“Karate classes? Really?” They mocked me about it, but not now

Now they admire and respect the decision I made to start taking Karate classes all those years ago. And it’s not just because I started a martial arts school. All those lessons in my class worked their way into real life. And most of my friends and family saw that. However, no matter what martialContinue reading ““Karate classes? Really?” They mocked me about it, but not now”

Your Martial Arts Class Survival: Keeping Your Cool

The martial arts aren’t for the faint of heart. Training puts you through every stressful situation you can think of. Nearly every trigger or button you have will be pushed. However, this is done in a safe and supportive environment. It helps you face fears, learn how to think under stressful circumstances, and it teachesContinue reading “Your Martial Arts Class Survival: Keeping Your Cool”

BJJ Black Belt: What’s Involved in Earning One?

You might be wondering what it takes to be a BJJ black belt. You wouldn’t be alone! Lots of people enter into Jiu Jitsu classes with the eventual goal of getting their black belt. Others don’t really care or pay much attention to the belt ranks. There isn’t a right or wrong way to beContinue reading “BJJ Black Belt: What’s Involved in Earning One?”

Self Defense Classes or Martial Arts Classes?

Self defense is an extremely important skill. It is even one of the main goals of people who take up martial arts. If you’re interested in learning how to defend yourself, you might be wondering if it would be better to take martial arts lessons or a self defense class. Time and Availability Your skillsContinue reading “Self Defense Classes or Martial Arts Classes?”