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

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

When it Comes to Some Marital Arts, Whats All the Shouting About?

If you have spent any time observing the martial arts, chances are you have heard participants shout. Many martial arts include shouting as part of their training. There are different names for the shout, including Kiai, Kihap and Chi. The shout occurs when the diaphragm contracts and it sounds as if it comes from the … More When it Comes to Some Marital Arts, Whats All the Shouting About?

Cross Training and the Martial Arts

In the fitness world, cross training is a huge trend. Cross training is, in the most general terms, an exercise program that uses different types of exercise and fitness methods to get in shape. Experts tout cross training as offering individuals the following benefits: Lower risk of injury Increased weight loss Improved overall fitness Higher … More Cross Training and the Martial Arts

The Importance of Self-Defense Training for Women

Violence weighs heavily on the minds of women in the United States. According to a Gallup report, more than one in three U.S. women fear being sexually assaulted. Unfortunately, many women enroll in self-defense training only after they have been assaulted. While it is understandable why they would want to protect themselves after they have … More The Importance of Self-Defense Training for Women

Self-Defense Classes Offer Protection from Bullies and More

Bullying is an unfortunate reality for many American children and teens. While statistics show that verbal bullying is the most common type, physical bullying is not far behind. Most bullying takes place in school, on school grounds or on the school bus but it can occur anywhere kids gather. It also can occur online. While … More Self-Defense Classes Offer Protection from Bullies and More