eight-fold methodology that focuses on eight decisive facets of your kid’s personality: being focused, being disciplined, being fit, being controlled, balanced and coordinated, working as a team and using memory. A simple well-crafted syllabus and student-oriented teachers make the program special.

With a legacy of four decades, Bruce McCorry’s academy holds the number one position when it comes to preschooler martial arts. When you are
choosing for your children, choose the best!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Martial Arts – A Holiday Solution

Staying Fit during the Holidays with Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts 
written by: Master McCorry

Workout during Holidays
Santa is coming to town and it is once again time for holidays, shopping,
celebration and fun. For many, holidays are an opportunity to take a break
from everything they have been doing for a year – be it work, school or
exercise. Holidays are a time when rules are relaxed.

Well, taking a break from your hectic schedule is fine, but what about
taking a break from your workout as well? Studies show that working out
regularly and then suddenly stopping it for a period – usually the holidays
– is unhealthy for your body. Such a pattern usually slows down your
metabolism. Every time you stop working out, chances of gaining weight are
higher. Every time you restart it, there are fewer chances of you losing
weight again.

Holidays are also a season when you relax your diet habits. Most of us
don’t mind eating richer and larger meals – after all, it’s the holidays!
This habit calls for the fact that you should give more attention to your
health during this time.

Martial Arts – A Holiday Solution?
If we face the facts, none of us are inclined to work out during holidays.
We are either too relaxed, or too busy thinking of shopping and planning,
that even thinking about exercising becomes difficult. But what if we opt
for something easier and fun? Martial arts can be a solution.
Even light martial arts like Karate, Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Taekwondo can be a powerful alternate for heavy exercise. Martial arts will help you to remain physically fit and strong. They will sooth your mind and rejuvenate it after a whole year of stressful working. Martial arts will recharge your body and mind alike so that you will be better prepared to face your work better when it comes to the end of the holidays. It will also make sure that your year-long workout plan doesn’t suffer a break in between. If you choose to learn martial arts with your friends or family, it can also be a fun pastime during the holidays. In fact, most of the people who start martial art practice during the holidays cannot resist continuing it even after their work and school has restarted. They maintain their martial arts practice, some as a hobby, some others as a refuge from their stressing work.

Bruce McCorry’s Academy – What makes it special
If you seek advice on the best martial art schools around, the name that
you will come across most often will be that of Bruce McCorry’s Academy of
Martial Arts. Established four decades ago in Peabody Massachusetts, Bruce
McCorry’s is renowned for the quality martial art programs that they
conduct. The academy runs courses in around ten different martial arts.
Each course is taught by teachers who are adepts in their respective areas.
The syllabus for each program is specially designed after taking into
consideration the individual needs of the learners. Most of the students
who learn at Bruce McCorry’s develop a lifelong passion for martial arts.
At Bruce McCorry’s you will get an opportunity to learn a refreshing new
course, make new friendships, and rejuvenate yourself during these
holidays. Make this break memorable by choosing Bruce McCorry’s and "KICK"
into the New Year by sticking with it.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Martial Arts: The Perfect Holiday Gift For Everyone

 Why Martial Arts Is The Perfect Holiday Gift For Everyone
written by: Master McCorry

The Holiday's are now here, and people are now trying very hard to find the perfect give for their friends and family members. However, what people fail to realize is that the best gifts that people get do not always come from a gift box. There are many gifts people can give to those they love the most, and one of those gifts might literally change their lives forever is the gift of Martial Arts classes. For people who live in the Peabody, Massachusetts and surrounding areas, Bruce McCorry’s Martial Art Classes are available for them, and here are a few reasons on why it might just be the perfect gift for everyone, from young children to elderly adults. 

A Way for the Family to Stay in Shape

There is no better way for a family to spend quality time together and get
in shape at the same time than with martial arts. The family can exercise
together, practice the moves and techniques together, and if someone is
having a hard time, the other members of the family can step in and help
them. A family should spend quality time together, and taking a martial
arts class can make that happen.

