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Century Product Review: Student Sparring Gear

Protective gear has certainly come a long since we humans first realized, “Huh, I’d better try to not break every bone in my body.” Today, you can find gear of all kinds for all sports, but the best gear for martial arts comes from Century Martial Arts, the world’s leading uniform and equipment manufacturer. Add 40+ years of experience, research, development and testing and you have an end product – actually, products – you can have confidence purchasing. The Student Sparring Headgear, Gloves and Boots are among them.
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Century Product Review: NinjaTrix

So your child has decided to become a ninja. The adventure that awaits! Creativity and obstacle courses have been an amazing combination at my martial arts school since I began teaching over 25 years ago. When Century came out with the NinjaTrix program and Obstacle Course Set, I couldn’t wait to jump in on it. This program was the ultimate fulfillment of what I’d been dreaming of since opening my first school. 
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Century Product Review: The Double Target

This product review comes from Sifu Jimmy Manfredy! While I was looking for potential writers for these blogs, he happened to visit Century. I asked if he was familiar with any of the products I still needed reviews for. "Oh, sure," was the immediate response. "I use those targets all the time. I can even do videos, if you want!" I did. So now, you get not only a review blog, but some demo videos too! 
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Century Product Review: The Blastmaster Shield

This Century Product Review blog was requested by Mike Plachy, who wanted to learn more about Century’s Blast Master Shield. This shield is one of our most unique items, but, sad to say, I’ve never used it in training, let alone come up with drills and exercises for it – so I reached out to someone who has!
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How Martial Arts Teaches Children Self-Discipline

There are numerous benefits of martial arts for kids, including improved physical health and a boost in self-confidence. Martial arts can also teach children self-defense skills that can help them ward off bullies and protect themselves from violent attacks. More importantly than fighting off others, however, martial arts teaches kids how to become masters of themselves: how to control thoughts, emotions, actions and responses.
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Starting a Martial Arts Program for Individuals with Down Syndrome

By Dwight Trower
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The Benefits of Martial Arts Training for Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome

By Dwight Trower Originally published on the MAIA blog.     In my many years as a martial artist and school owner, I have had the fortune of being able to instruct many students with Down Syndrome, as well as others on the autism spectrum and with various mental and physical disabilities. Given the inclusive nature of martial arts (no one sits on the bench!) I know that many of my fellow school owners have also had this experience. However, in 2010, thanks to Deidre Pujols and the Pujols Family Foundation, I was given the opportunity to do even more.
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Fighting Childhood Obesity with Martial Arts

Did you know that over 30% of children and adolescents in the US are overweight or obese? Fewer than a quarter of children get the recommended amount of physical activity a day: 60 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise. A child who is regularly physically active will be more likely to carry that habits into adulthood. On the flip side, a sedentary child will likely grow into a sedentary adult.
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Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids with Autism

 
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How Martial Arts Builds Courage

 
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