Why Martial Arts is Great for Girls

Why Martial Arts is Great for Girls Almost nobody would debate that childhood can be rough, especially the teen years. A Pew Research study released in early 2019 of youth between the ages of 13 to 17 confirmed what many of us would probably suspect. Anxiety and depression; alcohol and drugs; bullying, cyberbullying and general […]

To Quit or Not to Quit

To Quit or Not to Quit Competitive sports offer kids of all ages so many important life lessons – perseverance, learning to win and lose gracefully, and accepting constructive criticism, to name just a few. Inevitably, in a team environment kids may begin to compare themselves to their teammates. What seems easy for other kids […]

How Competition Benefits Us in Life

How Competition Benefits Us in Life Competition: Some thrive on it, while some either run from it or falter under pressure. Taekwondo provides regular opportunities for martial artists to engage in competition and learn from the experience. These are incredibly valuable lessons that carry themselves off the mat and into our daily lives. Many of […]

Why You Need a Rest Day

Why You Need a Rest Day In a world where we’re expected to be busy all the time, it can be downright difficult for some of us to admit we need a break. It can be even harder to take one. We do benefit from rest in a variety of ways, though, that pay off […]

Kick Stress to the Curb

Kick stress to the curb A lot of us are really good at convincing ourselves that we’ve got this. Stress is insidious, though. And if we don’t acknowledge and manage it, it will make its presence known. Each year, the American Psychological Association (APA) conducts a survey of Americans to gauge the sources of their […]

Easy Ways to Sneak Healthier Eating Habits into 2021

If good nutrition wasn’t at the top of your priority list in 2020, nobody could blame you. We’ve had a few other things on our minds. But it’s never too late to start incorporating better eating habits into your lifestyle, and they don’t have to be drastic or difficult for you to benefit. Here are […]

Staying Active During the Winter Months

From cold snaps to Nor’easters, winter weather can be unpredictable and make it difficult to stay active. Add those conditions to the heavy responsibilities most of us already are juggling, and it’s not difficult to see how even the most dedicated fitness enthusiast can fall off the bandwagon during the winter months. Although it takes […]

Moving Your Way to Better Mental Health

The global COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on our collective mental health and wellness. Even if the virus hasn’t directly affected you, your family members or friends, worry, stress and fear have crept into our lives over these last several months. Exercise may seem like a “nice to have” at a time like this, […]

The Origin of Taekwondo

Taekwondo is one of the most influential martial art forms today. The ancient practice originated from Korea. The word Taekwondo translates to “the art of kicking and punching,” or “the art of unarmed combat.” “Tae” stands for the foot, “Kwon” means to strike or block, and “Do” means the way of or art. There are […]

Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art form that originated thousands of years ago around 50 B.C. The practice was perfected to help protect the Silla kingdom against Japanese pirates. The martial art was originally only practiced in the Koguryo kingdom and later adopted by the Hwarang warriors. The men then set up a military academy […]