Making Friends Through Martial Arts

For kids who take martial arts classes, there is no better way for them to
make friends, especially for children who have a problem with being
extremely shy. Martial arts classes can help for shy children to come out
of their shell, and the highly experienced staff member's at Bruce
McCorry's proud themselves in working with kids and helping them overcome
their shyness while they learn about martial arts and how to make friends
with others. This holds true for Adults as well. Not to mention, it's also
really fun.

Improves Coordination and Strength

Some children are naturally clumsy and uncoordinated because their bodies
are still growing to gain it's balance. However, martial arts classes can
help kids gain better control over their young bodies. After a few martial
arts classes, clumsy children will have more balance, coordination, and
they will carry themselves much better instead of falling and tripping all
over everything. Adults, as well as the elderly will grow stronger core's,
increasing their balance, coordination and strength which will make them
less prone to injury. 

Children Will Learn Discipline

Children that are taking martial art classes will learn discipline of both
their mind and their body. Martial arts can teach children all about
discipline. Your child gets unique attention and a healthy competitive
atmosphere which no other institution can boast of. What makes the academy
special, the programs are not a mere course in martial arts; it is a
complete character development program. Parents and school teachers can
only do so much to teach children discipline, but enrolling them in martial
arts classes can teach them all about it in many different and fun ways.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving
For the holiday season, people are sometimes at a loss for what to give as gifts to those they love. However, the best gift that people can give is something not found in any catalog or retail store, and that is martial arts classes. Martial arts is the gift that keeps on giving because it can teach people discipline, keep them in shape, keeps you away from lifestyle diseases, prevents problems such as obesity and lack of concentration and brings families closer together. Christmas is the season of giving gifts from the heart, and the gift of martial arts classes can do more for people then they could possibly imagine.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Taekwondo Classes Peabody, Massachusetts North Shore

Taekwondo for every BODY
written by: Master McCorry
Martial Art techniques come in different forms and this is mainly dictated by the culture where the art is practiced. Taekwondo is one such example of martial arts forms which has its origins in the Asian country known as Korea. This is a technique which can be used for self defense but at the same time teaches the students how to stay disciplined. It helps the learners to become self confident, while at the same time maintaining high levels of fitness. It improves your mind and body strength, helping you step up when called upon to defend yourself. If you are looking to be well armed as far as health and safety are concerned, then Taekwondo is a martial art form that you should consider taking up. No matter how old you are, it can be practiced by both adults and young children.

 Taekwondo found its way to Peabody, Massachusetts by the Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy back in 1978. This organization was entirely dedicated to teaching martial arts the right way. They established the right structures and training methods all of which were geared towards producing students who are adept in this form of martial arts. They set up a state-of-the-art facility that most people would feel privileged to visit. This is why many adults and children flock into the institution to train in martial arts. The training is conducted under the tutelage of Taekwondo masters who ensure that the students develop in a safe environment. At the end of the training period, the graduates are meant to be developed both physically and mentally. It also improves their personality since they become confident and disciplined individuals.
Taekwondo and Family A good family is one whereby the members have respect for one another. They function well together because they communicate well. Students who take up Taekwondo in the Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy are taught how to treat each other with respect. They are also taught how to be honest, polite and good team players. All these lessons will help them improve the way they relate with their families. They also learn how to relate and cooperate with their colleagues in a safe environment. The skills gained here go a long way into helping them improve their relationships with their families.
Children and Taekwondo
Taekwondo is one art that even children can master. However, you need to teach them the fundamentals that match with their particular age groups. This training will help them become strong and athletic. It also improves their stability, balance, flexibility as well as their strength. They become disciplined individuals with a good sense of morality. This goes a long way into helping them deal with the challenges that face children like study stress, bullying, peer pressure and competition. If you want your child to learn all these qualities from a good institution, then you should consider Taekwondo for your children.

