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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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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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5 Fitness Tips for Beginners

Whether you’re embarking on your first journey from the couch to the gym or you're making your triumphant return to the treadmills, you've already completed one of the most important steps: deciding to incorporate physical fitness into your daily routine. Regular exercise has a host of health benefits for your body and mind. Here are five tips to embracing fitness for beginners.
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How to Implement Self-Care Practices for a Better Workout

Self-care practices encompass a wide variety of applications. For many, self-care is associated with face masks and journaling. Don’t get us wrong, these things can definitely be part of your self-care regimen. However, self-care is about tending to your emotional, mental, and physical health. Exercise is a crucial time to implement self-care practices in order to get the most out of your workout.
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Eight Things I Learned from Attending My First Seminar

 
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5 Reasons You Should Be Competing!

  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:  
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The Bare Bones Facts of Bone Health – And Why It’s So Important!

  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.  
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How to Not Go Totally Insane When an Injury Forces You to Take Time Off Training

  A few weeks ago, I was heading out to hang out with some friends after an afternoon of training. As I was getting ready, I became aware of a growing pain in my lower right leg, starting at the ankle and moving up the shin. It just felt like a bruise, so I ignored it – until I went to put on jeans, and noticed a swelling the size of half a grapefruit (or a large orange; I’m not a fruit expert) ballooning from the limb.
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The Best Ways for Seniors to Savor Their Lives - And Get Healthier!

  Do you feel like, as you’ve grown older, you’re losing some of the best of your youthful attributes? I don’t just mean lush hair or tight skin – I mean the important ones, like a sharp mind and relatively pain-free movement. Since aging is inevitable, you may feel like you have no say in the matter. But you have far more control than you think!    
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Happy New Year 2019! - Letter from the Editor

  Hello everybody! Happy New Year’s! I hope everyone had a wonderful time the other night, and that you’ve all recovered from any…excessive celebrations by now (hey, sleep deprivation is no joke!). I hope you stayed safe and, if you live anywhere even as cold as Oklahoma, which is hardly devastating in terms of winter conditions but still, I hope you stayed warm.
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