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
For more information, please visit www.BruceMcCorrys.com or call today for
a free trial. (978) 535-7878. 

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!


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Martial Arts for a Healthier and Happier Child

How Martial Arts Can Help You Raise a Healthier and Happier Child 
written by: Master McCorry

Young children need to be involved in other activities aside from going to school. Academics is not the only important thing that children need to excel in to prepare them for life when they become adults. A well rounded and happy child within and outside the school is best equipped for the real world in the future. If you want your child to be healthier and happy, one of the best things that you can do is enroll your child in Martial Arts classes.
Martial Arts will help you raise a healthier and happier child because it
helps them build self-confidence, gives them self-defense skills, enhances
their athleticism, makes them fitter, healthier, improves their
concentration, and teaches them respect and courtesy.

Learning Martial Arts go way beyond self-defense, as it actually builds the child into a more competent and confident individual. Improved Self Confidence When children learn martial arts, they are encouraged to practice what they learn, meaning, they will always have a chance to practice it. No one sits on the benches as each person can individually show their skills, making them feel confident about themselves as an individual entity, special and unique. And since there are different stages of skills in martial arts, children are given short term goals that are realistic and easy to achieve, giving them the confidence to work harder to accomplish the higher stages of skills. Through this, they are instilled with the attitude that if you work hard enough, you will definitely achieve your goals.

Better Concentration Martial Arts does not just involve muscle. You actually practice your body, mind and soul, which can help kids focus on one single task, and eventually apply it to other areas of their lives like academics.

Learning Respect and Courtesy Children who study Martial Arts are quite known to be respectful and courteous, something that is required of a Martial Arts student. Students are taught the value of respecting others, not just of their superiors and elders, but also of their opponents and people, in general.

Self-Defense Skills

Bullying is a major issue in schools today, and when kids are equipped
with self-defense skills, they will be less afraid of defending themselves
when the situation arises. And when they are confident enough to know that
they can defend themselves, there will be less need to defend themselves as
their confidence will definitely help them avoid situations with bullies
and fear and worry diminish. 

Enhance Athleticism A lot of athletes actually practice Martial Arts to supplement their training in their sports. Unlike other sports that only focus on a specific part of the body to be used, Martial Arts uses every part of the body and the mind, enhancing overall coordination, balance and mental focus.

Improved Health and Fitness It is well known that Martial Arts is good for anyone of any age. Practicing martial arts requires you to be strong, flexible, and have the endurance to withstand practice and actual sparring. You are also required to follow a certain diet that will help you with your overall fitness, giving you a healthier and fitter body.

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy, located in Peabody, Massachusetts,
is dedicated to promoting the teachings and many advantages of the martial
arts world. With decades of experience, they are bringing extreme knowledge
and pinnacle skill-set to individuals, in the fields of Karate, Tai Chi,
Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Cardio Kickboxing, and many more.   Do your children
and yourself a favor and contact Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy and
start living a healthier and happier life. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Martial Arts for the Disabled, Muscle Disabilities and Disease

Martial Arts for the Disabled, Muscle Disabilities and Disease. 
written by: Master McCorry

Martial Arts aside from providing defense against attacks of intruders has so many other advantages an individual can benefit from. In the past,
Martial Arts does not usually connect with people with disabilities. Most
people with disabilities are sometimes discouraged to take part in it
and some are even encouraged by their over-protective loved ones to just
slack off and accept the fact they have limited abilities. 

Martial Arts is more than just a physical discipline, it's also a mental
discipline that is guaranteed to help a disabled individual improve their
life physically as well as mentally. 

In today's society, people with disabilities are at a much higher risk
against crimes like robbery, rape and assault and being disabled should
not be used as a reason not to learn how to fight back. 

Martial Arts for the Disabled, Muscle Disabilities and Disease and Bruce
McCorry's Martial Arts Academy understand this principle and offer
substantial training and lessons to help disabled people get a head start
on security and physical fitness. 

What are the most common challenges faced before starting the training? 

Fear and worry - Most disabled individuals are interested in learning
martial arts however, there are some who want to avoid the responsibility
and just hide in their disability excuse. This is largely due to fear or
worry that they won't be able to meet their goals, fit in, or worry what
other's will think of them. Some will voice they have an injury or ailment
that flares up each time they train.
Fear and constant worrying are only some of the issues Martial Arts can
eliminate. If people with a disability give them a chance they can learn
something valuable and they can escape from a lifelong helplessness.  

How to adapt to the Martial Arts training: 

There are steps and preparations that are made in order to make sure the
participant will be able to achieve their goals. An adaptation process is
done in order to make sure the student with the disability will be able to
cope with the challenges he or she is faced with. The goal of the
adaptation process is to accommodate the needs of the person trying to
learn and to help them avoid fear so they can manage the tasks in a
simple, yet creative manner. 

Adaptation is the key to any individual who is willing to learn and
improve. It gives them a fighting chance to be able to do so if given the
right mindset and circumstances. 

The expectation about the level of learning the student will achieve must
be fully understood and completely clear. They have to understand what is
being asked of them and they need to learn how to desire this goal for

Benefits of Martial Arts Training: 

- Martial Arts aside from improving the defense ability of a person can
also introduce discipline and structure 

- Martial Arts improves the focus of the students and inspires good habits
in them. 

- Martial Arts helps build leadership skills and it can also increase
self-esteem (critical for all of those that are disabled and have muscle
disabilities) and positive decision making 

- Martial Arts helps those that are disabled live a happier and healthier

Lives of people who have changed because of Martial Arts: 

Some of the best instructors of Martial Arts for the disabled or disease are the ones that have undergone the same adaptive training.

Sheila Radziewicz and Master Sandra LaRosa are some of the best martial art teachers and believers of this particular art.

Sheila Radziewicz is one good example of how an impossible can become possible.Sheila is suffering from a rare congenital disorder called Thrombocytopenia absent radius (TAR).

She is a positive thinker and believes in accomplishing anything she
believes to be achievable. Sheila trained and achieved her black belt in
Tae Kwon Do and after that started volunteering as a motivational speaker
for the disabled.

Her main goal is to let other people know that there is life beyond the
disability, she advocates for self-reliance and  is one of the best
examples of why disabled people have to take up martial arts.

Read more about Sheila. - Click Here -

Master Sandra LaRosa is also an amazing symbol of strength for her
students. After taking up martial arts she has continuously improved and
became a master martial art practitioner and body builder.

At the age of 42 she decided she no longer wanted to feel defeated by
her age, after knowing that she has a serious muscle disease called
Polymyositis, she decided to make big changes in her life. This reason is
what continues to inspire her to teach martial arts to others.
Read more about Sandra's story. - Click Here -
Bruce McCorry’s is an unforgettable experience.

Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy (Peabody, Massachusetts) is one of
the best choices you can make. Bruce McCorry’s is an unforgettable
experience. A well-structured curriculum and experienced training make
Bruce McCorry’s Special Needs classes stand apart like no other. Within a
few sessions of training at Bruce McCorry’s, you can experience a
transformation towards a better life. 

Come visit us today and see for yourself.   www.BruceMcCorrys.com