Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thank you Deb Purcell

Thank you Deb Purcell for sharing your blog with us... we know all the hard work you have put in.

Deb has been in our adult kickboxing program for over a year,,  (Joining her son Mathew and Daughter Gabby who train in our Martial Arts Classes) She understands what we encourage to teach our students.  

Make working out a lifestyle not a competition....!!!!!!.....

Read below


                                                           Deb a year ago.

Deb writes:

"Ok so I have been in the customer service / hospitality business long enough to know that 1 rude person on the phone that leads to a bad day can't keep me have to get back up, start again and move on.  With that being said, today is and new day and I will not waste 1 more minute on being upset over it.  2 years ago  when I lost my mother I went thru the worst time in my life.  I lost my mom, my best friend, a piece of my heart and soul.   I was also going thru a lot of personal things that most didn't even know about.  I became VERY depressed, gained ALOT of weight and was very unhappy with myself BUT every day I always got up, got dressed put a smile on my face and hid my pain.  At night after everyone was asleep I usually stayed up crying alone ( sometimes Matthew heard me and got up and sat with me...God bless him).  1 day I woke up and decided that I wanted my life back, I truly wanted to be happy again, I wanted to have me back.  I put my my mind to it and to this day I still am driven.  Someone asked me who I'm doing this for....I'm doing it for ME!!  I'm not doing it to impress anyone, beat anyone, I'm not in competition with anyone other than myself!  I simply want to be a better person than I was the day before.  And now with that being said I will not let "yesterday" bring me down...I'm a fighter, I've come a long way and when life knocks me down you can bet that I'll get back up on my feet again! At one point I would have been embarrassed to post this picture but this is/was me and I'm proud of ME! My mother was the strongest woman I knew and I just want to make her proud.   ❤ Roberta Sazin❤"

- Deb Pursell

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bruce McCorry's Afterschool Program

Bruce McCorry's Afterschool Program - The Best Choice for Safety and Success

There are two wishes that cross the lips of every parent who sends their child to school for the first time. One, their little champs should be safe, and two, they should succeed. Safety and success are the two words we wish upon every child we care for. Your children's daily school is not perhaps capable on its own to ensure their safety and success. What your kids need is a powerful ally who can guide them to success and who can teach them how to look after their own safety. What your child needs is afterschool martial arts.

Safety and Security: Choose the Best at Bruce McCorry's
If you want to do that extra bit for your children's safety and success, the best choice before you is the Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy's Afterschool Program.

What does the afterschool program have in advantage compared to a regular martial art program? Afterschool hours are exactly the time when your child needs that extra bit of concern and care to ensure his/her safety. Roaming in the streets or loitering in public places can pose grave danger to your child. According to the Office of Justice Programs, juvenile crimes, street crimes and alcohol-drug abuse are the highest during afterschool hours. While the juvenile crime data for non-school days touches a high-mark of 30, it is as high as 70 on a school day. Afterschool time is definitely the villain. For a secure childhood, spending the afterschool hours home alone is an equally bad idea. Home alone time, especially for kids below 12 years of age, are the hours when accidents from fire, water and electricity are most common.

The Bruce McCorry's Afterschool Program (AMP) is a safe refuge from all these. In every way, a secure and safe childhood is the priority for the academy. Along with offering a safe retreat in afterschool hours, the AMP equips the children to defend themselves if they are caught in a situation of emergency. The best part of the AMP is that, even though the academy teaches self-defense applicable in real-life circumstances, it is imparted in extremely safe and harmless contexts, under the supervision of experts and helpers.

Success and Victory: The Bruce McCorry's Way
The afterschool martial art program or AMP is the all-rounder ally that will help your kid to excel in school in particular and life in general.

The AMP helps your child to find his/her inner strength in academic and athletic fields. Martial art is scientifically proven to sharpen the faculties of human brain such as memory and discerning skills. Martial arts impart social skills, self-confidence and courage to your children. These are of extreme use in the learner-centric, interactive classrooms of today, where competence is the norm and the virtue. Martial arts equally hone the athletic and physical skills of children. At the Bruce McCorry's afterschool program with a nationally approved curriculum and experienced teachers, your child gets the best of these benefits.

