Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Annual Tournament

Attention Members. Come join us!
Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Annual Tournament!
                                                              This Saturday, May 3rd, 

Location: The Higgins Middle School at 1 King Street, Peabody Ma (By the police station) 

Time: Doors open at 7:30am with Opening Ceremony at 9:00am.

This is not a public event.  It's a tournament for only 
members of Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts and their family and friends.

View an exciting ceremony and live demonstrations

Make friends

Families coming together

                               Real Sportsmanship

                                                            Exciting Action

                                                             Happy Smiles

                 And lot's of fun....  don't miss out.  
                         This coming Saturday!

The Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Annual Tournament

Friday, April 25, 2014

7 Reasons Why Kids Should Practice Martial Arts

7 Reasons Why Kids Should Practice Martial Arts 
written by:  Master McCorry
Kids are fast learners and they can learn almost anything they are taught.
Martial arts is a lifestyle, something you learn and as you progress it
becomes part and parcel of your day to day life. It is because of the many
advantages of martial arts for kids that as parents, you are advised to
encourage your child to learn martial arts. Martial arts have the ability
to teach kids vital life lessons whether your kid is shy, hyper or too
bossy. The following are 7 reasons why kids should practice martial arts. 

1. Kids will get more active

Martial arts is an active sport. In today’s day and age, technology has
made us; both children and adults, inactive, lazy and increasingly unfit.
This, coupled with eating junk food leads to obesity and other health
problems in our kids. Youth sports, activities and physical education
programs are generally great; unfortunately not every kid can be an
athlete. Additionally, Physical education is no longer offered in schools
as it was in the past, making it even harder for the kids to become
physically fit. Martial arts offers many benefits but, for you to become a
true martial artist you must be an extremely fit person.

2. They will learn to find stillness and focus
The internet offers tremendous benefits but there are more benefits in stillness and silence. However, with today’s lifestyle it is hard to find stillness and silence. Silence and stillness gives you the power to observe your inner self. It is through silence, quietness and stillness that an individual can check his or her strengths and weaknesses and find a way out. Just as Bruce Lee stated behind the punches, kicks and knees, a true martial artist learns to sit with himself and see where his or her weaknesses are.
3. They learn to take hits With martial arts, your child will learn what it takes and how it feels to take a hit. It might be a punch, a kick or a disappointment like failing an exam or a test. These are part of life and how you get yourself up is what matters. Your child will learn when to hit, how to hit and how to absorb and contain a hit as a way to gain better skills.
4. Kids will gain self confidence and self respect Martial arts for kids builds confidence and self respect among kids. When training martial arts, your kid will be faced with a number of challenges including sparring with kids older, stronger and more skilled than him or her. A good martial arts school or academy like the Bruce McCorry’s martial arts academy will teach your child respect, how to respect others, and taught how to handle tough situations such as bullying. 5. They will connect their mind and body In order for you to connect the mind and the body, you must listen to your inner body. In doing so, you will be able to see your thoughts and have a finely tuned awareness of your emotional part. A martial art discipline like Tai Chi has the ability to make you see, feel and listen to both your internal and external build up. 6. Kids will learn conflict resolution strategies One of the most important things kids or anyone taking martial art lessons is to respond without reacting to a situation. With this at the back of your child’s brain, he or she can use the techniques and skills learned at a martial arts school to resolve conflicts instead of starting a conflict.
7. They will learn how to breathe Each and every professional athlete, singer, dancer, actor, bodybuilder or martial artist knows and understands the importance of breathing. In martial arts your child will be taught how to effectively control his or her breath during fights or, any other physical pressure and know how to relax when under pressure.

In conclusion, any child irrespective of his or her physical abilities can
immensely benefit from participating in martial arts for kids. The earlier they learn the basics of martial arts the better and healthier they will be.  

Visit Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy located in Peabody, MA for more information  and free introductory class.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Martial Arts the Best Way to Get Fit

Why Martial Arts Training is Better Than Your Typical Gym Workout 
written by: Master McCorry
More and more people both adults and children are seeing martial arts as
the best way to get fit. Some bodybuilders also see the need to indulge
into martial arts training as a way to become more physically fit than
before. This move by a number of people including bodybuilders to martial
arts raises one but very important question; is martial arts training
better than a typical gym workout? In order to answer this question
appropriately, it is important to check the benefits of martial arts
workouts over a typical gym workout as can be seen below;

