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Martial Arts Talk: Mackensi Emory

  Mackensi Emory is a 59-time sport karate world champion and member of Team Paul Mitchell Karate. A student of Kyoshi Dave Kovar at Kovar’s Satori Academy, she also has a strong traditional martial arts background – something that she says is more common in sport karate athletes that people realize. She stopped by Century Martial Arts HQ recently, and The Centurion managed to steal time for a quick interview with Kensi, about her current career, plans for the future and signature series kama line plus a few fun questions as always!  
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Beating the White Belt Blues: A Beginner's Guide to Staying Motivated and Getting Better

  Being a white belt can be hard. You see your higher-ranked teammates trying cool moves you’ve never learned, and you face off during live rounds against those teammates and find yourself in over your head. It’s easy to get frustrated when the moves you practice daily seem harder for you than they do for your teammates. However, having the right attitude can vastly improve your experience on the mats to ensure you get the most out of every class -- and turn yourself into the person the newer students are looking up to as quickly as possible.
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Martial Arts Talk: Perry William Kelly

  Ever wonder, “Will I still be training and competing ten years from now?” If you’re worried about your fifties or sixties putting an end to your martial arts journey – a concern felt especially among those who train in striking-based martial arts – you need to read this interview with Perry William Kelly.
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Why There’s No Such Thing as “Too Old” for Martial Arts

  In one of last week’s blog posts, we discussed some of the common myths surrounding martial arts. However, there was one BIG one we didn’t get to. It deserves special attention because it dissuades an entire demographic, who could potentially reap huge benefits from training, from joining martial arts. This is the myth that there is an age that’s “too old” for martial arts training.  
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Fight the Funk: The Importance of Cleaning Your Martial Arts Gear

  Training in martial arts is one of the best decisions you can make to improve yourself. Not only are martial arts a great way to get in better shape, learn new skills and improve your self-defense abilities, they’re also a ton of fun. Unfortunately, with a great workout comes an inevitable side effect – sweating.
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Do Martial Arts Work in Street Fights? 5 Common Myths Examined

  One of the most common questions about martial arts training is whether the techniques work in real situations such as street fights. The answer isn't simple, and it depends on several factors.
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What Do You Know about Jeet Kune Do?

  What is jeet kune do? Broken down word by word, “jeet” means “to intercept;” “kune” means “fist;” and “do” means “the way.” Therefore, a rough translation of jeet kune do (often shortened to simply JKD) is “the way of the intercepting fist. However, the creator of JKD, the late Bruce Lee, placed little importance in the name. Rather, Lee emphasized the importance of how JKD taught students to learn about themselves.  
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5 Reasons to Love Cardio Kickboxing

  Looking for a way to mix up your fitness routine, but worried you’ll be too bored with “normal” exercises? Let’s face it, not everyone wants to spend hours picking heavy things up and setting them down, and the view from the treadmill can get monotonous. Martial arts are fun, but they’re also not everyone’s cup of tea. Why not try cardio kickboxing? It’s a fun, exciting workout you won’t get tired of, with all the fun but none of the fighting of martial arts.  Not only is cardio kickboxing fun, it offers a host of health benefits. Here are a few of the reasons to try it out:  
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4 Tips for Finding your Perfect Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi

  Physical fitness, health and personal discipline are among the many benefits you can gain when you practice martial arts. As the martial arts have gained popularity, so has the market for the appropriate clothing to wear when practicing them. This can be a boon for customers: on one hand, there are so many options that there’s bound to be a product perfect for you! On the other, finding that perfect uniform in the sea of choices can be a struggle.
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5 Factors to Consider When Purchasing Your First Pair of Boxing Gloves

  When it comes to boxing gloves, the average person may have a hard time telling the difference between one pair and the next. Choosing the correct glove will not only improve your experience, but will also help you reduce your risk of injury. Whether you need gloves for fitness, bag training, or any contact sport, this article will help you to understand some of the basic differences between several styles of boxing gloves, including weight, material and the training style you intend to use them for.
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