Bruce McCorry's AMP is your child's pathway to success in life. It tells them how to be strong in self-defense, how to be confident individuals who do not efface themselves in a crisis. Bruce McCorry's AMP teaches your children that the best way to escape a problem is to face it and emerge victorious. 

AMP is for the safety and success of the children of today.
 It's your turn to choose!    

978. 535.7878

Friday, October 14, 2016

Longevity - Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Proven Track of Success

Longevity - Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts 
Proven Track of Success

Martial Arts is so much the craze of the times that every year, you will find new and new institutions making their way into the field, promising to be the best in the area. If you look back five years from now, you will find that only a nominal few will have actually managed to hold on to the field. Martial arts is a field which demands genuineness, honesty and commitment, and only those schools which can truly and honestly place the priority on the needs of the learner and the sanctity of the art can last long in the scenario. Others come and go, but the true ones are here to stay.

Longevity: The Hallmark of Genuineness and Success?

When you choose a martial art school, should you consider how long it has been around? The answer is YES!

Of all the activities that you can take up, martial arts is undoubtedly the only one which has a history of centuries. It is also one field which is constantly on the go. This means that most martial arts retain something from its centuries-long past and change in tune with the most recent research on health and fitness. How long a martial art school has been around is a parameter of how it has succeeded in staying true to the genuine tradition of an art and in adapting it to suit the present-day needs and developments. If a school has a long legacy, it also means that the learners have found its lessons useful in their personal lives. Thus, a long heritage is a mark of how much a school prioritizes the learners and earn their love.

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts: Proven Track of Success, Since 1978

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy, established in Peabody, MA in 1978 is easily the earliest martial arts school in the area. About to complete four decades of service in the field of martial arts, Bruce McCorry's Academy's story is one of proven success.

The foundation of the academy's success goes back to the expertise and vision which resulted in its birth. Master Bruce McCorry, the founder of the academy is a legend trained in many arts under celebrated veterans like Jhoon Ree. Master McCorry has performed at the Shaolin Temple back in 1982 and in 2002, entered the Martial Art Hall of Fame.

Commencing as a small martial art school in 1978, the academy has grown into one of the foremost martial art schools in MA in these four decades. The committed effort of experienced instructors and the learner-friendly approach have been the success mantras of the academy. In these years, the academy opened new courses, updated the curriculum from time to time, kick-started new wings specifically dedicated to particular arts like kickboxing, and inaugurated special courses in special needs and mind healing.

Today, offering around ten programs in different schemes and patterns intended for preschoolers, school-going children, teens, adults, seniors and people with special needs, Bruce McCorry's is the most versatile presence in Massachusetts martial arts. It is the values of honesty, commitment and open-minded approach that have helped the academy to stay rooted when many other schools which were established around the same time got lost in the pages of history and numerous new schools flourished, as ephemeral as the former. As longevity is a measure of trust, Bruce McCorry's is your ideal martial art destination. Nobody has been around for so long.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Dyslexia and Martial Arts

Dyslexia and Martial Arts: the Key to Success
Written by Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy (Peabody, MA)

Parents of dyslexic children are often worried about choosing co-curricular activities for their kids. A usually aired apprehension is whether it will demand too much of their time, especially since dyslexic children usually take extra time to complete their school work itself. Billy Blanks is one person whom parents with similar worries must know of. Blanks is perhaps familiar to many of us as a martial arts enthusiast who is working wonders with his combo martial art TaeBo, a blend of Taekwondo and Boxing. Blanks, who opened up a few years before to the CNN that today he can read and speak to thousands of people without being scared, was actually diagnosed with dyslexia. As the story of Blanks shows, martial arts is one of those co-curricular activities that can actually be a companion to your child if he/she is dyslexic.

Dyslexia and Martial Arts: How it Helps Kids to Tackle the World

Though the most noticeable symptom of dyslexia has to do with reading ability, it is not confined to reading alone. Its roots go back to the issues with the integration of human brain, and this is exactly why a brain-boosting activity like martial arts can help dyslexic kids. If you are the parent of a kid with dyslexia, here are some reasons why you must choose martial arts to help him/her:

* Dyslexic kids often find it difficult to cross the midline of their body. Martial arts gradually work with and improve this developmental skill.

