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The Centurion

5 Tips to run a Successful Women’s Self-Defense Seminar

One of the most obvious universal benefits of learning martial arts is self-defense. Many martial arts instructors, whether they teach traditional styles or focus on modern arts, will offer self-defense seminars or classes specifically for women and girls. In principle, this is a great thing and instructors mean well. However, there is a right and wrong way to hold these seminars. Remember, the material you teach can potentially save a life – you need to make sure you are delivering it as effectively as possible.
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Facebusters, Foot Fights, and Foils: The Overlooked World of European Martial Arts

 
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Martial Arts in the Military

  When you imagine a soldier in combat, what comes to mind? Perhaps you picture military personnel in head-to-toe tactical gear, carrying the most state-of-the-art weapons afforded to them by the government. Maybe you imagine mortars, grenades, tanks and machine guns leading troops to victory.
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The Road to MASS19 Part 3: What to do at the SuperShow

  Hello! We’re back with more advice for the 2019 Martial Arts SuperShow from MAIA Executive Director Frank Silverman! In the last two posts, we’ve covered how to raise funds to get to the Show and what you absolutely have to pack. The next logical step is what to do once you’re at the Show! Take it away, Frank!  
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The Journey of Tori and Cathy Andreozzi

  Tori Lynn Andreozzi earned her black belt in karate at the age of 12.  One of the highlights of her competitive career came when she was only nine years old, at the Quebec Open. She was excited to compete and mingle with other martial artists. When she was the first to present out of 52 in her division, she expected to be forgotten by the judges. It didn’t dim her attitude, though – she was just happy to be there.
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Martial Arts Talk: Jennifer Allman

  I frequently find myself inspired by other martial artists. There are so many amazing individuals out there, who are using their talents to make the world a better place. At a Century video shoot, I had the chance to meet another incredible martial artist who is improving lives in our community in Oklahoma City. Sensei Jennifer Allman is a teacher at Harding Fine Arts Academy in OKC, out of which she runs her Firehawk Martial Arts program. She is using her karate background and teaching abilities to bring martial arts to kids who might not otherwise have had access – and it’s changing the entire school! During a break from shooting, I had the chance to interview Allman.
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Eight Things I Learned from Attending My First Seminar

 
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Happy Memorial Day!

  From all of us at Century Martial Arts and the Martial Arts Industry Association, thank you to the men and women who have served in the armed forces – both those who have died and those who continue to serve!
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Don't Buy the Weapon; Be the Weapon!

  Many times over the years, I’ve heard many a new student’s perspective on self-defense. When it’s not an excuse like “I don’t have time to train” or “I just don’t have the money right now,” I hear the old phrase: “I’ll just grab my gun and shoot them if they try anything.” They’re always surprised then by my next question: “So how often do you train with it?”
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8 Ways Martial Arts Helps Children With Attention Difficulties

  Finding the right sport for your child can be difficult at the best of times, but ADHD in children makes it even more difficult. They may be left out of team sports because of their difficulties with coordination or following directions, and end up bullied or isolated as a result.  
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