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  • Army veteran finds healing from PTSD through martial arts

    MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- An army veteran calls martial arts his “sanctuary” as he uses it to heal from PTSD. Lawrence Pearson is the co-owner of Perfect Moves Martial Arts gym. He said he has practiced martial arts since he was 8 years old. Today, he is a master of kickboxing, Muay Thai, taekwondo and karate. Pearson said he practiced martial arts even while deployed in Iraq. “I started teaching one of my buddies some martial arts,” he said. “It helped me feel like I belonged or it helped me center or get my mind off of what was going on around me at the moment in time. It was sort of my respite.” When Lawrence came home in 2004, he said he had ....

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  • Aspiring actress discovers strength in ancient martial art

    TOKYO - In a society that values prescribed pathways to success, carving one's way as an outsider is rarely the first choice in Japan, but for Alice Iwamoto, who is fashioning an independent acting career from scratch, it's been the only choice. To achieve her goal, the 27-year-old former dancer has spent the two years since arriving from Australia feverishly acquiring the various skills that will allow her to make it as an action actor in Tokyo's growing freelance film-making industry. Read Full Article ....

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  • Using martial arts to combat stress

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — After 30 years of hard work and practice, Mike McEnroe has achieved ninth degree black belt. That’s one away from the highest rank possible in Tracy’s Karate, an organization founded in 1971 that incorporates aspects of karate, judo, jujitsu and savate (a French form of foot fighting). When he was 27 years old, McEnroe began taking martial arts with his stepson. The child’s school had recommended it to help with an attention deficit disorder diagnosis. “He made it two years and I’ve made it 30,” McEnroe said. “I liked the de-stress it did in me. I liked the physical contact. I didn’t have any plans on how long I was ....

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  • 5 Exercise Benefits of Martial Arts

    Chances are, you have seen someone participate in martial arts, but you may not be aware of its many exercise benefits. No matter if you are interested in improving your cardiovascular health, losing weight or simply improving your mood, martial arts may be just what you need. 1. Improved Cardiovascular Health One of the most important exercise benefits associated with martial arts is an improvement in your cardiovascular health. Your cardiovascular system is composed of your heart, as well as the veins and arteries that transport blood. A weak cardiovascular system can result in shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, and in severe cases can even cause a heart attack. Research has ....

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  • Karate Shows Promise For People With Parkinson's

    A recent study conducted by Rush University Medical Center in Chicago showed that Parkinson’s patients who did karate for one hour twice a week for 10 weeks performed better in several areas, including frequency of falls, quality of life and overall well-being. Read Full Article Here ....

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  • Proven: Martial Arts helps against bullying!

    "Researchers found that the martial arts training reduced the level of aggressive behaviour in boys, and found that they were more likely to step in and help someone who was being bullied than before they took part in the training." Read Article Here ....

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  • Top 10 Health Benefits of Martial Arts

    Top 10 Health Benefits of Martial Arts

    From Not only is it a great activity that keeps participants physically active, but it also instills a sense of achievement and ethics as you practice and practice and work your way up to earning a black belt. Even if you have no previous experience in martial arts, it is still a great activity to pick up even as an adult. Here are the Top 10 from Health Fitness Revolution and author of the book ReSYNC Your Life Samir Becic :
    Total body workout:
    Martial arts are a high-aerobic workout that uses every muscle group in the body. Your stamina, muscle tone, flexibility, balance and strength will all improve through martial arts.
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