* Sometimes, dyslexic kids find difficulty with the brain integration of left and right hemispheres and related activities. The focus-oriented moves which are part of martial arts are found to help with these.

* Martial arts help to sequence and coordinate physical movements in dyslexic kids. The rhythmic and structured martial arts moves can actually make a difference.

* Martial arts help not just with the motor-skills work, but also brain-skills. Remembering long movement series and combining opposite hand-leg moves help to develop brain skills.
* Balance, discipline, concentration and coordination are some aspects martial arts can improve

Karate is often identified a perfect martial art to help dyslexic kids. Recent developments have shown that kickboxing and taekwondo too can have a great impact on dyslexia. Each new move or skill might come as a challenge for a dyslexic child. Feeling confused on how to act, or totally forgetting what to do in a move often happens. But gradually, as they figure out and work with moves in a martial art lesson, it helps them to cope with and conquer similar situations in real life.

Martial Art Lessons for Dyslexia at Bruce McCorry’s Academy 
Bruce McCorry’s Academy stands out among the many martial art schools in Massachusetts as we have an enthusiastic faculty which walks with the time and keeps constant watch of the developments taking place in the field of martial arts research. The Academy became an early institution to introduce martial arts for kids with special needs. Lessons in all programs including the Special Needs course take place under the supervision of learned instructors. The martial art lessons in the academy is a great space for dyslexic kids to perform well along with other kids and regain their self-esteem and confidence which could have been adversely affected by their experiences in classroom and the society. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Adult Martial Arts Classes Peabody MA

Adult Martial Arts at Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy (Peabody, MA)

Are you a person who has always desired to lead a healthier and fresher lifestyle, but was never able to do it? As numbers would prove it, you are not alone. Data show that 54 million of US citizens eagerly desire for a healthier lifestyle and have enrolled themselves in gyms and facilities for working out. Still, it can be ironic when we see that only 5% of the US adults get enough physical activity that is recommended for a day. Is this huge gap between aspiration and reality a result of laziness? More than laziness, the answer has to be sought in the uninteresting, tedious and tiring methods of exercise that the gyms in our country follow. 

An Enjoyable Alternative for Working Out: Adult Martial Arts
Much of your problem can be solved if one can arrive at an enjoyable fitness activity that doesn’t tire you out with packed schedule and burdensome work out. And this is nothing else than martial arts.

In a professional martial art school, you will find martial arts for adults a panacea for many of the concerns you face in your daily life. Fitness is a major factor among them, but not the only one. Why should martial art be a part of your daily life? Here are some possible reasons:

* According to NutriStrategy, while an hour of regular workout burns 246 calories an hour for a person weighing 155 lbs., an hour of martial arts such as judo, karate, kickboxing and taekwondo burn 704 calories, around three times the former. This level of result is achieved with physical effort much less than regular workout.

* Adult martial arts have been found beneficial in a number of health issues which are a result of adulthood. Among them are diabetes, thyroid-related health problems, abnormal blood pressure and cholesterol levels, cardiac issues, arthritis and issues related to menopause in women.

* Among the socio-psychological benefits of martial arts, it has been often noted by doctors that it is a powerful form of stress-relief compared to yoga, meditation and art-of living. It can be your best companion during your frantic career years.

* Adult martial arts is also easy-to-learn as an effective self-defense.

Adult Martial Art Lessons in Peabody: Bruce McCorry’s is the Best!
It is never too late to take up something like martial arts. But nothing can make your learning worthwhile like a dedicated and passionate professional martial art school like the Bruce McCorry’s Academy. The adult programs at the academy are constructively designed and taught by instructors with expertise. It will equip you to fare well in your adult life, by making you to healthier and fit individuals. Martial arts can work wonders in your personal and professional life if you learn it in enjoyable circumstances under expert teachers. Bruce McCorry’s lessons will show you how to perform well in your work even in the face of stress, how to take care of yourselves during an emergency, how to be better parents, and how to build long-lasting and genuine relationships. It will help you to find the right spot of balance between your body, mind and soul, thus helping you to be in control of your lives. Be a part of the Bruce McCorry’s Martial Art Lessons for Adults!