Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Bruce McCorry’s Martial Art Fitness Strategies - Peabody, MA


Spring into Fitness with Martial Arts: The Bruce McCorry’s Martial Art Fitness Strategies

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

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





If there is one dream to which no one would say no, that is fitness – the ultimate resolution which most of us hope to make come true at the beginning of every year. Yet, springing into fitness doesn’t seem all that easy in our urban lives with its unavoidable fast food culture, increasing physical comforts, and sedentary jobs which rarely ask us to be physically active. And the solutions? Well, some of them definitely seem to be fake and full of false promises, while others demand a level of dedication and effort that is impossible to spare in our busy lives. To save yourselves from this double-trap, you need the fitness strategies developed by Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts.

Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts – What makes this Fitness Formula Different?
The wide range of martial art programs for adults and children at Bruce McCorry’s Academy can offer you those physical, mental and spiritual benefits that a regular martial art course can offer. However, there are some unique combinations of martial art programs and activities which make Bruce McCorry’s the ultimate destination for all things fitness:

  • At the academy, you will find quite a unique collection of courses, specially catering to your fitness needs. Regular courses like Tai Chi, Taekwondo and Kung Fu are taught with the fitness needs of the learners in mind, with their the possible fitness benefits of these martial arts accented to help the learners.
  • Those programs which cater primarily to fitness and health of the learners are developed into special wings in the academy. A good example is Kickboxing Peabody, the flagship cardio kickboxing program, which helps to build cardiac health and lose weight in amazing speed. 
  • The three-fold division of the courses into branches for preschoolers (3-6 years), juniors (6-12 years) and teens and adults (13+ years) helps to provide age-appropriate fitness techniques for learners. Preschool kids and children are introduced to activities which will help them to avoid obesity in their formative years, whereas adults and seniors are introduced into regular fitness strategies that will help to keep them healthy and in shape.
  • Customized care provided by our instructors help the learners to figure out what fitness goals are personally relevant to them, and what strategies can be used to achieve them. Fitness martial art at Bruce McCorry’s is a collective experience that is differently meaningful to each individual who takes it.


Each martial art has aspects which can be stressed upon to tease out the maximum fitness benefits. Some rely on strategies like core strength training that aim at particular muscles in the body. Some focus primarily on physical control, balance and disciplining in order to achieve results. Some can be coupled beautifully with mind training techniques in order to achieve specific goals. 

At Bruce McCorry’s Academy, you will find deftly designed courses and experienced instructors who will help to identify what fitness goals are relevant to you and deliver the exact fitness solution that will make you reach your goal. The many fitness-oriented programs at Bruce McCorry’s academy is the solution to the double-trap of fitness that binds our modern lives: it is at once effective and transforming, but not as burdensome as a regular workout program. 

Don’t wait any more – spring into fitness with 
the Bruce McCorry’s fitness-oriented martial art programs.

Also, don't forget we are also home of Kickboxing Peabody


Friday, March 23, 2018

Say NO to Bullying and Cyberbullying - The Bruce McCorry’s Way - Peabody MA

Say No to Bullying: Resistance through Martial Arts




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

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

In 2016, the National Center for Education reported that 20.8% of children in the US schools are being bullied, which means that one out of every five child is a victim of bullying.  This is a situation that demands attention, even more so when we realize that in each instance of bullying, it is not just the victim who needs professional help, but also the bully. The question that remains, is how we can provide help.

Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Need for a Solution
The disheartening report from the Center for Education came almost one year after US declared itself a federation with anti-bullying legislation implemented in every single state. This shows us that legislation and adult supervision might help to an extend in reducing the instances of bullying - but even today, we have no foolproof way to ensure that a child won’t be bullied at all in the social spaces that he/she interacts in. Even when adults might be able to monitor classrooms and public spaces where kids interact, it is impossible to rule out the discrete and damaging ways in which bullying might be carried on, either in real life or in cyberspaces where it is impossible to intervene or prevent bullying before it has happened.

Is there a solution? What we need is a strong tactic by which the root causes of bullying can be eradicated and kids could be equipped to resist bullying when it happens. What we need is a more personal solution that can positively transform the everyday lives of potential victims and bullies.

