Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Positive Mental Attitude: Learn the Key to Better Life through Martial Arts


Positive Mental Attitude: Learn the Key to Better Life through Martial Arts

BY:

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com



A better, successful and happier life is the dream that we all tried hard to realize from the moment we learnt to dream. To open a door, we need the right key – but is there a magic key that can unlock happiness and success in our lives? In 1937, an American psychologist argued that we can find that key in our own minds – that thought developed into the notion of Positive Mental Attitude or simply PMA.

Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) – Understanding the Concept
In 1937, American psychologist and self-help author, Napoleon Hill, came up with the concept of Positive Mental Attitude or PMA and suggested that PMA holds the key to unlock the many unrealized potentials within us. His formulation, which falls within the branch of positive psychology, suggests that keeping up a positive and optimistic attitude in everyday situations and actions can actually attract positive changes, happiness and success. Keeping optimism and hope as the keywords to his argument, Hill maintained that developing PMA can bring about life-altering transformations to us dispelling negativity and pain.

Martial Arts and the Art of Cultivating Positive Mental Attitude
The idea of creating a Positive Mental Attitude and keeping an unwavering optimistic disposition are better said than done. Everyday life is not always a bed of roses, and keeping your mind hooked to positive thoughts through everyday worries and strife is not an easy job. This is exactly why you can seek the help of martial arts to cultivate and maintain PMA.

My own experience of leading a martial art school (Bruce McCorry’s Academy, Peabody, MA) for the past four decades suggested to me the miraculous ways in which martial arts can be used to instill a positive mental attitude in young and adult learners. Whichever martial art you choose to learn and practice, generally they share the following traits which are crucial for the development of PMA:


  • Martial arts act as the perfect stress-relieving mechanism. Many martial arts include positive thought techniques and meditative tactics that dispel worry. Further, the rhythmic physical movements help in reducing stress. This makes the ground for cultivating PMA.
  • Martial arts can instill confidence and self-esteem. Half of the negativity in our lives stems from situations where we feel incapable or inadequate. With these managed, it becomes easy for you to sustain positive thoughts.
  • Martial arts help to maintain a good health quotient. Regular martial arts practice boosts metabolism and helps in the release of hormones of relaxation and contentment like dopamine. This can help in sustaining PMA.
  • Martial arts are endowed with the capability to take away your concerns and to help you realize your dreams. If you are worried about your body, martial arts can help you to keep fit. If you are stressed about your academic or professional performance, martial arts can help you to boost it by training you in skills and values that are relevant for success. 


As years of martial arts teaching experience at Bruce McCorry’s Academy have proved time and again, martial arts can do for you all the groundwork necessary to create a Positive Mental Attitude and sustain it. Now you know that the key to all that is good dwells within your own mind, do not hesitate: say yes to martial arts!

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com


Friday, January 26, 2018

Learn Tai Chi at Bruce McCorry’s

Learn Tai Chi at Bruce McCorry’s: The Experts’ Hub of Asian Martial Arts

BY:

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com


Tai Chi is one of the many powerful Asian martial arts that pack the strength and benefits of tradition to meet the needs of 21st century. With its momentous origin in the centuries-old Tao monasteries of China, Tai Chi has grown over years and amazingly produced solutions to some of the central dilemmas of modern world. No martial art lover can evade the desire to learn Tai Chi once they know it from near.

Tai Chi: An Art that Met the Needs of the Past
The traditional Chinese root of Tai Chi or Tai Chi Chuan leads us to the monastic and warrior cultures of 17th century China. Its past has connections on one hand with the monastic traditions of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, where it must have helped to meet the spiritual needs of the monks associated with these doctrines. It is also closely linked to the warrior families of ancient China, for whom it must have provided health, fitness and training in self-defense and war strategies, being a powerful and effective physical art. The two forms of Tai Chi – the soft and the hard variants – thus seem to be meeting two needs of the ancient society where it evolved: (1) the spiritual need, as shown by its reliance on the doctrines of the good/evil or yin/yang, and (2) the physical need, as its etymology (ultimate fist) indicates.

Tai Chi: An Art that Meets the Needs of the Present
If this was Tai Chi in past, today it is a martial art that surprises us. It addresses many concerns that started perturbing us only recently, and has amazing answers for these problems:


  • It is a great exercise for building health. Its smooth routine can bring on total relaxation, immunity and a healthy temperament, thus aiding our modern health needs.
  • It can actually help in longevity by helping us to achieve a healthy, fit and toned body. Thus it satisfies our contemporary lifestyle needs as well.
  • In our world of nerve-wracking speed and hurry, Tai Chi helps us to slow down, to kick the stress and to strike the core of spiritual, mental and emotional balance.
  • It has shown unpredictably brilliant medicinal benefits, as it can positively aid the treatment for bone-related conditions, Parkinsonism, and muscular impairments.
  • Coupled with techniques like energy healing, Tai Chi even helped to achieve a breakthrough in Cancer treatment as it was proved to have the power to alter cellular structure.
  • For the 21st century, thus Tai Chi has evolved as a holistic martial art that addresses its many concerns: general health, fitness, psychological calm, as well terminal conditions.


