April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. This disease affects between seven to 10 million people worldwide, including an estimated one million Americans. Each year, approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed.
Everyone is familiar with Nigel the Ninja! Nigel has appeared in schools, homes and dojos for the last year, making youth martial arts even more fun than they already are! Well, the Centurion is proud to announce the next stage in the development of Nigel...
One of the all-time-most-popular posts on The Centurion is this one: 4 Tips for Finding your Perfect BJJ Gi. Although a fine post, I thought it could use a more ~personalized~ update, so I turned to Kyle Young, one of Century’s resident BJJ athletes and competitors, and, at brown belt as of 2019, the highest-ranked in the art at our company.
Weight gain can be extremely frustrating, especially when we feel like there’s no explanation for it. Part of the problem is that weight gain really is much more complicated than we think – it’s not just consuming excess calories and eating fatty foods, but is a complex reaction that oftentimes involves a wide variety of potential causes.
Let’s start of by saying: there is no one right way to train in martial arts, and no one goal that’s right to have. Whether you plan on joining the ranks of pro MMA fighters, or just want to roll two days a week as a stress-buster, your training journey is important. That said, competing in your martial art of choice (at any level – it doesn’t even have to be professional!) can produce some great benefits:
When it comes to fitness, we all know what’s good for us and what’s not. That early morning yoga class? Pretty good. Going right to the couch after work and curling up with a bag of chips? Not so good. Research on the topic is abundant as well. It’s irrefutable that weight, level of physical activity, and dietary choices have an impact on our overall health. So with all this knowledge out there, why do so many of us still struggle to actually do anything to change our fitness?
“Exercise, diet and sleep,” Eric the Trainer says. “This is the science of transformation.” The creator of the Sleek Ninja fitness program speaks from experience – before this celebrity trainer created his program or took on a single star client, his was the first body he transformed. Eric Fleishman was a self-described “weakling.” He began training in martial arts and fitness as a young teen, and discovered his calling.
Guess what time it is? It’s MARTIAL ARTS SUPERSHOW TIME! Well, okay, technically the Show is in June, but it’s never too early to start thinking about it, and it’s definitely not too early to start planning, especially if you’ve never been before. So for all you SuperShow newbies, or those of you still thinking about going, this one’s for you!
Your bones are one of the most important parts of your body. They not only provide the support your body needs to hold muscles in place and move freely, but also supply calcium to the body's cells, holds the bone marrow that helps make your blood and bone cells, and protect your organs. Without healthy bones, your body and life would be much different. This is (part of!) the reason why eating right and exercising are so important.