Adults and Taekwondo

 Adults can get a variety of benefits from Taekwondo. It helps them to stay fit and healthy. People who practice Taekwondo do better at avoiding lifestyle diseases, obesity and lack of concentration to name a few. They also feel more secure especially considering how dangerous the world has become. It's always comforting to know that they will defend themselves if called upon to do so. This is what Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
helps you to achieve.

Embrace Positivity

 Taekwondo will transform your whole attitude towards life. It will help you develop positivity especially when dealing with life situations. You will be well equipped to deal with emotions such as fear, jealousy, anger, idleness, hatred and procrastination. It helps you change your whole perspective of life. It makes you become a better person. 

What Makes Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts the Ideal Choice for every BODY?
Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy has been teaching martial arts for more than 35 years. It is one of the best martial arts facilities in the US. They have the best trainers and their training methods are second to none. They have a conducive and safe learning environment for people looking to learn martial arts. They have training programs which run during the summer as well as after school. The sessions are designed to cater to children, elderly, special needs, adults and experienced people. If you are looking for the best place to master martial arts then Bruce McCorry's is that place.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Facts on Bullying. How Martial Arts Can Help

Facts on Bullying. How Martial Arts Can Help Prevent Bullying 
Written by: Master McCorry

How Martial Arts Can Help Prevent Bullying
Bullying can be defined as a repeated act that can cause physical or
emotional pain to the person and create an unwelcoming atmosphere around
the victim in school or elsewhere. Bullying also trespasses the student’s
rights and can lead to hamper their educational process. There is also
another form of bullying called Cyber Bullying most of us have heard of
today; it is done through an electronic medium. Spreading harmful messages
by emails, texts,  posts or impersonating the victim’s identity on social
media such as Facebook is considered Cyber Bullying.

Effects of Bullying

Bullying can have diverse effects both on the bully and the victim. A
bully may turn to bad deeds when they grow up and become isolated from
society. A victim of bullying may suffer from anxiety, or being out casted
in the school’s society. A 2013 study showed the following as effects of

• Fear of attending school.

• Fear of using bathrooms.

• Kids don’t want riding the bus to and from school.

• Illness

• A decreased ability to learn.

Some other facts on Bullying: • Victims of bullying each year number over 3.2 million • 2 out of 10 teachers do not see anything wrong with bullying, and will only intervene 3% of the time. • Over 160,000 teens skip school every day to avoid bullying. • 1 in 7 students are either a victim of bullying or the actual bully themselves. • 58% of students admit to having personally witnessed some type of bullying either at school or social networks. • 2/3 of students regard that schools react poorly to bullying dilemmas, with a high percentage of students believe that adult intervention is either infrequent or totally ineffective. • The rate of physical bullying increases during elementary school, at its highest during middle school, and decreases during high school. Verbal abuse though remains constant all throughout the three.
Solutions to Bullying Many laws and programs have showed effort on finding a solution to bullying. Age-appropriate awareness campaigns on prevention of bullying are given to kids. Procedures of reporting bullying and what actions to take against it should also are consulted among the school, parents, and local government. One solution is after school activities, one of these recommended activities is Martial Arts. 

How Can Martial Arts Help? Martial arts give children empowerment, and self esteem to themselves. It teaches them how to react and assert themselves in bullying situations. Studying martial arts can also help kids be more active, making them less vulnerable to bullying as martial art helps them to keep fit thus, they are
more engaging in sports and other school activities.Martial arts can make
kids more cool and collective. Presented a situation of bullying, it also
teaches them a sense of self-worth and helps them determine the factors of
which the bullies have provoking them. Martial arts can make kids
physically strong, leading other children to highly respect them and avoid
them as targets, as a victim for bullies. Any form of Martial Arts makes
kids realize their true potential, and they can have a long term positive
effect on their lives and others that surround them. 