Tai Chi from the Experts: Bruce McCorry’s Academy
It is not easy to tap the many potentials of an art like Tai Chi. Teaching professional Tai Chi in the right way and ensuring its maximum benefits to learners is a matter of commitment and dedication: it comes from familiarizing oneself with Tai Chi traditions for years and from keeping pace with the latest research in Tai Chi. The Bruce McCorry’s Academy offers professional Tai Chi lessons by experts who can vouch for this. 

The unique combination of energy healing consultancy and Tai Chi at Bruce McCorry’s Academy is your rare chance to make the best of this multifaceted art. Choose Tai Chi today!

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Learn to Value Yourself through Martial Arts for Self-Esteem


Learn to Value Yourself through Martial Arts for Self-Esteem

BY:

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com



It is often argued that in individualistic societies, self-esteem is often the only cultural capital that people can hope to bank on. Over the years, ours has grown into a society where success happens only to those who are good at being comfortable in their own skin and can give off the aura of believing in oneself. Even though we do not choose to define success in the narrow terms of education, career and money, we can still see that lack of self-esteem will take us nowhere. Therefore, it is extremely important to learn to value and esteem ourselves. This is where learning martial arts can make a crucial change to our lives.

Self-Esteem and the Five Steps to Better Living
It is easier to grow up without self-esteem than with it. Through our younger days, there would be many factors that will trample our self-esteem and tell us we are not worthy: poor circumstances, class, race and gender, dysfunctional families, unforgiving educational atmosphere, bullying peers – there is no need to even name these. Few will tell us that we do matter, and that we need to believe in ourselves. However, self-esteem is a stepping stone to better living, at least in five key ways:


  1. In a competitive society like ours, where confidence is academically preferred and where the timid ones are often bullied, it is impossible to climb the academic ladder without self-esteem.
  2. The same stands for career. When more and more of professional success depends on charisma, presentation skills and motivation, self-esteem is what will help us to persevere. 
  3. Self-esteem is the key to building a healthy relationship and family. Those without self-esteem often end up in abusive or exhausting relationships which they endure all their lives.
  4. Self-esteem is what builds our social life as well. It is impossible to create a healthy and helpful social circle without believing in oneself.
  5. Our personal self-actualization also hinges on self-esteem. Self-esteem helps us to know ourselves and value ourselves, which is extremely important for emotional and mental balance.


Building Self-Esteem through Martial Arts
Martial arts experts at Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) have explored the impact of martial art on self-esteem and have come up with intriguing results. In their everyday classrooms, they witnessed martial arts helping to build self-esteem in the following ways:


  •  It makes learners aware of the intrinsic value of human life – both one’s own and those of others. This helps them to believe in themselves and respect others.
  • It helps the learners to discover the confident and courageous self that remains dormant in them.
  • It helps the learners – especially kids and teenagers – to identify and pursue the field in which their strength and talent lies. This becomes a source of self-esteem for many.
  • It boosts the self-esteem and confidence of learners through teaching them self-defense.

There is clear signs that martial arts inculcate self-esteem: it is proven scientifically that martial art learners find it easier to stand up to bullying, cyber-bullying and peer-pressure. They resist assault attempts and domestic violence and learn to defend themselves physically and mentally. They learn to voice their needs and desires, be assertive and refuse to be pushed over. 

Martial arts is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to awaken the real you through learning to value yourself. Don’t lose the chance!

BY:

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Preventing Domestic Violence: The Martial Art Method


Preventing Domestic Violence: The Martial Art Method

BY:

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com

For popular culture, the typical victim of domestic violence is always a woman or a teen girl, most commonly someone who belongs to the lower economic strata of the society. However, the year that has gone by gives us some concrete data which shows that such stereotypical views on domestic violence might not always hold.  Domestic violence is so rampant an issue that the number of its victims has crossed the 12 million mark this year, and this number includes both men and women from all strata of the society. This means that one out of every four women and every seven men you meet out there might be hiding the wounds of domestic violence.


The Dilemma of a Society: The Ugly Facts of Domestic Violence

Following are some of the facts which will help us to see domestic violence for what it is, and resist even its subtler forms when we encounter it in our personal circles.

