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Survival Knife Essentials

By Century Martial Arts
6/15/2018 7:35:00 AM
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If you’ve spent much time in the great outdoors, then you know the value of utility. You can’t afford to lug around everything and the kitchen sink; preparation requires careful planning, and what you carry needs to be practical.

Read more Survival and tactical knives have many purposes.

You Can’t Say “A Tactical Martial Art” Without “Attack”

By Century Martial Arts
6/11/2018 6:30:00 AM
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Online, you can find any number of active debates as to which martial art is the best for self-defense. As long as more than one art exists, it’s unlikely a consensus will be reached. However, if you ask us “Which art should you learn for self-defense?” the answer is just “Yes.”

Read more Disarming an attacker is a key component many self-defense arts, like krav maga, teach.

Should I Do Cardio or Weights First?

By Century Martial Arts
6/8/2018 3:52:00 AM
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Read more Lifting weights and cardio are both great exercises -- but which should you do first?

9 Reasons Why Your Students Need to be Sparring

By Century Martial Arts
5/21/2018 8:10:00 AM
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"Should I let my students spar?”

It’s a common question among martial arts school owners. Some balk at the idea. After all, sparring is – and is supposed to be – as close to a real fight as students get, without actually getting into one.  Instructors worry that students will have one bad experience in sparring and quit, or will simply be too intimidated at the idea of sparring to participate.

Read more Students in karate gloves fist bump as they prepare to spar.

9 Reasons to Work Out (That Have Nothing to do with Weight)

By Century Martial Arts
5/11/2018 4:40:00 PM
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It’s common knowledge that working out and having good cardio fitness can be beneficial to your health. However, too often people see “health” and “weight loss” as interchangeable concepts – and confusing the two can be catastrophic.

Read more Flexibility is one benefit of routine exercise!

7 Lessons Kids Learn from Martial Arts

By Century Martial Arts
5/11/2018 8:16:00 AM
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In film and TV, martial arts are too often depicted as gory, violent, and inherently aggressive – something that is simply not true. Unfortunately, this perceived image leads some parents to shy away from enrolling their children in martial arts. Although martial arts do contain a physical component, they also emphasize values more than many other sports and activities.

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7 Essential Pieces of Karate Sparring Gear

By Century Martial Arts
5/11/2018 8:11:00 AM
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Read more Karate sparring gear is important for fun and effective training!

Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee passes away

By Century Martial Arts
4/30/2018 5:40:18 PM
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Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, affectionately known as the Father of American Taekwondo, passed away today, April 30, 2018. He was 86 years old. His death leaves a void in the world of martial arts, and the world at large, that will be hard to fill. However, his legacy lives on through the thousands of students he trained and inspired.

Read more Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee

The Bo: From Covert Weapon to Sport Staple

By Century Martial Arts
4/20/2018 4:03:00 PM
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The weapon called the bo, or bo staff*, has appeared in pop culture for decades, from the ancient Chinese epic Journey to the West and Robin Hood**, to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Pacific Rim. It’s still a favorite in martial arts dojos today, and new forms are still being developed for it. The bo has a long and storied history that dates back to some of the earliest days of recorded history.

 

Read more A cool man does a karate kick with a bo staff.

The Food Side of Fitness

By Century Martial Arts
4/13/2018 10:00:00 AM
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Regular physical activity is essential for getting stronger, staying healthy, and living longer. Most doctors recommend getting at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day. While this is sound advice, you may not experience all the benefits if your exercise nutrition is poor. It’s important to understand how nutrition, both good and bad, plays a role in the effectiveness of your workouts. Your health and wellness and fitness nutrition have a cause and effect relationship.

 

Read more Mmmm background broccoli.

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