Resisting Bullying through Martial Arts: The Bruce McCorry’s Way
For a number of years now, Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts (Peabody, MA) has advocated martial arts as a potentially safe and efficient way to resist bullying. There are several ways in which martial arts can be used to prevent bullying, which Bruce McCorry’s Academy has incorporated into the martial art programs for children:


  • Martial art lessons instill children with self-confidence and self-esteem. One root cause of bullying that gives away potential victims is their diffidence and timidity, which martial arts can remedy. 
  • Often, difference is something kids find difficult to accept in themselves and in others. Core values that are part of martial arts training teach kids to love and accept their own differences, and those of others. This helps to reduce bullying, as vulnerable children find confidence in being able to accept themselves, and potential bullies develop a tolerant attitude to others.
  • Martial arts help potential bullies and victims physically as well. It helps weak kids to learn self-defense strategies, develop stronger physique, and thus defend themselves. On the other hand, it helps potentially violent kids to channelize their extra energy in productive ways.
  • Through martial arts, children learn social skills such as companionship, team work and tolerance. These are important in learning to value the dignity of others, and thus help to prevent bullying.


A good martial art school needs to develop a space for children to get to know each other, respect differences, develop one’s potential and grow socially through companionship. The children’s programs at Bruce McCorry’s aim at providing such a space for children to grow, so that they learn to defend themselves, stand up for those who are weaker, and respect those who are different. 


With martial arts as a solution, it is possible to imagine a future where bullies and bullying exist no more.

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

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

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Protect Your Child from Drugs with Martial Arts - Peabody, MA


Protect Your Child from Drugs with Martial Arts

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

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


For parents, it might be impossible to imagine their children falling prey to drugs and substance abuse, at least in pre-teen years. However, a glance at the reports over the past decade will show how drugs are easily obtainable to children barely 10 or 11 years old. Initiatives like Recovery Village point out how nearly 8% of children have toyed with drugs before they are 13. As parents, you need to be concerned about drug and substance abuse among children.

How to Tell if Your Child is into Drugs: Things to Watch Out For
If you are a parent, or if you are in a position like teaching or counselling and thus responsible for the safety of kids whom you interact with, watch out for the following warning signs:
  • Marked behavioral differences in the way they behave, with apparently no visible issues in school or home that could be a reason.
  • A sharp fall in their grades in spite of no particular cause.
  • Acting withdrawn and uninterested in social activities that they used to enjoy.
  • Avoiding one’s friends all of a sudden, or hanging out with new friends.
  • Developing a sudden, suspicious friends circle composed of people they have no chance of meeting in regular social environments like school.
  • Acting secretive or worried about something, fretting about privacy more than they used to do.
  • Noticeable physical symptoms like sudden weight gain or weight loss, moodiness, anger, unusual quietness/talkative nature or hazy speech.


One, or even many of these signs do not necessarily mean that a child is talking drugs. They could be just growing up, changing tastes or developing their first crush – or it could be a serious cause like being bullied, being tired from stress and work or being abused. Such signs, if they persist, could also point to a possible situation of substance abuse.

Protect Your Child from Drugs: The Martial Art Mantra

Introducing children to martial arts can help them in innumerable ways. Among others, martial arts can save your child from drug abuse and addiction.

  • Often, kids turn to drugs due to peer pressure, in order to boost one’s social image or in order to fit in. Martial arts will teach kids the confidence to discover their priorities, stay true to their values, esteem themselves and steer clear from peer pressure.
  • Sometimes, kids are bullied into taking drugs. Here also martial arts come to help as it is an efficient self-defense that makes children physically and mentally stronger.
  • Stress often pushes children to drugs. Anything from an unhappy home to burdensome schoolwork can be a cause. Martial arts teaches kids to defeat stress and find peace.
  • Martial arts training helps kids to develop the necessary discipline and self-control to direct their energy, preference and priorities to pursuits that should be prioritized.
  • Repetitive and rhythmic training sessions help addicted children to deal with the obsessive compulsion of addiction. It also gives them the will power to stay strong and battle addiction.


If you suspect that a child is taking drugs, or that he/she battles with cause factors that may lead them to drugs, it is time to find a good martial art school. 

