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

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

Can the Martial Arts Help Combat Insomnia?

Sleep plays an important role in your mental and physical health. It’s a critical process that allows the body to function and remain healthy. In the short term, lack of sleep can affect your mind and thought-processes while ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney … More Can the Martial Arts Help Combat Insomnia?

Veterans Experience the Healing Powers of the Martial Arts

Helping veterans cope with the effects of war can be a daunting challenge. The Veterans Administration reports that every day in America, 22 veterans commit suicide. Many of these individuals are believed to have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a condition that impacts a person’s ability to function and can lead to … More Veterans Experience the Healing Powers of the Martial Arts

Kung-Fu Helps Physically Disabled to Protect Themselves

Millions of Americans live with some sort of physical disability. Despite this fact, it wasn’t too long ago that a person with physical disabilities would have a difficult time finding a martial arts class that he or she could participate in. Thankfully, times have changed, and many disabled individuals are not just enrolling in martial … More Kung-Fu Helps Physically Disabled to Protect Themselves

Six Unconventional Ways to Combat Depression

More than 600 million people around the world suffer from depression and the World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, it will be the second overall cause of disability for individuals across the globe. And depression is nothing new. It is one of the oldest diseases classified in the history of medicine. Of course, seeking … More Six Unconventional Ways to Combat Depression

Why Kung-Fu Self-Defense Techniques Come So Naturally

If you are considering taking a martial arts class to learn self-defense techniques, this is a great idea. In today’s increasingly violent world, it is important to know how to protect yourself. One of the most popular and effective ways to protect yourself is through the practice of Kung Fu. Even if you have never … More Why Kung-Fu Self-Defense Techniques Come So Naturally

It Takes More than Brute Strength for Martial Artists to Pack a Punch

Martial arts students are able to generate powerful punches and the power of these punches increases over time. Most people believe that it has to do with strength. Turns out it has a lot to do with brain power, as well. Of course, this will come as no surprise to martial arts experts who know … More It Takes More than Brute Strength for Martial Artists to Pack a Punch