Martial Arts Workouts Trains The Brain
Each and every person who has ever studied martial arts understands and knows that not only is your body trained but, your brain also gets a workout as well. When learning martial arts, you must learn how to correctly apply the techniques you learn and also make quick decisions. These techniques include endurance, developing mobility, self defense and tenacity. But, gym workouts only dwell on muscle development, strength and endurance stability. This therefore means that martial arts workouts are better than gym workouts.
Courage and Confidence Both gym workouts and martial arts workouts teaches a variety of activities. But, the basic knowledge of martial arts as well as self defense gives you courage and confidence when it comes to dealing with the outside world. With martial arts knowledge you can easily defend yourself when faced with a group of two or three people even if they are armed. Unfortunately, gym workouts only give you the strength and ability to deal with a single individual and at times you may lack the confidence to defend yourself. Weight Loss Among all exercises including all gym workouts, martial arts is recognized as the best and the fastest way to lose weight. Coupled with a proper controlled diet, martial arts workouts have the ability to make you lose weight very fast. Most gym workouts dwell so much on weight training which in turn increases your metabolism forcing you to eat large amounts of foods to maintain the energy demand of the body. This will instead lead to increase body mass and weight. Agility, Speed and Endurance Most martial arts workouts enhance flexibility, agility and endurance. With martial arts knowledge you can react quickly to keep an enemy or an opponent at bay. This is one of the major benefits of martial arts. A typical gym workout does not incorporate these important factors. Additionally, martial art training helps in building a very strong core. You will have a better body shape and your health will improve significantly. 

In summary, the benefits of martial arts workouts are more than just
physical. Martial arts training involves different techniques that are very
important when learned and mastered. Proper execution of the moves requires
discipline and hard work. Therefore, if you were thinking of joining the
gym, think again. Joining a martial arts class or academy has more benefits
than joining a gym. Look to Bruce McCorry Martial Arts Academy (Peabody MA)
for the best martial arts academy in the area and make the benefit from the
many programs and techniques offered.  


Friday, April 18, 2014

Nutrition Tips For Martial Arts

Nutrition Tips For Martial Arts Training & Weight Management
written by: Master McCorry

Is nutrition important in sports or, in life in general? YES, of course it is! Nutrition not only helps in boosting your energy levels but, it also enables you to understand how your inner body performs and how to achieve a perfect body composition. It also helps you understand how best to increase, or lose weight, at some point in your sporting activities or life. A case in point is when you want to lose a few pounds to have the right weight for a martial arts tournament, competition, upcoming event or, for the summer season. Unfortunately during such times, losing weight sometimes needs to be done in a quick and fast way. And, this of course will require a lot of sacrifice and pains to achieve. The following are nutrition tips to ensure that you lose weight and acquire a perfect body in a fast and healthy way.
Set a Goal 
The first thing you should do as soon as you start the journey towards your ideal weight, is to set a goal. The goal in this context is to shed off some pounds. It is important to understand that there is no safe way to lose weight than eating appropriately and training hard to achieve that
goal.  Some people may resort to using sauna belts and sweatsuits, pills and fad diets as the fastest way to achieve their goals. However, these apparels are not enough to help you lose weight, be healthy and keep  the weight loss off. Avoid fasting as it will cut down your caloric intake and cause problems to the normal functioning of your body and it's metabolism. 
Avoid Eating Empty Calorie Foods
For a healthy weight loss procedure, it is advisable not to cut too much of your calories on your food intake. For proper functioning of the body, it is important that you constantly supply it with essential nutrients and cutting down on your food intake may stop the supply of these nutrients.
Therefore, instead of drastically cutting down on your energy source, refine your food intake with more nutrient-dense foods (fruits and vegetables) and avoid eating empty-calories (highly processed foods that contain added fat and sugar). For example, you can eat more vegetables
instead of those sides of french fries or baked potato's with your lean cuts of protein meats, poultry or, vegetarian and vegan proteins sources such as beans, lentils, tofu and tempeh. Your body will get the required energy supply it will demand from your training. Cut the baked products for desserts and turn to fresh fruits for sugar cravings.  

 Learn How To Naturally Boost Your Metabolism
In order for you to lose weight your metabolism must be improved. Frequent meals (ideally small meals every 3 hours, or 3 meals with a snack in-between) full of nutrient dense foods based from your BMR (basil metabolic rate) which is the number of calories you'd burn if you stayed in bed all day. By doing this, and knowing your caloric intake, your body will be able to burn calories for longer periods of time. This will also help you gain and maintain the energy level you need to train hard and achieve your goals.  Below are some formulas to find your proper caloric intake based on your activity level.