As the wise men say "prevention is better then cure" Martial Arts helps prevent bullying and protects kids.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Martial Arts After School Program is Best

Why a Martial Arts After School Program is Best For Your Kids 
Written by: Master McCorry

If you have no idea what to do with your young one after they finish school and it seems impossible to make them tired or get them to exercise, send them to after school programs. Martial Arts is often overlooked as an after school program, but it has many benefits, which include; building discipline, creating focus and helping kids achieve their fitness goals. We’ll examine some of the key benefits to a martial arts after school program. Hyperactivity Many kids these days suffer from some form of hyperactivity, whether it is ADHD or ADD. Physical exercise has been proven to be an effective treatment for hyperactivity and is something kids should do to complement their medicine. Exercise, especially martial arts, helps build discipline and creates a focused mind. A martial arts program gives them an outlet for their energy and at the same time teaches them the principles behind this ancient art form, discipline and focus.

Fat Loss Obesity is an epidemic. It’s time to get your kids off the couch, away from video games and into the dojo. One of the greatest benefits of martial arts after school programs is the amount of exercise kids get. It’s one of the best ways to build self-confidence in a young person. Once they are stronger, weigh less and achieve the goals they set: their confidence levels will grow and it will positively affect other aspects of their lives. They will become more sociable and do better at school.
Keeping them out of trouble Society is becoming a dangerous place and we know that if kids become bored after school (with nothing to do) they will start engaging in risk taking behaviors. Some of them may be criminal. If you send them to an after school program, like martial arts, they will have something constructive to do in the afternoon. Not only will this prevent risk taking behavior, but they will also be taught how to defend themselves (from criminals).

Setting goals and building teamwork skills Martial arts has a progression system that resembles a ladder. The kids immediately understand this and set personal goals to step onto the next rung of the ladder, achieve the next belt. This teaches them the importance of setting realistic goals, breaking down large goals into smaller ones and the satisfaction of achieving those goals. To reach the goals they set, they will have to work with other kids in the class, which builds teamwork, in order to train more effectively and pass the grading test. This sounds very demanding, but it is a fun process.
Best of all, its fun

We’ve examined some of the serious benefits of martial arts after school
programs, but we have overlooked the most important aspect – its fun! The
kids will be able to hang out with their peers after school, all while
learning a skill. They’ll develop their social skills and learn how to be
safe in a physical contact environment. Having fun is the ultimate goal,
martial arts is fun, and it will keep them coming back every day.
Sign up today for our Martial Arts After School Program and help your kids
build discipline, create focus, get fit, keep them out of trouble and best of all have fun!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Martial Arts Superior to Team Sports

Why Martial Arts Training is Superior to Team Sports 
Written by: Master McCorry

Martial Arts and team sports are some of the activities pursued by
children at a young age. Team Sports are more popular because it has
achieved considerable fame because of the mass media. Moreover, numerous
sports players have become celebrities because modern sports have become
highly commercialized. Many parents will opt for team sports as a means of
developing specific skills for children while they ignore the benefits of
Martial Arts. Martial Arts helps to teach self-defense to children which
means that they learn techniques to defend themselves from a number of
threats. This does not mean that Martial Arts makes children aggressive but
instead transforms their way of thinking because they will use the skills
in proportionate force as well as in justifiable circumstances.
More importantly, Martial Arts helps boost the self-confidence of children. This is probably the single most important "thing" for kids and it's one of the few sports where both boys and girls can play together. Self Confidence helps children take on difficult tasks without reserve. They will not hesitate in performing challenging tasks because of their self-assurance and confidence. Martial Arts are better than team sports because it has a system of belts and rankings. This system creates an inner drive to succeed which is a very important life learning skill. Children are able to slowly increase their knowledge and skill levels. It helps to create an inner drive to progress and motivates children to strive for higher levels. Team Sports lacks in teaching discipline to children the way Martial Arts does. This is because of the fact that Martial Arts involves repeated practices and drills with considerable attention towards detail. Martial artists have to practice and fight within a set of rules and protocols. This helps to develop a sense of respect among children as well as for their opponents and colleagues. It helps instill the principles of using "fair and square" means to finishing the game. 

