Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Martial Arts for Children: Cultivating Discipline and Structure

Cultivating Discipline and Structure: Martial Arts for Children


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Ideal parenting aims at bringing up children with freedom, space and choice so that their mind and vision can grow without restraints and reach its ambitions. The question then becomes how to discourage children from misusing the freedom that they are given. Trying to discipline them strictly from outside as parents or adults is a regressive idea, because it may stunt their own potential and turn them into rebellious teenagers. The ideal way, is therefore to let the discipline flow from children themselves. Self-disciplining happens when kids are aware enough to know and choose what is good and right. If you are looking for a way to teach your children the art of self-discipline, you must definitely consider martial arts.
 The Structured Environment of Martial Art for Mastering Self-Discipline
The physical benefits of martial arts are often talked about, but it is less known that martial arts also have amazing benefits for mental growth and character development of children. It is the perfect way to cultivate discipline in your children without restraining their lives. The uniqueness of martial arts is that it develops a structured environment for kids to learn and grow. A structured space is one that teaches people to perform regular, routine tasks in particular manners to achieve specific goals and values. In the structured atmosphere of martial art training, children will imbibe new values and routinely learn to perform a number of tasks that will help them to master the skill of self-discipline. To fashion your children as intellectually, emotionally and socially competent beings, all you need find is a good martial art school.
 Bruce McCorry's Programs: Character Development through Martial Arts
Bruce McCorry's Academy (Peabody, MA) is a leading institution in the field of martial arts. Children's programs here are much more than common martial arts sessions. Bruce McCorry's programs aim at improving core areas of your child's life such as physical development, mental growth, social skills and personality. They help children to cultivate discipline in many ways:
  • It teaches them small activities to be performed routinely that will improve their health and mind
  • It teaches kids to set goals and meet them within scheduled time gaps
  • Instructors at the academy give unique personal guidance which your child needs
  • The programs help kids to gauge the demands and expectations and improve their performance
  • Routine practice sessions in martial arts help children to learn punctuality and order
  • The inbuilt values imparted through Bruce McCorry's programs teach kids to develop convictions, show integrity toward themselves and cultivate good manners and relationship with others
  • By boosting their confidence, martial arts help them to face challenges and succeed in them
  • Martial arts prepares a child's mind to be responsible, trusting and aware
 Programs for children such as the Afterschool Program, Summer Program and other specific martial arts lessons here are craftily designed with an expert curriculum. Once your child completes the martial art course at a dedicated program like Bruce McCorry's, he/she learns how to sense what the society expects of them and what they want for themselves, both of which helps them to set goals. They also learn to perform in a scheduled manner to achieve the goals they set for themselves. Choose Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts for your child today!  
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Social Media and Kids: Fighting the Challenges through Martial Arts

Social Media and Kids: Fighting the Challenges through Martial Arts



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Since the birth of social media by the turn of the millennium, whether it is a boon or a bane has remained a hotly debated topic. Now that children have access to social media in an unprecedented manner, much discussion has surrounded its impact on children. And the answers are not always encouraging. In spite of the hundreds of benefits that can be pointed out, studies indicate that social media hasn't made the lives of children any easier than before.

Social Media: Concerns, Criticisms, and the Impact on Children
According to GuardChild, 85% of American parents report their kids using social media. If we consider the chance of children using social media without parental consent or knowledge, this figure could go well up to 90%. What should alarm us is not so much the number of children using social media as much as the dangers which ensue. For instance, according to the statistics compiled by GuardChild, 
  • There is a 300% increase in sexual assaults in which social media plays a role
  • 88% teens owned up to being mean to others in social media, whereas 41% reported being at the receiving end of unpleasant behavior
  • At least 29% of internet sex crimes have origins in social media
  • 55% of children have passed personal details to strangers through social media

Social media, as can be seen above, is a platform that invites external danger in many ways. But what it does to the psychological profile of children is even more of concern: 
  • Children become victims of damaging cyber-bullying through social media
  • They feel anxious and threatened by the the social life of peers visible through social media
  • The response to their social media profiles affect the self-esteem and confidence of children
  • Often, tiffs in social media lead to real consequences and broken friendships/relationships
 This indicates that it is about time we thought of alternatives and solutions.

