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Martial Arts and Mental Toughness

In Benefits of Martial Arts, Grandmaster DeMasco, National by SDSS

Martial Arts teaches mental toughness. You will hear martial arts instructors say it all the time: “A Black Belt is a White Belt who never quit.” This statement is absolutely true. Your journey to Black Belt will be challenging, humbling, and yes, it will probably involve some pain along the way. Not just physical pain, either. It will build in you a mental toughness that will transform your character and make you a much stronger person.

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Martial Arts as Self Defense for Women

In Benefits of Martial Arts, National by SDSS

Every year more than 200,000 women are victims of violence in the United States. That’s about 600 women every day.  You could be next. Waiting for something to happen is the last thing anyone should do. Martial arts is a great method of self-defense for women. Learning to protect yourself will empower you because you’ll know how to handle yourself against an assailant. Because you have the power to keep yourself safe, you will be a role model for other women and girls.  You will have a new confidence that will show at work, at home, and with friends. Grandmaster DeMasco …

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Martial Arts and Academic Performance

In Benefits of Martial Arts, National by SDSS

Martial arts will give your child skills to do better in school, whether they’re struggling, or just need an edge. They learn the perseverance, discipline, focus, and goal setting techniques used by successful students. Here are three academic character traits that a martial arts education can foster in your student. Perseverance and Discipline Not every subject will come quickly to your child. We all get better at things through practice.  But that’s not always easy. Sometimes students may feel like they’re “never going to get it” so why even practice? Martial arts will teach your child that practice makes perfect. …

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Martial Arts and Brain Health

In Benefits of Martial Arts, National by SDSS

Martial arts can improve brain health, and can help your child perform better in school. Every parent wants their child to be physically healthy and see them excel academically. As it turns out, the two are connected. In a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that as a child’s physical fitness improves, brain health also improves.