BMR Formula

BMR = 655 + ( 4.35 x weight in pounds ) + ( 4.7 x height in inches)- ( 4.7 x age in years )
BMR = 66 + ( 6.23 x weight in pounds ) + ( 12.7 x height in inches )-( 6.8 x age in year )

To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR result by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:

If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2 

If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) :Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375

If you are moderately active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) :Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.55

If you are very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) :Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.725

If you are extra active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.9

It is important to point out that your metabolism is influenced by your age and genetics. But, this does not mean that you cannot change it. For instance, as a martial artist your metabolism will depend on exertion level and your eating pattern or habits. If you want to lose weight you must
increase the frequency of your workouts and adjust your food intake. When planning your meals endeavor to combine proteins with complex carbohydrates, vegetables and fruits as mentioned above. Keep healthy snacks handy for in-between meals such as fruit or a serving of nuts. This
will will prevent yourself from going too long without eating which leads to hunger, which then leads to poor food choices. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated for optimal performance and prevention of morning grogginess and tiredness. 

Stay on the GOAL Track!
We all know how hard it is to achieve our ideal weight.  Whether it's 30,40, 70, or 100 pounds or, that last 5-10 pound hurdle to reaching your goal for your special event or competition,  understand that falling off the goal track is normal and perfectly fine.  Most of us have all been there at least once in our life.  Don't beat yourself up but, more so, pick yourself up and get back on the goal track. Move on and forget about it. With a little determination YOU CAN do it and YOU CAN be successful in reaching your goal weight!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Martial Arts & Weight Loss for Adults

Martial Arts & Weight Loss for Adults 
written by: Master McCorry

Are you looking for ways to have a fit body this summer? Are you looking
for ways to lose weight naturally without using the latest diet pill or remedy that are associated with many harmful side effects, while at the same time, maintaining a perfect physique and fitness this summer? Then, it is time you enrolled into a martial arts school or academy, a case in point, the Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy (Peabody Ma). Coupled with a proper nutrition plan, martial arts has proved to be a perfect weight loss solution for a number of people... a very entertaining weight loss solution that is. 

 For you to benefit from losing weight from martial arts, you must follow a
proper nutrition plan and have a focused mind, determination and commitment
in order to succeed. Martial arts contains a number of great, physical
exercises that can help you lose weight and build a better, fitter,
stronger body. Alone, it is very beneficial, but, when combined with a
proper diet rich in energy giving foods, fruits, vegetables, vitamins and
minerals and the elimination of sugars and starchy carbohydrates, it is an
excellent weight loss plan for adults. Unlike other weight loss activities,
martial arts dwells majorly on burning fat through the fast paced workout
activities involved. 
The following are some of the best martial arts for weight loss; Karate This is a type of martial art that is centered on power. The focus is usually placed on the upper body strikes however, plenty of kicks are also involved. This martial art discipline can be an excellent core workout for strength, endurance and shaping your muscles. For you to perfect in this discipline, you must be physically fit and demonstrate fast reflexes. All these require thorough exercising and practice which can lead to weight loss.  

Kung Fu and Taekwondo 

Kung Fu is arguably the most diverse martial art discipline. This is
because of the many fighting styles it has. Many of these styles require a
lot of body movement which include flipping, jumping and general body
movement. Flexibility and fast reflexes are key in this discipline.
Taekwondo on the other hand focuses mostly on your kicks. The exercises
involved in these two martial art disciplines are good for a solid leg and
Cardio workout. When sparring, you will have to continuously move each and
every part of your body, hence a perfect way to lose weight. 

MMA, Kickboxing and Muay Thai 

These three are the most intensive martial art disciplines ever. MMA is
all about power, motion, speed and endurance. And, all these cannot be
achieved without an intensive workout. It is a little wonder that most MMA
fighters get exhausted after a few minutes of engagement in the ring. They
are excellent martial arts for weight loss and great body fitness. 

Tai Chi benefits for weight loss
Studies show that Tai Chi can be used to tackle obesity. This type of martial art is ideal for individuals at all levels of fitness. Tai Chi offers an easy and enjoyable way for people to start a weight loss journey. Although it will take time, this is the best exercise for people of all age groups including the old to keep fit and maintain a healthy body weight.  

In summary, martial arts is not all about fighting, self defense or
throwing kicks and punches. It's a great solution when it comes to weight loss and maintaining a perfect body weight. Therefore, if you are looking for the best natural ways to lose weight, consider enrolling today at the Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy and attain that perfect body for this summer.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Past Weekend Events :)

Thought it would be fun to post some laid back pictures of everyone pitching in as a family....