At professional schools like Bruce McCorry’s Academy, you can enroll your child for afterschool and summer programs in martial arts, which means that you won’t have to leave them unsupervised any more. Protect your child from drugs with martial arts.

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

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



Friday, March 16, 2018

Summer Martial Arts at Bruce McCorry’s Academy


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Summer Martial Arts at Bruce McCorry’s Academy



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

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


Summer is without doubt the happiest months in a child’s calendar. Why shouldn’t it be, since there is no more school and lessons to worry about? However, it’s quite hard for parents to share the same excitement as children when it comes to summer. That is, of course, until they learn that with the right place to go to, summer can be the most fun yet productive months in a child’s year.

Summer and Productivity: Anxieties and Answers
Duffett et al in 2004 suggested that parents doubt whether summer can be productive at all for children. A brief look at other studies and surveys will show that parents’ anxieties about summer and unproductivity are actually true. It is proven that

  • Losing touch with schoolwork is something that parents should worry about, as kids not just forget their lessons but also fail to hone their learning skills during summer (Downey, 2004)
  • Summer weight gain is a fact in a child’s life – increase in a child’s body mass index is twice the normal figure during summer months (Hippel, 2007)
  •  Despite all the summer reading lists that are made and celebrated, Bright Hub Education notes that summer reading loss is an accumulated one that cannot be remedied even with fall reading.
  •  Summer reports more incidents of violence among kids than other seasons (CDS)

Transforming these months of laziness and leisure into productive times is no easy job, as every parent might know. However, with the choice of summer martial art programs at your fingertips, the goal of a productive summer is not as distant as it may seem.


Making Summer Productive and Fun: Bruce McCorry’s Summer Camp for Martial Arts
Summer is a perfect time to martial arts for a number of reasons. At a dedicated and professional summer martial art program like the children’s summer martial art camp by Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA), your children will gain the following advantages:
  •      Regular practice sessions in will help them to remain fit and toned, without picking up those extra pounds in summer.
  •    Being part of a martial art program will help them to remain healthy and energized throughout summer months, thus getting them ready for the upcoming school year.
  •      A summer martial art program can help your child to keep his/her intellect occupied and brain rejuvenated. Martial arts demand that a child keep using his/her skills of thinking, analysis, alertness and reasoning, thus sharpening their learning techniques in the long run.

  •      Summer martial art at Bruce McCorry’s is a program that your child will simply enjoy. It gives them the chance to spend time among peers and friends in a vibrant, fun atmosphere, all the while learning martial art through fun activities.

  •      For your kid, the martial art program will be an opportunity to grow as well. Martial art is proven to help its learners to be courageous, confident, and committed to values. Martial art learners easily learn to balance their work or study with their home, manage friendships and relationships, be respectful to others and develop core values of their own. Bruce McCorry’s summer martial art could be a first step toward their growth and success as individuals.

Bruce McCorry’s summer program, which couples martial arts with field trips, arts and crafts, story reading sessions and games is nothing short of a personality development program. 

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Adult Martial Arts Programs at Bruce McCorry’s



Adult Martial Arts Like Never Before: Bruce McCorry’s Academy


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

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


Thanks to the busy, restless lives we live 24X7 in the modern world, adulthood is today something that sets on much before it is due by age. Today around us, we see people even in their late teens wondering about losing the happiness, agility and energy of their younger years, weighed down by pressures of college, jobs or relationships. If we know the right way, staying energized and young is no big deal even in late adulthood. And the way is nothing but martial arts.

Adult Martial Arts: The Key to Youth and Energy
Whether you are an at the threshold of adulthood, or on the way to be a senior soon, there are so many things that martial arts can do for you:
  •       Martial arts is an easy and effective way to stay healthy in life. It helps to take control of common health conditions like diabetes, hypertension and thyroid. It provides workout for your cardiac muscles and keeps the neurons of your brain active. Martial arts is a shortcut to ensure that your body and mind remains healthy and young.
  •       Staying fit is as much important as staying healthy. Nothing helps like martial arts to tone your muscles, open the bounds of energy that is within you, and keep your skin glowing and healthy. It’s the perfect workout and the ultimate weight loss secret.

