Best Kickboxing Classes: Fantastic or Just Adequate? How to Tell.

Looking for a new way to get in shape and shed the last of the quarantine fifteen? Take a look at a high-impact way that is both fun and burns the calories you need to get the results you want. Kickboxing isn’t new, but it’s definitely increasing in popularity. But how can you know whether those “best kickboxing classes” are … Read More

Self-defense for women: the best tools, techniques, and classes

Self-defense tools for women are everywhere: tactical pens, concealed-carry purses, pepper spray… or just a good, heavy-duty flashlight to store under the seat in the car. Many women even carry around multiple tools with them at all times. But how effective can a basic tool be if you don’t have any idea on how or when to use them? That’s … Read More

Ability to break boards in karate? Here’s everything you need to know

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Have you ever seen someone who practices karate breaking boards? You might have wondered how they are able to do that, and maybe even if you could learn to do it.  Read on to learn everything you need to know about breaking boards in Karate: What is Breaking Boards in Martial Arts? Breaking boards in Karate is pretty much what … Read More

6 Easy Tips to Stay Hydrated and Have the Energy You Deserve!

Ever woken up with a mild headache, only to have it worsen throughout the day? Of course you have. You don’t have an ibuprofen deficiency… Chances are, you are probably just dehydrated. Start being proactive TODAY about tomorrow’s energy!  Here are a few tips to hit your water number: 💦 Have a daily water number. Know how many ounces or … Read More

Karate for Toddlers: Raising Little Leaders in Ashburn

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Toddlers are a force of nature. They exude more energy than most parents know how to contain. So what about karate for toddlers? Does karate help direct some of that energy into a positive outlet?  Absolutely! Teaching kids karate from an early age gives you an opportunity to let them run out their energy in a safe environment. Plus, on … Read More

Weight Loss & Martial Arts

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Finding fun, creative ways to stay active can help with weight management. Martial arts and weight loss can be the winning combo to get more active!

How Long Does It Take to Earn a Black Belt?

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You can probably name several friends or acquaintances who have earned achievements in sports such as basketball, football, and baseball, some even on a semi-pro or professional level. But how many do you know can say they have a black belt? It’s definitely something that would set you apart from the rest for sure. So how long does it take to … Read More

Toddler Martial Arts Classes: 4 Common Questions You Might Be Asking

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It’s no secret. If you talk to any of our instructors, we will tell you straight up—the Little Leaders karate class is our favorite. Hands down. This unique toddler martial arts class is something you won’t want to miss! The Little Leaders program is our martial arts class for toddlers ages 2-4 years old and prepares kids for our family martial … Read More

One Easy Mindset Trick to Build Your Confidence and Start Taking Action

Hiding in the karate school bathroom, staring in the mirror, coaching myself every day before I started teaching…  my pre-class ritual was solid.   “You got this. You can do this. You’re going to be great.” I splashed water in my face. I made weird noises. I was nervous. Anxious. My stomach revolted. The first few months that I taught martial … Read More

Mixed Martial Arts vs American Freestyle Karate – What’s the Difference?

Mixed Martial Arts is a combat sport, while American Freestyle Karate is an approach to life skills through a mix of martial arts skills, techniques and values. Martial arts offer a huge range of benefits for children who pick up a practice, from growing self-discipline and confidence to improving physical fitness, health, and learning important self-defense skills.  The most common … Read More