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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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Fighting Childhood Obesity with Martial Arts

Did you know that over 30% of children and adolescents in the US are overweight or obese? Fewer than a quarter of children get the recommended amount of physical activity a day: 60 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise. A child who is regularly physically active will be more likely to carry that habits into adulthood. On the flip side, a sedentary child will likely grow into a sedentary adult.
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The Journey of Dan Kersten

It’s not uncommon for a person to get their start in martial arts because a parent pushed for them to take classes. In that way, Dan Kersten shares the beginning of his martial arts story with many others: he joined taekwondo in part because of his father. However, Kersten’s story diverges there.
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The Rituals of Muay Thai

You’re probably already familiar with the brutality and beauty of muay thai. This ancient art of warriors and kings is heavily favored in modern MMA, and. However, muay thai tradition has a long history of rituals, superstitions and unique cultural views that are less common. Here is a brief history of the origin of muay thai and some of its more common rituals and meanings.
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