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The Sounds of Martial Arts Part II

When we think of the sounds often heard in martial arts the kiai is what initially comes to mind. However, one overlooked sound comes from the practitioner's uniform, and is most often seen in Taekwondo and karate katas when practitioners attempt to create...

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The Parallels Between Being a Coach and a Mom

Moms are the ultimate cheerleaders and supporters of martial artists. They play a huge role in their child's training and competitions and have a great deal of impact on their success. It is in this way that moms act as coaches, as just as they care for...

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How to Safely Practice Martial Arts

Martial arts is a practice that can heavily influence our mental and physical health. Not only does it teach a number of developmental and social skills, but it is also a great form of exercise for both children and adults. However, although martial arts...

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Social Media for Martial Arts School Owners

Running your own martial arts school can be a challenging task. Not only do you have to worry about running a successful business, but you are also tasked with the training and development of your students. Because of this, marketing your dojo can often get pushed...

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Ocean State Grand Nationals 2019 Recap

Ocean State Grand Nationals was a huge success this past weekend thanks to the hard work of its directors, Don and Christine Rodrigues, and all of their sponsors and volunteers. This was the first tournament where every member of Team Macho was in attendance, and they...

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Understanding Martial Arts

Martial arts has evolved over the years into a heavily practiced form of physical exercise and way of life for many people. Its practice promotes discipline and confidence, teaches self-defense skills, and helps students build a more centered and balanced...

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Brazilian Jiu Jitstu Belts & Stripes Explained

Different martial arts practices have different ways of promoting students' ranks. Although the colored belts are most often associated with karate, they are also present in Judo, Brazlian Jiu Jitsu,  and Taekwondo (to name a few). In this post, we are...

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How to Choose the Right Chest Guard

Chest Guards are an important piece of safety gear that is used in sparring, karate, and taekwondo. Often required in competitions, chest guards serve to protect vital body areas such as your ribs, kidneys, stomach, and shoulders, from strikes and...

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