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Science Meets Martial Arts

Posted: July 22, 2019

 

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) sponsored a CKD seminar for their students and professors on June 23, 2012. KAIST is one of the most prestigious universities in Korea and is considered to be the top school for science and technology. The seminar gathered much interest in and around the campus as it was titled, "Science Meets Martial Art."


Five brain-boosting reasons to take up martial arts – at any age

Posted: July 08, 2019

We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what do we know about the effects of specific types of exercise? Researchers have already shown that jogging can increase life expectancy, for example, while yoga makes us happy. However, there is one activity that goes beyond enhancing physical and mental health – martial arts can boost your brain’s cognition too.

1. Improved attention

Researchers say that there are two ways to improve attention, through attention training (AT), and attention state training (AST). AT is based on practising a specific skill and getting better at that skill, but not others – using a brain training video game, for example. AST on the other hand is about getting into a specific state of mind that allows a stronger focus. This can be done by using exercise, meditation, or yoga, among other things.


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