Martial Arts for Helping Children with Social Media Addiction

Being addicted to social media can be destructive for kids, however, de-addicting kids from their virtual lives and rooting them in the real pleasures of childhood is not an easy task. This is exactly where martial art lessons can help your child, as proven by a range of interdisciplinary research: 
  • Martial arts can be the perfect non-virtual alternative which kids will like, spend time on and enjoy
  • Martial arts teaches the mental and emotional maturity to stay away from social dangers
  • It cultivates some core values in kids, with which they can cope up with peer pressure and the anxiety induced by the demands of virtual life
  • Martial arts instill alertness and critical thinking skills, both crucial in staying safe from online traps
  • Martial arts give the courage and integrity to face and overcome damaging social circumstances such as cyber-bullying 

In renowned martial art schools like Bruce McCorry's Academy, the aim of children's martial arts is not just to help kids de-addict from their obsession with social media, but also provide them with a safe, positive outlet to spend time and energy onThe health benefits, emotional stability, mental strength and courage derived from martial arts is exactly what your child needs to find his/her bearings in the non-virtual world once again. Choose martial arts today.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Teen Suicides - How Martial Arts Can Help


Teen Suicides - How Martial Arts Can Help

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Teen suicides are not a problem that cropped up overnight, but the sharp pike in attempted suicides among teenagers has been a matter of concern in the past few years. The 60% rise in worldwide teen suicide rates, reported by the World Health Organization, is all the more alarming, because unlike other causes of teen deaths, suicides are preventable with a little attention. The crucial step in preventing suicide is to understand the multiple causes that may lead to it and figure out a solution for them.

 Teen Suicides: Causing Factors and Solutions

Though no one can predict the ways in which human mind may work, experts have broadly worked at the known causes of teen suicides and grouped them under three major heads. These are:


  1. Emotional Contributing Factors:- Emotional factors can be any event or state that causes emotional turmoil, leading to a suicide attempt. The list of situations that can emotionally lead to a potential suicide attempt is endless. It could be insecurity, broken relationships, loss of loved ones, feelings of being unloved, stress, rejection, victimization and so on.
  2. Environmental Contributing Factors:- Environmental factors, on the other hand, refer to situation-based and external factors that could trigger suicidal mindset. Top causes of this kind are bullying, cyber-bullying, peer pressure, dysfunctional family atmosphere, domestic or sexual abuse and so on.
  3. Psychological Contributing Factors:- The third category, referred to as psychological, is about the mental health issues that might culminate in suicide. Most damaging mental causes of suicide are depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, paranoia, and altered mental conditions ensuing from substance abuse.


Since the trigger for teen suicides could be so different and difficult to take on, any potential solution should be able to deal with multiple aspects of human personality. That is where the significance of martial art comes to the forefront.

 Martial Arts to Prevent Teen Suicides

Martial arts is one solution that can address multiple causes that might lead teenagers to suicide.


  • It helps teens to develop emotional stability, maturity and courage. Emotional stability is about not locking up the negative emotions arising from emotionally disrupting events within oneself. Through martial arts, teenagers can learn to channel such feelings to positive ends.
  • Martial arts also give teenagers the self-defense skills, strength, confidence and courage to stand up in the face of danger. This can help them to resist many demanding situations that may occur, such as bullying, peer-pressure, abuse or assault attempts. Above all, martial arts give them the courage to stick to their convictions and take on challenges.
  • Finally, martial arts also help teens to attain a balanced lifestyle that can help with both physical and mental health issues. Martial art learners are proven to be less likely victims of mental health issues and personality disorders.


 At a professional martial arts school like Bruce McCorry's Academy (Peabody, MA), martial art lessons for teenagers tend to include personality-oriented martial art sessions. In Bruce McCorry's, emphasis is placed on helping teenagers to lead a healthy lifestyle, cultivating inner values, focusing on stress-relief and working on self-actualization. With martial arts at their side, our teenagers can definitely take on the challenging phase in their lives and come out as winners.


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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Back-to-School Time with Martial Arts: A Unique Way to Begin the School Year


Back-to-School Time with Martial Arts: A Unique Way to Begin the School Year

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If you have a child all set for heading back to school by the end of the summer, you have probably started your preparations already. Back-to-school planning, these days, is mostly about finding the right facilities, fixing transportation for your children, buying new school stuff and prepping your child. But it is becoming more and more evident that the challenges that your kids face in school are much different from what they used to be during your childhood. The new challenges also demand new modes of preparation, and just good planning is not enough.

