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What I've Learned for 18 Years of Competing

By Guest Blogger: Samery Moras
3/12/2018 8:37:53 AM
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Samery Moras is a 4th-dan black belt taekwondo competitor. She is a five-time member of the US Collegiate National Team and member of the 2014 US World Cup Team. Samery is still active in competition, and also owns and teaches at two taekwondo schools in Utah. Her mission is to push herself to a personal best and inspire others to do the same! So when Century reached out to her and asked her to write a blog helping other competitors prep for their first tournament, she was happy to help! Here’s what Samery had to say:

Read more Time to learn some tournament skills!

Preventing Dropouts before They Happen: Part 2

By Guest Blogger: Deb Cupples
2/9/2018 12:00:00 PM
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In my last blog post, I showed how you how to prevent young children from dropping out of your martial arts school. This post is Part 2 of my three-part Preventing Dropouts before They Happen series. In it, we’ll dive into preventing pre-teen and young teen dropouts.

Read more Connect with your teen and pre-teen students.

What Your "Classroom Barometer" is...and Why it's Essential You Know!

By Guest Blogger: Deb Cupples
11/29/2017 2:45:00 PM
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Do you wish you could help kids focus better in class when they’re having trouble paying attention? Do you ever have a class get sidetracked, but can’t figure out where you went wrong?

Read more Kids are fun to teach, but can get easily distracted.

Get Stellar Participation When You Ask Your Kids Class Questions!

By Guest Blogger: Deb Cupples
11/7/2017 3:00:00 PM
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Have you ever attended a seminar, workshop or class where the presenter/teacher asks a question, and nobody wants to answer? Maybe they don’t know the answer, or they’re afraid of being wrong.

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Creative Obstacle Course Ideas for Parents

By Century Martial Arts
10/14/2016 6:14:00 AM
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When I was a kid, my sister and a few of our friends and I would often walk to the local elementary school on weekends. It had a small playground – nothing fancy, but it was close to all our houses. One of our favorite games was to take turns inventing obstacle courses and seeing who could make it through the fastest.

We probably looked crazy to anyone who happened to drive by, but it was fun. The competitive element was only part of it. What we enjoyed most was the challenge of pushing ourselves, regardless of how everyone did, and the fun of creating new courses each time.

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Innovating Change: The Versys Collection

By Century Martial Arts
3/3/2016 3:39:00 PM
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Century Versys Collection

Today, martial artists and fight-fitness athletes have more choices than ever when it comes to getting the perfect bag for their desired workouts. Freestanding bags are a popular choice for individuals and for gyms. They require no hardware, can be easily moved for storage or space-clearing, and don’t damage walls or ceilings when installed.  

Century introduced the world’s first freestanding training bag, the Wavemaster®, in 1995. This game-changing product revolutionized how people practiced martial arts. Since then, we’ve invented many other great freestanding bags, like the Wavemaster® 2XL Pro, BOB® the Body Opponent Bag, and, with the greatest variety of bags, the Versys™ collection.

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BJJ, Meet Your New Buddy

By Century Martial Arts
2/24/2016 3:47:00 PM
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Getting kids into martial arts at a young age can be a wonderful thing for them. Not only do the arts provide great exercise, but martial art classes have been shown to have a positive mental effect on children.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a popular martial art with all age groups, and kids are no exception. Teaching BJJ to kids comes with a particular set of challenges, though. Specifically, challenges related to rolling. It’s important that students get the chance to test out the techniques they learn in class. But sometimes, their own energy can get the best of them. Rolling turns into horsing around with a friend. Or an uneven number of students make it to class, leaving one kid the odd man out when it comes time to partner up.

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