  •       Age weighs not just on your body but also your mind. Therefore staying young is also about staying mentally young. Martial art helps to remain sharp and alert, stress-free and content in adulthood by calming your mind and thoughts.

  •       Emotional balance is something that is we hope to achieve with age. Some of us, however, might surely be benefited from martial arts as it helps to earn courage and confidence, to face challenges and hurdles, and to remain motivated and mature.

  •       One thing that comes with adulthood is the necessity to switch between many roles. Martial art is your easy way to learn the handy skills that will help you to manage work and home, passion and relationships without conflicting with one another. Regular martial art lessons will give you the patience and precision with which you can deal with the demands of adulthood.


Adult Martial Arts Programs at Bruce McCorry’s: Martial Arts Just for You
The broad range of martial art courses offered by Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) is one of the most inclusive martial art programs out there. At the same time, it is the only martial art program that will cater to your personal needs, goals and conditions, thus giving you a customized experience of professional martial arts. Being open to all above the age of 13, the martial art lessons at Bruce McCorry’s is a diverse and vibrant experience where teenagers and adults mix and learn from each other. The amazing range of programs at Bruce McCorry’s include lessons in all prominent martial art varieties such as Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Cardio Kickboxing. 

At Bruce McCorry’s Academy, you can even request a free trial of a professional martial art lesson before you choose to join. Learning martial art has never been such an easy or happy experience. 

Come to Bruce McCorry’s Academy to experience martial arts like never before!

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

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


Friday, March 2, 2018

Human Interaction in the Age of the Gadget: Social Skills and Martial Arts



Human Interaction in the Age of the Gadget: Social Skills and Martial Arts

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

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




“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction,” stated Albert Einstein much before each one of us came to own one gadget or another. The day he feared has finally come. The social price we pay for technology is irreplaceable, and this has affected the generation of our children more than anyone, as they were almost born into technology. 

Asocial Beings: the Impact of Technology on Communicative/Social Skills of Children
Several studies have shown that the constant exposure to gadgets, devices, social media and mediated entertainment impacts the social and communicative skills of children in many ways. 


  •  Within a family, the intrusion of technology actively reduces the quality time that parents and children spend together. On one hand, this lack of interaction results in strained and unhealthy relation between family members. On the other, children never pick up the social skills of interaction and bonding that holds the key to any successful family, thus impairing their ability to bond with people through their life. 
  •  The same can be said for classroom relations as well. Kids who grow up addicted to devices and gadgets find it difficult to make friends in classroom. They hardly find companionship and enjoyment in real interaction, and resort to social media if they can.
  • Some modes of mediated technology like video games are actually shown to cultivate apathy, indifference and lack of compassion in children. Children who grow up indulging in these often tend to view their peers and younger ones with similar apathy.
  • Over-indulgence in technology can impair those communicative skills which are academically important. It is often remarked that tech-savvy kids find difficulty with elaborate writing and speaking activities that need complex expression and social interaction. This can greatly affect academic performance in a classroom.


Finding Voice: Martial Arts to Cultivate Social Skills
Enhanced social and communicative skills are often counted among the benefits of learning martial arts. Years of experience with kids’ martial art lessons at Bruce McCorry’s Martial Art Academy has shown how this actually works out in a regulated martial-art learning environment. Children’s martial art lessons at the academy in the past have yielded the following results:


  •  During the lessons, children who were regularly exposed to peers and seniors started picking up social cues and interacting more, as the social situation demanded this.
  • The inbred values in martial arts such as respect, companionship, trust, and helpfulness were seen to have a positive impact on the social profile of children.
  • Martial art sessions helped young children, who took part in preschoolers’ and children’s martial art programs to pick up language, social decorum and discipline quickly.
  • Kids who took martial arts willingly disengaged from over-indulging in gadgets and media.


Taking part in martial art lessons with your kids and family is a unique and new experience that you get at the academy. Martial art will help the children not just to become more social, vocal and interactive – it will persuade them to stop living glued to technology. Studies worldwide have shown that regular martial arts is a factor that helps children to get over their addictive obsession to gadgets, social media, video games and the internet. 

To see your child switching of that screen and finding his/her voice in the 
world, enroll them for martial arts today!

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

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