Category: Martial Arts

4 Benefits of Martial Arts for Children

Martial arts is known by many to come with a plethora of physical and mental health benefits. For children, however, those benefits are much more impactful at such an early age. Parents looking to get their children involved in extracurricular activities should look no further. Practices like karate, taekwondo, and jiu-jitsu are just some of many that encompass physical education… Read more →

Tackling the History of Judo

While the history of many martial arts is shrouded in mystery because of their sheer antiquity, Judo has the benefit of being a comparatively young and well documented art. Now a global sport with a hallowed position in the Olympics, Judo has a rich and interesting backstory reaching all the way back to the 16th century, though its true formation… Read more →

Comparing Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing

Following what many would consider the biggest fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the comparisons between boxing and mixed martial arts were flung into the spotlight, with each side arguing who would win in the varying styles.   Mayweather defeated McGregor in the 10th round by technical knockout, which was fairly expected. McGregor’s boxing skills, while… Read more →

A Fighting Mentality: How Martial Arts Can Improve Your Mental Health

It’s no secret today that exercise and fitness can drastically change the mindset of an individual who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, or general melancholy. With the release of endorphins that comes with working out, you can enter the gym blue, and leave feeling like a brand new person. Aside from the obvious physical benefits that come with exercise, your… Read more →

5 Martial Arts Styles You Can Learn Today

As discussed in a previous blog of mine, martial arts comes with a variety of benefits ranging from physical, to mental, to spiritual. However, different styles can be practiced for many different reasons. These may be self defense, fitness, mental clarity, or entertainment. Although it may appear unrelated, martial arts can benefit all people in many areas of life. It… Read more →