       Kicking off the weekend with Kickboxing Class....

Pre-Testing jitters on Saturdays Martial Arts Training...

Sunday Morning Painting with Students Jen, Dede, Mike, Rob, Pat, Ashly, Lee , Chris and Melinda 
Thanks Everyone!....

Chris had final cleanup from all our painting efforts! :)


Friday, April 11, 2014

Fun Martial Arts Summer Program

Have A Fun Filled Summer Holiday Season by Joining The Bruce McCorry's
Martial Arts Academy Summer Program
written by: Master McCorry

Traditionally, summer holidays are known to be the best time for kids to
embark on a number of fun activities away from the usual schoolwork. Most kids tend to spend their summer holidays playing video games, watching TV and engaging in unproductive activities. All these activities cause havoc on their health. For instance, watching TV and playing video games is detrimental to their overall health and can lead to a number of disorders. The best way to ensure your kids spend their summer holidays productively is by enrolling them to the ever amazing Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy and let them benefit from the many fun activities the martial arts summer program has to offer. It is important to emphasize that the academy is now enrolling and the earlier you enroll your child into the academy, the better. The following are some of the most fun martial art activities they will learn and how beneficial it will be for them. A Wide Variety of Fun Activities The summer martial arts program at the Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy has a lot of fun activities to offer. Not only will your kids learn the basics of martial arts but, be taught how important being physically fit is to their health and well-being. Before training begins, fun warm-up techniques are performed that are always enjoyable. For example: jogging, skipping, and of course, a few simple advice's and drills from the Master Teachers.
Kids Will be Taught by Professionals One of the most important things about the Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy is the fact that the trainers here are professionals. Since 1978, their aim has always been to ensure your kids do not leave the academy the same person they were when they came here for the first time. These martial arts experts understand how important it is for someone to learn the basics and techniques involved in martial arts. They have the prowess of training kids of all ages, from young kids, 4 years and above. The skills they learn at this age is so important and can be applied to their day to day lives. Most kids who enroll in this program enjoy everything about the program and they always look forward to the next training session. It's simply because it is nothing but fun, and more fun!
Personalized Martial Arts Programs 

To ensure each and every child benefits from the martial arts summer
program, each and every child gets personal sessions with the masters to
ensure that his or her skills are observed and mentored. Kids get to learn
a number of martial art techniques and concepts that will help them perform
extraordinary moves. The professionals here understand that each and every
kid has different physical abilities, therefore, each child gets a chance
to be coached independently.

 Let your kids enjoy their summer holidays by enrolling them into the Bruce
McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy Summer Program. It will add to their
physical and mental well-being and it's fun, enjoyable and a lot healthier
than just staying at home watching TV or playing video games.  

We are now enrolling.  Please call today (978) 535-7878 and make this
summer a smashing fun one for both you and your kids. 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fun Facts About Martial Arts

Fun Facts About Martial Arts And How You Can Benefit From Martial Arts
Written by: Master McCorry

When you hear the term martial arts, what comes into your mind? Throwing
punches, kicks, and generally violence and more violence. If so, you are very wrong. Martial arts is not all about fighting and violence, it's a fun sport like any other. It is a sport that anybody can join and have a lot of fun. It is one of the most exciting sports you can indulge in and benefit immensely. Today, martial arts is practiced for various reasons. For example, self defense, physical health and fitness, competition, physical mental, as well as spiritual development. 

Although the term martial arts is generally associated with the fighting
arts of Eastern Asia, martial arts was originally used in reference to the combat systems of Europe as early as the 1550s. The term martial arts is coined from Latin, which means "Arts of Mars’ and according to the Romans Mars, it's the "God of War". Over the years martial arts has developed from being a fighting art to being much of an entertaining sport.
There are several martial art disciplines that are competitive and fun to all participants such as; · Karate · Tai-Chi · Northern praying mantis · Kung Fu · Mixed martial arts · Kickboxing · Ju-jitsu · Judo · Taekwondo · Sambo · Muay Thai · Capoeira · Hopkido Depending on your level of fitness, all these martial art disciplines are very enjoyable and exciting to practice. In order to understand how beneficial martial arts is to both adults and children, let’s have a look at a few of the most famous martial art experts in the world, both female and adults;