  • Though the term domestic violence points to the home, any form of physical, psychological and sexual violence that happens in the private sphere – within households, from intimate partners or from family members – broadly comes under it.
  • Among its many forms are verbal abuse, threats, insult and humiliation, stalking, cyber revenge, physical violence, psychological assault, sexual coercion, rape and homicide.
  • Domestic violence can result in severe conditions even leading to death, and psychological consequences such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or suicidal tendency.
  • It impacts not just the victims, but anyone involved in it, including the partner/family member who is perpetuating violence, as well as the ones who witness it, especially the kids.


As its rampancy and impact indicates, we need a safe and effective technique that helps the potential victims to resist domestic violence, and dissuade the potential perpetrators from committing acts of domestic violence. The answer to this lies in martial arts.


The Martial Art Method to Prevent Domestic Violence

Martial arts, if taught in a professional manner, can effectively help in the eradication of domestic violence. The method of martial arts as it is practiced in Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) is a good instance of how this can be accomplished. As conceptualized at Bruce McCorry’s, martial art lessons, with their physical, mental and emotional benefits, help to beat domestic violence in the following ways:

  • It helps the victims to resist domestic violence by building their physical strength, by imparting self-defense techniques and by making them confident.
  • It helps the victims to be alert to what happens to them and around them, thus helping them to recognize domestic violence for what it is and stand up against it.
  • It helps those with a tendency toward violence to re-channelize their negative energy and process negative emotions like frustration, anger, despair and hatred.
  • It helps those involved in domestic violence in some or other way to overcome trauma, fear and negative consequences by reducing stress and by building emotional strength.
  • As martial art teaches to respect others, to value life, and to nurture a positive attitude, it helps in reducing the chances of domestic violence and in strengthening human bonds.


Saying no to domestic violence is not a 
choice, but a necessity. 
Let martial arts help you in it.

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com


Saturday, January 13, 2018

A Success Story of Four Decades: Bruce McCorry's Academy at 40


A Success Story of Four Decades: Bruce McCorry's Academy at 40




Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com


2018 marks a glorious moment in the history of martial arts in Massachusetts. This year, Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts (Peabody) celebrates its 40th anniversary and has secured its place among the topmost martial art schools of Massachusetts.

From a Nascent Dream to the Height of Success: Four Decades of Bruce McCorry’s
Forty years back, when Bruce McCorry, a young martial art enthusiast and teacher thought of giving shape to his dreams and passion in the form of a small martial art school, he never thought that he was laying the foundation stones of a legacy that was here to stay. Being one of the earliest and pioneering martial art schools in Peabody, Massachusetts, Bruce McCorry’s Academy has evolved into one of those rare martial art ventures that stood the test of time and made it into the 21st century.

What Bruce McCorry’s has to tell is a saga of success that arises from keeping the centuries of martial art traditions alive, keeping pace with the cutting edge research going on in the field of martial arts, and placing the interests of the learner above everything else. Within these four decades, the academy evolved different martial art courses spread across many age-segments, built a core group of experienced instructors, and contributed greatly to the field of martial arts education in the US.

The Present: Bruce McCorry’s Programs and Courses
At present, led by the internationally acclaimed martial art veteran Bruce McCorry, the academy has grown into a hub of martial art activities. It offers programs for
  •  Little Ninjas – the one of a kind preschooler program that follows a nuanced syllabus aimed at improving the growth, motor skills, neurological development, social skills and language ability of kids between 3 and 6 years
  •  Juniors – Children between 7 and 12 years can take part in the Juniors’ program. Depending on the school schedule, there are even special courses including the Afterschool Martial Art Program (AMP) and the Summer Program which offer recognized martial art curriculum for the young ones.
  • Teens/Adults – Those above 13 years – teenagers, women and men – can join the regular martial art programs. Bruce McCorry’s Academy offers a wide range of choices that includes Taekwondo, Cardio Kickboxing, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Mixed Martial Arts and Xtreme Martial Arts. Seniors too can join the martial art courses at Bruce McCorry’s.
  • Special Needs: Those above the age of 3 with a diagnosed physical or mental condition can use this program to improve the quality of their life and as an aid to the main treatment that they undergo.


All the programs are supervised by a team of martial art instructors with years of expertise, specializing in particular martial arts. The academy has a vibrant student community and a campus with many enabled facilities for students. The specially structured syllabi and the customized supervision of instructors help to turn the martial arts experience at the academy into a personally meaningful one. At this moment of celebration, 

Bruce McCorry’s Academy welcomes you to join your name to the spirit of martial arts that has been alive here for forty years and will remain so for the years to come.

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com

Friday, January 12, 2018

Martial Art Programs for Everyone: Bruce McCorry's Academy

Martial Art Programs for Everyone: Bruce McCorry's Academy
                               

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com


Martial arts belong to those few arts of living that can be enjoyed as an individual as well as a collective experience. It needs to be experienced as an individual art because each person's needs for learning martial art differs, and therefore he/she must be able to learn martial arts in the most customized way possible, with special attention to those personal needs. At the same time, it needs to be experienced as a collective art where people of different ages, genders and capabilities can come together and take part because it is an art which fosters companionship, community values and team spirit. You will find a martial art school that respects both these values only at the Bruce McCorry's Academy, Peabody, Massachusetts.

