Be Aware – Know your surroundings, know your escape paths and trust your gut. Pay attention to details including smells, sounds and sights when in a place you feel could be dangerous or there are people that are making you uncomfortable, no details are unimportant.
Be Prepared – Always have a plan and a back up plan! Know where you are going, how to get out, how to properly use anything you might keep for defense and who you can look to for help.
San Jose boy born with rare heart defect thriving as 3rd-degree taekwondo black belt
Posted: February 12, 2020
Here is an uplifting story about overcoming life and not giving up! We are sharing this story from a recent news article (see source info below) that has been shared around the country.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - A South Bay high-school student with a rare medical condition is thriving and achieving things he previously thought not possible.
16-year-old Shoham Das lives in San Jose's Almaden Valley and is a sophomore at Valley Christian.
Master instructors from around the world meet in Cartersville for special training.
Posted: February 04, 2020
Saturday, September 14th, 2013 Over the weekend, Cartersville saw the largest collection of master level martial art instructors to ever assemble in the city. Cartersville Martial Art was host to a special International Instructor workshop and certification. Students participating ranged from Yellow belt to 8th Degree black belt and from ages 13 to 71 years young. Many instructors present were visiting from other countries including Gabon, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Moldova and Russia. Instructors also came from all over Georgia for the special training conducted by 8th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster Marshall Pereira. This special event location was picked to help celebrate Cartersville Martial Art academies 10 year anniversary in our community. Students trained, worked up a sweat, improved their movements but more importantly talked about how their training has helped in all the communities the instructors are active in. Those who were there to become instructors learned how martial arts can help others with many aspects of their lives like focus, self defense, character development, fitness and health. They also learned how the classes help students overcome things like ADD, stress and many of the afflictions people associate with aging.
Published in the Cartersville Patch 2013
Martial arts strengthen the body – and also make the brain more alert
Posted: January 10, 2020
Martial arts require a good level of physical strength, but those who take up training need to develop an incredible amount of mental acuity, too.
Mental strength is so important to martial arts that researchers have found karate experts’ stronger punching force may be down to a better control of muscle movement in the brain, rather than increased muscular strength. Other studies have also found that children who practice Taekwondo improved in math test scores, and behavior.
5 MARTIAL ARTS MYTHS BUSTED!
Posted: January 03, 2020
There are plenty of myths swirling around martial arts. And I don’t just mean the superstitious variety. I mean misconceptions and mistaken beliefs that have somehow gained status as facts. These are annoying at best. At worst, they keep people away from training in martial arts – people who otherwise would have benefited from everything the martial arts have to offer.
Here are some of the most common myths about martial arts. My hope is that, even if you already know them all, this post gives you insight on how better to debunk these myths for those outside the arts.