· Bruce Lee
· Jackie Chan · Chuck Norris · Jet Lee · Ronda Rousey · Jean Claude Van Dame · Cynthia Rothrock · Steven Seagal · Yip man Among other internationally acclaimed martial art experts and professionals, kids have also made a huge impact in martial arts as they embrace the sport and make it more fun. The following are some of the most popular benefits of martial arts to both kids and adults;
Self defense This is one of the most popular benefits of martial arts to both kids and adults. Martial arts allows you to defend and protect yourself in times of emergencies and danger. Through its techniques, you can defend yourself from people and animals that may attack you. Today, bullying, mugging, rape and violent attacks are the order of the day. But, if you are equipped with the proper martial art techniques, you can simply defend yourself and the lives of others in such situations. Physical fitness and healthy living Martial arts is a form of exercise capable of keeping anyone fit and healthy. With the different training programs and physical activities involved in martial arts, you or your children will develop strong muscles, healthy bones, better coordination, improved metabolism and better thinking.... and live a healthier, happier life. It is important to point out that the earlier your child begins practicing martial arts, the healthier and happy he or she will become.

Personal safety Martial arts covers a lot of things and aspects in life. By learning martial arts you will be able to take good care of yourself as far as safety is concerned. You will know what to do in case of dangers such as a fire breakouts, home safety, robbery and many other incidences that require fast action and response. You simply become more aware of your surroundings and when needed, know how to think and respond faster. In summary, martial arts is generally a very fun sport that anyone can join and benefit immensely. However, for you to fully enjoy the many benefits of this sport, it is important to seek the help of a professional martial arts trainer or, simply visit the Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy (Peabody Ma). They offer a free, introductory class with no obligations. Come see for yourself. See how much fun martial arts can bring into your life by calling today, 
(978) 535-7878 or visiting www.brucemccorrys.com

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Super Fun Little Ninja's Program

The Super Fun Little Ninja's Program by Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts
Written by: Master McCorry

                                      "I WON"
You may have sat and watched a martial arts movie for instance the "Three
Ninja Kids", "Ninja Turtles", or "Karate Kid" and thought maybe those are just
movie stunts. The truth is the actual training of martial arts for kids can
actually enable your kids to do such moves. In a culture that seems to
venerate violence in almost everything from video games to music, and also
in television shows and movies, most parents would regard enrolling a child
in a martial arts academy as a bad idea. However, martial arts is not all
about violence and fighting, this sport has a number of benefits to your
children and it's fun. These benefits range from the physical aspect of
life to mental development, and also the social aspect. It's also and
all-round form of exercise. 

This is how your child will benefit from the Little Ninjas' Program by Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy;

They Will Learn the Basics of Martial Arts
Martial arts is made of simple to complex moves and techniques. Some of these moves must be taught at a tender age for perfection. It should be understood that learning the basics of martial arts at a tender age is vital to the growth and development of your child as it will help your kid develop physically and mentally upright. A good example here is Jackie Chan the famous movie actor. He learned martial arts at a tender age and he gained immense prowess in the sport and went a head to become a renowned martial arts master and actor.  

They Will Develop Self Confidence
Martial arts is not just about physical prowess; this sport also helps in developing the mind as well as helps in nurturing self confidence among children. Kids who practice martial arts are daredevils and they have no fear in doing what they perceive to be right. They make crazy moves and are very alert when it comes to their environment. This means that in-case of any danger, they know what to do and when in any particular moment. Unlike kids with no martial arts experience who would be scared of dangerous situations, the Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Little Ninjas Program can surprise you with their progression and capabilities in little time. They Will Learn Essential Motor Skills Kids are known to be very creative and eager to learn anything that comes their way. It is because of this known fact, Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy began the Little Ninjas Program. Martial arts for kids helps in molding and instilling essential virtues in kids. For example, a martial arts discipline like Tai Chi, whereby a child is taught about the power of concentration and how this power can make you do something you thought, impossible. As they grow into adults they are well aware of their capabilities as adults and they become very responsible when it comes to life saving techniques, and in life in general. Kids learn skills that can be applied outside of the academy and in life; they reason better and have high concentration capabilities. These are key attritbutes that are very important when it comes to class work as well as in real life.

In summary, martial arts is exciting, fun and very beneficial for your kids. According to most martial arts professionals, there's really no bad martial arts for your kids, only poor instructors. Therefore, when choosing a martial art facility, or academy for your children, ensure that it is run by professionals. Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy (Peabody Ma) has been training kids since 1978. It's rated one of the best in the US. The trainers here are the highest level of experienced professionals in the area and understand the needs of each child they train. As a parent, you don't have to worry about your child leaning anything dangerous or being exposed to violence.  

Call today and schedule a free trial, no obligation lesson and see
first hand, Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy is your best choice.
(978) 535-7878