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The Inspiring History of Capoeira

This unconventional martial art is a combination of fighting techniques blended with acrobatic dance. The result is an art with complex movements that are as deadly as they are beautiful. Learning to perform capoeira can take some time. Those who practice this centuries-old martial art must master the art of constantly moving in a flowing style instead of the more common fixed positions found in many other styles of martial arts.
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Century Product Review: The Blastmaster Shield

This Century Product Review blog was requested by Mike Plachy, who wanted to learn more about Century’s Blast Master Shield. This shield is one of our most unique items, but, sad to say, I’ve never used it in training, let alone come up with drills and exercises for it – so I reached out to someone who has!
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How Martial Arts Teaches Children Self-Discipline

There are numerous benefits of martial arts for kids, including improved physical health and a boost in self-confidence. Martial arts can also teach children self-defense skills that can help them ward off bullies and protect themselves from violent attacks. More importantly than fighting off others, however, martial arts teaches kids how to become masters of themselves: how to control thoughts, emotions, actions and responses.
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Personal Protection: Choosing The Right Martial Arts Defense Training Against Sexual Assault

By Guest Blogger: William Tresten   It’s easy to find sobering statistics about the rate of sexual assault on women. Although men and boys can also be sexually assaulted, an overwhelming majority of victims are female. So it is no surprise that more women and parents of girls are looking into self-defense training in the form of martial arts.
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Bob-O-Ween 2019!

Every year, Century Martial Arts holds a BOB-o-Ween Halloween contest. Employees decorate a BOB (or BOBs), and compete to see which department can come up with the best idea! The competition gets pretty intense. 
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The Importance of Stance

By Guest Blogger: Alvin Myers   Movement, balance, and range are crucial parts of sparring and training in martial arts. These things are all tied into stance. Without the correct stance, you cannot move correctly, position yourself for strikes, or use your range most effectively.
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Meet the Members of the Gameness Pro Team!

Gameness BJJ is known for its high-quality gis and training equipment. The members of the Gameness Pro Team, the elite athletes the brand sponsors, are also well-known individually as competitors. Besides being chosen for their skill, Gameness Pro Team members must also meet standards of sportsmanship and conduct.
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Starting a Martial Arts Program for Individuals with Down Syndrome

By Dwight Trower
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The Benefits of Martial Arts Training for Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome

By Dwight Trower Originally published on the MAIA blog.     In my many years as a martial artist and school owner, I have had the fortune of being able to instruct many students with Down Syndrome, as well as others on the autism spectrum and with various mental and physical disabilities. Given the inclusive nature of martial arts (no one sits on the bench!) I know that many of my fellow school owners have also had this experience. However, in 2010, thanks to Deidre Pujols and the Pujols Family Foundation, I was given the opportunity to do even more.
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Bokator: The Martial Art Fighting its Way Back from the Dead

As mixed martial arts enjoy increasing popularity throughout the world, there is one martial art that is struggling to become known. Bokator is an ancient martial art from Cambodia that was all but extinguished during the reign of the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979.
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