Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Better Lives for Children with Autism: How Martial Arts Can Help

Better Lives for Children with Autism: How Martial Arts Can Help



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

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

There was one time when autism was not a widely discussed topic in parenting circles. Fortunately for millions of children out there, this situation has changed with increased awareness regarding the condition. Today’s parents know about and discuss autism. With the right kind of diagnosis, help and training, many kids in the autistic spectrum are able to live better lives today. April being the National Autism Awareness Month, it is important to bring the nation’s attention to the cutting edge research going on in different fields that can help autistic kids. This article familiarises how martial arts are proven to be one of the most helpful activities for autistic children. Coupled with proper diagnosis and professional help, martial art can aid children in the autistic spectrum to lead better lives.

The 21st Century Solution: Martial Arts for Children with Autism
We are in 2018, and our knowledge of the physiological, neurological and psychological facets of autism has improved a lot, which means that now it is possible to think of new and unconventional help strategies for autism. Martial art is one among these.


  • Many children within the autistic spectrum repeat behavioural loops, develop physical symptoms, and most commonly, remain socially inept. A landmark study in the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse proved that martial art learners with autism showed remarkable improvement in physical and social skills compared to those who do not train in martial arts.
  • In 2016, F. Bahrami of Isfahan University elucidated through research that communication and social abilities in autistic kids can be improved through the teaching of Karate.
  • In 2016, Y. Kim et al, who pursued research on Taekwondo, came to the conclusion that physical balance and coordination improve in autistic kids who are Taekwondo learners.
  • Paul Zehr, writing in 2017, noted that repetitive behaviour, which is a commonly shared trait among kids who fall at different spots in the autistic spectrum, can be cured through structured martial arts lessons.
  • More than one study has noted how kids with ADHD can be helped through martial arts. Kids with ADHD remain hyperactive and find it difficult to focus their attention on the task at hand. Training in martial arts is shown to improve focus and help hyperactivity in them.
  • Visualizing is one martial arts strategy that helps autistic kids. Autistic children who have difficulty in organizing and executing the whole picture of an idea can get help with the visualizing techniques used in many martial arts.


Bruce McCorry’s Academy: Quality Martial Arts For those with Special Needs

Children in the autistic spectrum need not just a martial art school, but a caring martial art school where they will get individual attention and the right martial art solution for their specific problem. This is why Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) becomes different when it comes to kids with autism. Academy has a special needs program uniquely designed to help children with conditions similar to autism, and hundreds of children have benefitted from the program over years. At Bruce McCorry’s, we teach martial arts with the realization that it is surely not the once-and-for-all cure for autism. Nevertheless, we move forward with the belief that every child is entitled to an equal and normal life, and martial arts is one way of helping autistic kids to claim their share of quality life. 

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

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









Thursday, April 5, 2018

Massachusetts’s Best Martial Art School

What You Get When You Join 
Bruce McCorry’s Academy: 
Massachusetts’s Best Martial Art School

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

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

Have you ever dreamed of relaxing, saying no to stress and feeling confident in life? Have you ever wished to shed those extra pounds? Have you ever hoped to live a life free from lifestyle diseases? If you have, perhaps it is time you gave martial arts a chance. In a professional martial arts school, under caring and experienced instructors, martial arts can be a fun and rewarding experience for your mind, body and life. That is why you need to check out Bruce McCorry’s Academy, the school which offers the best martial art experience that you can probably get.

The Best Comes from the Past: Martial Arts with a Legacy of Four Decades
Established in 1978 at Peabody, Bruce McCorry’s Academy is one of the oldest and most prestigious martial art schools in Massachusetts. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Bruce McCorry’s Academy has over the years developed a unique method of combining traditional wisdom in martial arts with cutting edge research in biology, medicine and psychology. Each course offered at the academy is therefore a blend of the past and the present, aimed to meet your needs. Taught by instructors with decades of experience, and led by Master Bruce McCorry, an internationally reputed name in modern martial arts, what you get from the academy are not just lessons, but experiences to cherish a lifetime.

