Meditation Benefits Individuals from All Walks of Life

When you imagine the type of person who practices meditation, a professional basketball player probably doesn’t immediately spring to mind. However, professional athletes such as Kristop Porzingis of the New York Knicks, are quick to credit meditation with helping them manage stress, maintain focus and be the best that they can be. Porzingis was diagnosed … More Meditation Benefits Individuals from All Walks of Life

Why Overscheduled Children Benefit from Kung Fu

Today’s children are more scheduled than ever. Between sports, music lessons and academics, it seems to never end. There are many parents, however, who believe that it is time to end the madness and pare down the number of activities their child, or children, are involved in. While children and teens need structure, too many … More Why Overscheduled Children Benefit from Kung Fu

Fifteen Little Known Facts About the Martial Arts

Each year in the United States, about 3.6 million people participate in martial arts classes. In fact, there are more martial arts schools in the U.S. than in any other country in the world. Interest in the martial arts shows no signs of slowing. This is no surprise given the many benefits of the martial … More Fifteen Little Known Facts About the Martial Arts

Why Slow and Steady is the Way to Master the Art of Kung Fu

The title of Kung Fu Master is an impressive one. Who wouldn’t want to be one? Especially when you consider what a true Kung Fu Master is: an individual with great experience in skills, knowledge and perfection of the art. However, many people who are looking to become Kung Fu masters may be approaching it … More Why Slow and Steady is the Way to Master the Art of Kung Fu

The Importance of Embryonic Breathing When Meditating

In many communities in China, meditation means to sit quietly and achieve a calm state. The goal of this type of meditation is to achieve, quite literally, peace of mind. When it comes to the martial arts in Chinese society, however, meditation means much more. It goes beyond just calming the mind but also raises … More The Importance of Embryonic Breathing When Meditating

The Many Benefits of Martial Arts for Older Adults

Many senior citizens will tell you that it can be difficult to find new activities and interests after they retire. While many seniors believe that it is too late for them to begin any type of physical activity, nothing could be further from the truth. Physical activity not only allows seniors to remain strong and … More The Many Benefits of Martial Arts for Older Adults

Five Ways the Martial Arts Increase Self-Confidence

It is very common for a person to feel insecure from time to time, especially during periods of extreme stress or when significant life changes are taking place. However, what is neither common—nor healthy—is for a person to always feel insecure or suffer from low self-esteem. Martial arts or self-defense training is an important way … More Five Ways the Martial Arts Increase Self-Confidence