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Preventing Dropouts before They Happen: Part 2

By Guest Blogger: Deb Cupples
2/9/2018 12:00:00 PM
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In my last blog post, I showed how you how to prevent young children from dropping out of your martial arts school. This post is Part 2 of my three-part Preventing Dropouts before They Happen series. In it, we’ll dive into preventing pre-teen and young teen dropouts.

Read more Connect with your teen and pre-teen students.

How Much Do You Really Know about Karate Weapons? 

By Century Martial Arts
2/8/2018 4:00:00 PM
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Many martial arts dojos offer weapon-based training. In sport karate especially, weapons forms is a popular category to enter in tournaments. Competitors are eager to show off their skills, and bright, flashy weapons help capture the audience’s attention.

However, the opposite used to be true! Weapons training was carried out in secrecy, never in the open, and the weapons themselves looked nothing like they do today.

Read more Like kama!

Do You Know the World's Oldest Martial Art?

By Century Martial Arts
2/2/2018 1:00:00 PM
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It’s no secret that the martial arts are nothing new. Of course, there are a few like Brazilian jiu-jitsu and krav maga, whose existence is completely confined to the modern age, but the general practice of recording a structured style, and passing the techniques down from masters to novices across generations, goes back centuries – and longer.

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Boxing and Kickboxing Are Gaining Traction as a Fitness Trend!

By Century Martial Arts
1/30/2018 5:05:11 PM
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Boxing and kickboxing workouts are #1 on Pete McCall’s “8 Fitness Trends for 2018” list, shared recently by ACE. Ample evidence supports McCall’s prediction, and explains why the trend will continue for a long time. Boxing and kickboxing workouts provide inherent benefits that fulfill deeper human needs, which other forms of exercise simply do not. The resurgence of demand for these classes is sweeping into 2018, driven by a rising wave of factors, and doesn’t show signs of slowing.

Read more A fun, exciting workout!

5 Martial Arts You Probably Didn't Know Existed

By Century Martial Arts
1/25/2018 4:00:00 PM
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Ask anyone off the street what martial arts they know of, and you’ll probably hear a standard chorus of answers. Some, like kung fu and karate, are well-known thanks to popularization in movies and TV. Others, like Brazilian jiu-jitsu and muay thai, gained popularity thanks to the UFC.

Some martial arts, however, haven’t made it into mainstream media or use techniques too ~questionable~ to be viable in sanctioned MMA.

Read more Okay, so this pic is MMA. You've heard of that one.

Preventing Dropouts before They Happen: Part 1

By Guest Blogger: Deb Cupples
1/19/2018 12:00:00 PM
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Here are some unfortunate statistics: less than 2/3 of all students who study at college will graduate with a degree. Between 40 and 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. And, on a personal note, many of the students who come into our dojos for lessons, seemingly bright-eyed and eager to learn, will one day stop showing up.

Read more Kids don't always want to go train.

Everybody Was Kung Fu Fact-ing!

By Century Martial Arts
1/8/2018 4:45:00 PM
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Unless you’ve been living in the middle of nowhere, shunning all human contact and avoiding media for the last several decades, you’ve heard of kung fu. Chances are you’ve seen it portrayed in movies or on TV (like David Carradine’s Kung Fu series or the Kung Fu Panda cartoon franchise, depending on what generation you’re from). But how much do you really know about this ancient art?

Read more Eric Lee, a kung fu Master.

12 Days of Fitness Holiday Challenge!

By Century Martial Arts
12/22/2017 2:00:00 PM
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Twas the week before Christmas, and with ice on the roads,

There was no way to jog, and the gyms were all closed.

The amount of consumption of sweet snacks and pies

Had left everyone longing for some good exercise!

 

Read more Crunch away!

Which Bags are Best for My Program?

By Century Martial Arts
12/22/2017 1:00:00 PM
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The type of bag you need depends on what kind of fitness program you intend on offering. Some will work for multiple programs; others are best when used with one specific program.

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The Secret to Unlocking a Great Cardio Class

By Century Martial Arts
12/22/2017 1:00:00 PM
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Back in 2016, POPSUGAR Fitness ranked cardio boxing as one of the top fitness trends to watch for in 2017. Their instincts were spot-on: just recently, NBC gave boxing not just a high spot, but the number one spot, on its list of popular workouts

Read more Create a more fun, more challenging class with bags!

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