A Spectrum with a Place for All: Bruce McCorry's Programs for Different Ages and Groups

The wide range of courses and programs offered at Bruce McCorry's Academy is like a spectrum where each individual learner can get a uniquely personalized experience, but at the same time they together constitute a vibrant community of learners. The academy offers the following programs in martial arts:
  • Little Ninjas – Kids of the preschool age, between 3 and 6 years, can join the Little Ninjas martial art program which will ensure the holistic development of their body, mind and behavioral skills at a most crucial age. 
  • Juniors – Children of a school-going age between 7 and 12 years can join the Juniors program. They have the opportunity to be part of two specially structured courses – the Afterschool Martial Art Program (AMP) which uses a nationally recognized syllabus of martial arts-based activities, and the Summer Program which helps the kids to remain fit and healthy even during holidays. 
  • Teens/Adults – Teenagers and adults have a broad choice of programs. The list covers professional courses in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Taekwondo, Mixed Martial Arts and Xtreme Martial Arts. The need of the day has led the academy to open special wings for health-oriented martial arts like Cardio Kickboxing. The emphasis of the Bruce McCorry's Program on health and self-defense is of great importance to seniors as well who can learn easy and light martial arts to find solutions to their age-related concerns. 
  • Special Needs: Kids and adults who are diagnosed as differently abled, whether physically or mentally, can join the special needs program. The program offers assistance to the treatment of common conditions like autism, ADHD and Down Syndrome through professionally designed martial art lessons.

Apart from these broad list of martial art-based courses and programs, Bruce McCorry's Academy has specially designed features to suit the most relevant needs of the day. The consultancy programs in energy healing and mind healing can be coupled with martial arts to learn a way of living mindfully with a positive attitude. Another unique option is the possibility of joining the programs as a family so that you can share the martial art experience among your near and dear ones.
Together, the martial art programs at Bruce McCorry's Academy help you to live your life better as an individual and cherish the moments you spend among people – whether it be your peers, friends or your family. Experience martial arts at its best with Bruce McCorry's Academy!

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Martial Arts to Help With Your New Year Resolutions

Stay True to Your Goals: Martial Arts to Help With Your New Year Resolutions


 Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com



Now that we have stepped into 2018, there might be very few of us who haven’t pledged ourselves to one New Year Resolution in the least. We tend to fill our New Year resolutions with our most important concerns. According to the USA Today, the two New Year resolutions which were in a tie to the position of the top resolution 2018 were:- to be a better person and to lose weight. The struggle, however, is not to make New Year resolutions, but to make them stay alive through the year. Before it gets too late, you must know these simple martial art methods that will help you to stay true to your New Year goals.

Martial Arts to Help With New Year Resolutions
Martial arts are among those few arts of life that can influence a person in physical, mental and spiritual ways. Therefore, martial arts can help you with almost all of your New Year goals. Here are some of the most common New Year resolutions and the martial arts way of achieving them:
  •  Weight Loss: This is the most common resolution and martial arts has an expert way of helping you to lose weight. The regular practice sessions involved in a scientifically structured martial art program will burn away calories at a quicker rate than what you accumulate through food intake. This will help you to lose weight and earn a fit body.
  • Live Stress-Free: This is another common New Year resolution that martial art helps with. The doctrines that are part of a martial arts course gradually improve your mental calm by reducing stress and helping you to live mindful.
  • Be Healthy: Switching to a healthy lifestyle is among top New Year resolutions. Martial arts will help you stick to this resolution by checking common lifestyle diseases like diabetes, cholesterol and hyper/hypotension at bay. It also will help you to maintain cardiac health and strengthen immunity.
  • Spend Time With Family: With the right martial art guidance, you will learn how to balance work, family and relations, thus learning to spend quality time with your loved ones – family and friends – without compromising your career.
  • Be Better Persons: Martial arts can teach how to cultivate a positive attitude to life. This is the ultimate benefit of martial arts – it teaches you to be a better self and to be a better companion for those around you.


Kick-Start Your New Year with the Bruce McCorry’s Programs
Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) offers professionally qualified and scientifically structured martial art courses in more than ten programs, spread across schemes intended for preschoolers, school-going children, teens, adults and seniors. Anyone can join the programs irrespective of their age and gender, and experience the unique chance to train in martial arts under veteran instructors with years of experience. The programs offer you the chance to join them individually or with your family and friends, thus giving you the chance to share your most precious martial art experience with your loved ones as well. With martial art at your side, it is time to embrace a New You this New Year!

 Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 535-7878
Email: info@brucemccorrys.com