Back to School: Why Your Child Needs Extra Preparation
A number of recent observations have noted how schools are becoming more and more unfriendly spaces from the perspective of children. With more sophisticated syllabus, and the social pressure of teaching methods that involve public speaking, activities and group work, at least some of the kids are facing more study stress. Bullying and classroom cliques are a more pervasive reality these days, and these have taken a menacing turn with the advent of social media. A typical school-going child might worry over performing well in class, not letting down parents and teachers, making friends and facing daily concerns. For older children the concerns usually are the perceived body image, being judged by peers and being not able to live up to the images that popular culture throws at them. Even outside the school, a child faces difficulties, especially in unsupervised afterschool hours. All these make us wonder whether there is a way to prepare kids to face these multiple challenges at once. And the answer lies in martial arts.

Back to School Martial Arts: The Bruce McCorry’s Formula
The perfect step to make sure that your child gets an extra back-to-school care is to enroll them for martial arts. Martial art is the only activity that will help your kid to tackle the many challenges of school life. The unique formula of martial art lessons for children at Bruce McCorry’s Academy is a living example of how martial arts can be successfully used for preparing for school:
  •         Martial Arts helps to develop a healthy, toned body. Martial arts make sure that children get enough physical activity and an energetic childhood without issues about their body image.

  •          Martial arts is the typical companion for better performance in class. It boosts memory, helps with analytical ability, refreshes the mind and reduces stress. It helps kids to be efficient learners who can systematically learn and not forget what they learn.

  •    Martial arts helps children with confidence and self-esteem. This is the key to succeeding in an activity-oriented classroom, a pressure-filled game of sports or a stage performance.

  •       Martial arts learners are better at interpersonal relations. This is not just because martial arts improves social skills. It teaches children to make friends and be giving in friendships, but also assertive and strong in the face of bullying and peer pressure.

  •      The brilliant self-defense lessons of martial arts means kids will know how to keep themselves safe during school hours and afterschool hours.



To make sure that your child remains safe all the time, Bruce McCorry’s Academy even has a brilliant After School Program where kids can enjoy martial arts and fun activities. Let this school year be different and unique with back-to-school martial arts at Bruce McCorry’s Academy!


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Kickboxing Classes at Bruce McCorry’s Academy

Kickboxing Classes at Bruce McCorry’s Academy

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Kickboxing is perhaps the most recent, fresh trend among martial art lovers. Though its roots run deep in the traditional art of Muay Thai and the immensely popular Karate, it evolved and spread over the globe as a distinct martial art by 1970s. It won’t be an overstatement to call this 20th century art of Cardio Kickboxing the most ‘modern’ of all martial arts, because it is an answer to the health and fitness perils of the modern world. With the right plan, you can use Cardio Kickboxing to realize almost any of your fitness and health goals, however crazy they may be.

Kickboxing to Improve Health and Fitness: The Highlights
Cardio kickboxing can offer you all the usual advantages that you may get from learning martial arts, such as improved confidence, relief from stress, skills in self-defense and overall well-being. However the core highlight of kickboxing as a martial art is how it influences health and fitness. 

  • It is an immensely powerful cardiac workout. The effective movement-circuits in kickboxing can be used to build cardiac health, to improve cardiac immunity, and to check heart risk factors such as blood cholesterol and diabetes. 
  • Kickboxing can give you a lean and toned body. The swift, effective movements used in kickboxing can burn excess fat and tone your muscles at a splendid average of 8.3 calories per minute according to the American Council of Exercise. 
  • Kickboxing fitness is for your entire body. Usual kickboxing techniques include push-ups, burpees, squat jumps, front kicks and front jumps, knee ups, jumping jacks and a range of other movements that simply touch all the shapeable muscles in your body. It is the best way to beat obesity and related fitness concerns.  
  • Kickboxing is a core strength booster. Strength training in kickboxing is a concept that involves much more than improving just physical strength. Good strength training can also quicken weight loss and cause increase in energy levels that has been measured up to 27%.
  • Kickboxing is a martial art with no age barriers. Kickboxing is an immensely adaptable martial art. You can set personal goals, gauge difficulties and take as much of it as you need. With the right guidance, anyone from a child to a senior can learn kickboxing in the right amount and intensity.