What You Get When You Join Bruce McCorry’s Academy: Martial Art at its Best
Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts offers professional martial art lessons that are comprehensive and customizable, for learners of all ages. The following are some of the key benefits that you get when you choose Bruce McCorry’s Academy over others:


  • Academy offers a broad set of courses to choose from, including moderate ones like Tai Chi, Taekwondo, Kung Fu and Kickboxing to intense ones like MMA and XMA.
  • Bruce McCorry’s Academy has programs that easily adapt to the age and capability of the learner. For preschoolers, we have the fun, activity-oriented, Little Ninja’s Program. For kids up to twelve years, we have the extremely rewarding Juniors’ programs, the convenient After School and Summer courses. The teen/adult courses for teens, adults and seniors, include a wide, customizable range of martial arts to select. The Special Needs program caters to kids who are differently abled.
  • We offer courses specially designed to achieve the personal needs of the learners. Thus, at Bruce McCorry’s you will find instructors guiding you on the right martial art way to battle lifestyle diseases, achieve your weight-loss goal, kick fatigue and stress, develop confidence and self-esteem or learn self-defense. We even couple martial arts with energy healing and other techniques to achieve specific health needs.
  • For your children, the martial art lessons at Bruce McCorry’s mean improved grades, increased social skills, greater confidence and better performance in arts and sports – all taught under expert supervision with safety ensured.
  • Lessons at the academy comes with the opportunity to meet like-minded people at a vibrant campus. You can even join with your family and friends, and the campus will provide the perfect space to spend quality time with loved ones and share the experience of martial arts.


Martial arts, once learnt, will stay with you for life. Nowhere else will you get so much from martial arts at an affordable rate, with many benefits, free trial included. 
Come to Bruce McCorry’s for change.

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

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




Tuesday, April 3, 2018

For Your Child’s Future: Summer Martial Arts Workshops at Bruce McCorry’s Academy

For Your Child’s Future: Summer Martial Arts 
Workshops at Bruce McCorry’s Academy



Admissions are open!
Call to reserve your space
Phone: (978) 535-7878


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

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


There’s no season to learn martial arts; however, if there’s an ideal season for your child to give a try at it, it’s nothing but summer! Summer is officially the perfect time for kids’ martial art. On one hand, it is the most convenient season - the only time when your kid might get a long break from schoolwork and studies. On the other hand, martial arts is the most beneficial gift that you can give your child in summer – after all, why would you want your kid to waste away their precious break in front of the television or the internet, when they can easily learn so much and have great fun at a martial art program? If you are looking for a perfect summer program for your child, Bruce McCorry’s Academy (Peabody, MA) is the one and only place you need to check out.

Bruce McCorry’s Summer Workshops: Change Your Child’s Future Forever
Unlike other summer programs, Bruce McCorry’s Academy’s Martial Arts Summer Workshops for children is an all-rounder character and personality development program. Most children who attend the Workshops speak of it as a life-changing experience, often in testimony to the many brilliant advantages that they get at the Workshops which no other summer course can match:


  • The Summer Workshops introduces kids to the world of martial arts in the easiest and the most fun way possible. Through the Workshops, they find themselves mastering those martial arts which will help them to build their health and energy and stay fit and flexible.
  • The Summer Workshops is nothing short of a comprehensive character and personality development course. Though martial art remains the highlight, the program fuses together fun activities, field trips, arts and crafts, reading sessions, games, storytelling and much more. The plethora of activities at the academy is a great way to develop social skills, to improve memory and focus, to learn cooperation and teamwork, and to develop self-esteem.
  • Summer is the time for children to take a break from studies, clear their minds, and get ready afresh to tackle a new school year. The Summer Workshops helps this process by teaching children to declutter, avoid stress, build confidence and learn patience, punctuality and discipline. 
  • The Bruce McCorry’s Summer Workshops is the perfect way to initiate your child into useful self-defense methods that will come handy throughout their lives. Learning self-defense is not just about physically defending oneself, but also about mastering the courage to withstand a good deal of problems – from bullying and peer-pressure to abuse and violence.
  • The Summer Workshops can boost so many other skills that are dormant in your child. Studies show how kids, once they learn martial arts, often discover their real talent. Martial arts is proven to boost athletic and sport skills, to enhance creativity and academic talent, and to help kids to be confident performers and defenders. 


With forty years of experience in martial arts, Bruce McCorry’s academy is the most professional and trusted institution providing martial art lessons in Massachusetts. 

What the summer program for children offers is essentially a vibrant hub of activities and learning, where your child will learn through martial arts the many tactics to succeed in life. It might be the one crucial step that will rewrite your child’s future – let your child be a part of the summer Workshops today.

Admissions are open!
Call to reserve your space
Phone: (978) 535-7878