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

Martial Arts Enjoy Low Rate of Injuries

The benefits of the martial arts are well-documented. In addition to its many physical benefits, the martial arts also allows for greater mental concentration and provides stress relief. When trained by an expert, there is a very low rate of injury associated with the martial arts, especially when compared with other contact sports. Further, most … More Martial Arts Enjoy Low Rate of Injuries

Caring for Mind and Body Following a Shaolin Kung Fu Training Session

If you are interested in kung fu or have just begun training, you are likely excited about all this discipline has to offer. Unfortunately, many students get so involved in training to be the best martial artist possible that they fail to take proper care of themselves after each training session. Mastering your kung fu … More Caring for Mind and Body Following a Shaolin Kung Fu Training Session