Friday, September 30, 2016

Bruce McCorry's Famous Little Ninja's Program

Plan Your Little Champ’s Safe Future with
 Bruce McCorry's Famous Little Ninja's Program 
written by: Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts  (Peabody MA)

Howard Gardner, when he introduced the famous multiple intelligence theory in psychology, made a revolution in the way we look at the phase called the preschooler age (3 to 6 years). He argued that intelligence is not one, but many. Every child in the preschooler age potentially possesses numerous types of intelligence's in varying amounts. Measuring any kid’s worth in a single scale of IQ and forcing them to succeed in a single criteria of academics is a huge injustice to their variety.

As parents, we all want to see our children succeed, and do whatever we can do for that right from the time he or she is born. But Gardner forces us to ask some major questions. How can we ensure a safe future for our little champ in the light of changing research in education? The best choice, it appears, is to identify where exactly your little champion figures in the myriad list of talents and intelligences and cater to his/her point of strength. The preschooler age is significant once again, because this is one early decisive moment when the course of your child’s life could be guided.

Martial Arts for Preschoolers: Finding the Talent, Giving the Support
Introducing children in the preschooler age to martial art has been often discussed in parenting circles. How exactly can it ensure better future for young learners? The past few years’ experience at Little Ninja's Program for kids from 3 to 6 years at the Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) has helped us to arrive at some answers.

As the example of several batches of learners at Bruce McCorry’s Little Ninja's Martial Art Program showed, martial arts in the preschooler age work wonders with kids at a time when their body and mind is being accustomed to the demands of the world. Martial art is the only extracurricular activity that can cater at once to a range of intelligences pointed out by Gardner. It has something to offer for their visual-spatial skills by making them to assess the sweep of moves and react accordingly. It also is a booster of the bodily-kinesthetic skills. By making children take logical decisions and react to changes, martial art improves their logical intelligence. At an age when their language is on the verge of formation, martial arts caters to their verbal ability by placing them in situations of verbal interaction. Martial arts also has a say in instilling a rhythmic sense in children.

Many kids who began with Little Ninja's Program at Bruce McCorry’s are passionate followers of martial arts in their later school years as well. This has happened because they and their parents experienced the magic that martial arts can do. Their past as young martial art learners has helped them to identify where in the spectrum of skills do their actual ability and interest lie. Little Ninjas Program help kids not only to remain fit, healthy and stress-free, but it aids every aspect of their life outside the martial arts school. They find that the early martial art training has helped them to be logical thinkers in their lessons, athletic contenders in during sports, and confident speakers in their classroom activities. These early learners has identified their area of success and made martial arts their pillar of support in their activities within and without the classroom.

Now it’s the turn of your child. Try out Little Ninjas today for a better future for your child!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Conquering Through Martial Arts: The Success Story of Sandra LaRosa.

Conquering Through Martial Arts: The Success Story of Sandra LaRosa.

The point of this story is to never give up and keep striving forward.

Cardio Kickboxing is perhaps one sport in the world which consciously attempted to blend in health and martial arts. This art has an ancient Asian heritage, as its precursor was the Tai art called Muay Thai. Frank Thiboutot's intervention however transformed Kickboxing, the modern form of Muay Thai, into a health-oriented art suited for the 21st century lifestyle and thus cardio kickboxing was born.

The Life-Saver Art: Myth or Reality?
Like many martial arts, cardio kickboxing is considered a major solution to the health concerns of our times such as obesity, lifestyle diseases and stress. With the capability to burn around 800 calories in an hour, it's also a fitness choice. But there is something beyond these, which made kickboxing the showstopper among martial arts for health. 

As the name itself suggests, Thiboutot intended it to be a booster of cardiac health. The special moves designed for this goal took cardio kickboxing to another level when it comes to martial arts for health and fitness. This intense but not burdensome martial art is proven to improve cardiovascular health, heal muscular health issues, regularize bone density and help with arthritis and rheumatics. This description, scientifically suggested, makes kickboxing sound a wonder art. Is this a myth or reality?

Sandra LaRosa's Answer: Conquering Polymyositis through  Martial Arts
The life of Sandra LaRosa, the Kickboxing veteran at Bruce McCorry's Academy is a testimony to the power of cardio kickboxing as a life-saving martial art. A martial art lover since her early 20s and a passionate martial artist since the age of 30, LaRosa's life underwent a huge change in 2008. In her early forties, this young and healthy martial artist started experiencing fatigue and muscle stiffness, which turned out to be a fatal muscular condition, polymyositis.

In LaRosa's words, the next few years come across as a tough journey. Her days fell into a chaos of getting tests, trying out treatment methods, researching the nature of her condition and falling in and out of positive and negative moods. In this difficult journey, she found her companions in her positive-spirited friends and supporters at the Bruce McCorry's Academy. Some miracle drugs, paired with regular workout and proper diet gradually started changing her condition. Today, back in the grip of her life, when she extends thanks to her colleagues, the drugs which saved her, and the doctors who helped her, there is one name she wishes not to leave out and that is cardio kickboxing.

Usually, physiotherapy is a crucial part of the treatment for polymyositis, a disease which ruins immunity by decimating muscular tissues. Under the guidance of the neurologists and rheumatologists from Brigham & Women, (http://www.brighamandwomens.orgLaRosa decided to try out cardio kickboxing, her passion, as an alternative. Under the regular support of the staff at Bruce McCorry's Academy, she found kickboxing her pillar of strength that kept her muscles from further damage and kept her strong in body and mind.

If kickboxing was at the core of her willpower, other martial art sessions at the academy too helped. Taekwondo helped her to improve bodily coordination and regain muscular flexibility. The breathing moves in Tai Chi acted as a good stress-buster. Today, LaRosa leads a happy life, finding her life's joy in the very art which brought her back. When the concern of health looms her mind, she smiles back at life with the determination of a fighter and the spirit of a winner, imparting Kickboxing to hundreds of learners, each on their way to find their own goals and dreams in this miracle art.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Kick the Bullying with Martial Arts

Kick the Bullying with Martial Arts

written by: Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Interested in learning Kung Fu?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 9, 2016

Martial Arts for Better Students, Better Athletes

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

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

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

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

* It energizes brain cells, thus improving memory skills

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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