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Cartersville Martial Art & Self Defense

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.


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.


Do you have to ask your kids many times to do things?

Posted: November 04, 2019

How many times do you have to ask your kids to do something? Twice, Three, Four, MORE?

Does that not drive you NUTS?

Well we help reinforce those values with structure, reatition and positive reinforment. Not only that kids think martial art instructors are super cool so they listen to what they have to say, even if it is exactly what you have been saying for years! :)

Family Safety for Kids

Posted: October 01, 2019

These are some subjects we went over in our children's class today. Take a look and share if you find it interesting or helpful. We do all we can to help build chiildren up including teaching them different aspects of safety. 

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