Martial Arts and Team Sports are physical activities that help promote fitness and strength among children. But, it is Martial Arts that helps promote individual achievement among children. For example, basketball is a sport in which there are different positions for each player. This can encourage teamwork and sportsmanship but fails to improve the individual performance of children. Hence in Martial Arts, it is individual merits that help determine a win or loss in a Martial Arts contest. Children will not feel feelings of despair when the team loses a match such as team sports. Additionally, children will not develop a hatred for Martial Arts which occurs in most team sports from the anxiety of not being good enough, fitting in, the A player and having to sit on the benches during games. Parents should make a quick decision in the debate about Martial Arts and Team Sports. Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts is the ultimate abode for teaching Martial Arts to children in an efficient manner. This has been possible because of its forty year expertise as a Martial Arts Academy based in Peabody, MA. It has a team of internationally acclaimed martial art teachers who teach a specially designed syllabus that is specialized for children.

Although we think Martial Arts is superior to team sports, read our article on "How Martial Arts Help Students Excel in Other Sports" You may be interested in incorporating both sports. Click Here to read
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Martial Art Classes for Adults - North Shore MA

Five Great Reasons Why Adults Should Choose Martial Arts 
Written by: Master McCorry
The World Health Organization describes health as "a state of complete
physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of
disease or infirmity". We must take good care of ourselves to maintain a
healthy lifestyle to prevent illness and disease. One method to achieve
this is through exercise, and Martial Arts is the perfect solution. 

When we rest, we rust. We all need to keep physically active because not
doing so increases our risk to many diseases such as cardiovascular
disease. However, a problem adults face today is that when they hear the
word exercise, they immediately get discouraged for many reasons. One
reason is that they do not enjoy workouts that are routinely done everyday.
Other reasons may be that they have tried working out in the gym but they
do not get the results that they wanted.

Both of these issues are addressed by Martial Arts. Martial Arts is a
great way to exercise without making you feel like you are exercising. It also eliminates the plateau phase that gym workouts have. Contrary to popular belief, this is not only good for children and younger people, adults benefit from this too. In fact, it may be the best alternative to gym workouts. Martial Arts for adults not only addresses the physical well-being of the person but, it also caters to their mental and social well-being.

What are the Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults?
First, it's a great way to improve cardiovascular health. Martial Arts involves a lot of exercises that increase the heart rate. Improvement in this area means there is better oxygenation to the brain and other parts of the body. This also helps in weight loss and lowering bad cholesterol levels within the body. Second, Martial Arts improves muscle tone thereby increasing the strength of the body. Improving the muscle tone increases the basal metabolic rate (your internal furnace) which burns more calories even when at rest. This can also help in weight loss. Aside from that, increase in strength prevents risk of falls and injuries especially when one gets older. Third, Martial Arts can help improve the posture of a person. It is always important to execute a stance or movement in the correct way and in proper body position. This will train the person to always be in proper posture and thus, after some time, proper posture will be fixed and integrated in his or her behavior even when he or she is not performing Martial Arts at the moment.
Fourth, as for the mental benefits of Martial Arts, this will help adults have better concentration. This is achieved through the improvement of circulation of oxygen in the brain. It also improves mood. Martial Arts can stimulate the release of endorphin's that lower the perception of pain and increase the mood of a person. It helps in increasing self-esteem because endorphin's give the body a positive feeling. Lastly, the best part of Martial Arts for adults is it allows people to interact with one another and it's fun. Doing an activity with people who have the same goal as you is more fun and easy than doing it alone. It's a great alternative to the tedious, same old, day to day gym routines.  

Take advantage of the Martial Arts benefits and start living a healthier
and happier lifestyle. Give Martial Arts a try today!