Kickboxing Lessons at Bruce McCorry’s Academy
The right guidance is a must to identify your personal health and fitness goals and choose the right pattern of kickboxing that can prove the most effective to you. Cardio kickboxing lessons at Bruce McCorry’s Academy are unique and different because you will get personal attention and the chance to train under the most adept of kickboxing instructors.

The increased interest in cardio kickboxing in the recent years has led Bruce McCorry’s academy to introduce a special wing, Kickboxing Peabody. Kickboxing Peabody is where you will get professional lessons at an affordable rate. Kickboxing Peabody is much more than just another martial art lesson - it is an opportunity to train with the best, spend time among motivated peers, enjoy the advantages of a spacious and conveniently located campus, and tap the best that kickboxing can offer you. Get ready for the kick that can change your life!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Kids and Afterschool Dangers: Awareness and Avoidance

Kids and Afterschool Dangers: Awareness and Avoidance





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Being parents, you don’t want the safety of kids compromised in any way. Recently, more and more experts on children’s welfare emphasis that if your kids are not protected and safe in the hours right after their school time, then probably they are susceptible to dangers that you are unaware of. Therefore, ensuring safe and supervised afterschool hours for your children is the best thing you can do for them as parents. A safe and stress-free childhood is what leads to a successful future.

The Dangers of Afterschool Hours: Awareness and Avoidance
Technically, the time from 3 PM to 6 PM is considered as afterschool hours by prominent children’s welfare organizations such as Afterschool Alliance America. Their statistics show that around 25% of all children in the US spend their afterschool hours alone. This poses more than one danger.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, in their 2002 survey, argued that afterschool hours are the time with most number of juvenile crimes. Substance abuse, unsafe sex, cigarette and alcohol usage among children and teenagers were found to be the highest during afterschool hours. YMCA reported that kids who spend their afterschool hours unsupervised are the most likely to bunk school. Afterschool bullying is a topic often touched upon by anti-bullying initiatives, as afterschool hours provide a greater chance when bullies can approach kids without inviting adult attention. Not very surprisingly, even dropout rates after high school were found rather high among students who spent their afterschool hours without supervision.

Protecting Kids and Avoiding Danger: Afterschool Martial Arts for Help
In families with working parents, it is virtually impossible to have kids supervised by adults at home. The only solution to this is an afterschool program. The CASEL analysis of 73 afterschool programs in 2007 found that an afterschool program can measurably help kids with their academic, personal and social skills. But what if your kids can enroll in an afterschool program that not only protects them from afterschool dangers and improves their skills, but also teaches them self-defense and safety? This is where martial art afterschool programs steal the show.

Afterschool martial arts is the ideal choice for your kids if you want them to
  •          Use afterschool hours in the most effective manner
  •          Stay safe and protected until you return from work
  •          Learn basic self-defense to protect themselves
  •          Learn ways to improve confidence and self-esteem
  •          Acquire physical strength, immunity and fitness
  •          Improve their academic, social and personal skills
  •          Get the courage to face challenges and overcome them



Professional afterschool martial art programs function on the basis of a structured curriculum than can help your kid achieve the above goals. A brilliant example is the Bruce McCorry’s Afterschool Martial Art Program with a nationally recognized syllabus. Bruce McCorry’s Afterschool is an ideal afterschool martial art course as it equips kids to face dangers, protects them from negative influences, and teaches them the basic skills to be better humans through martial arts. Because it blends martial arts with a number of other useful and formative activities, the Afterschool program can be considered complete character and personality development program all by itself. When you choose an afterschool program for your kid, make sure that you choose the safest and the best.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Break Free of Addiction with Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts

Break Free of Addiction with Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts


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Martial arts was already the buzzword in 2011, when Robert Downey Jr.’s martial art trainer Eric Oram spoke up about how the actor broke free of drugs with the help of martial arts. At least since the turn of the century, experts from fields like medicine, psychotherapy and rehabilitation have explored the role of martial arts in fighting addictions. It is widely agreed that breaking out of an addiction is not an overnight miracle. But if anything can be effective, on addictive behaviors without causing side-effects, even though gradually, it is said to be martial arts.

The Addiction Loop: The Need to Break the Addictive Cycle
Addictions are many. The chances of kids to be addicted to social media, technology, video games and the internet are more. Whereas for teenagers and adults, the range of addiction is wider and it could include alcohol, drugs, smoking, other forms of substance abuse, sex, porn or much more. People could even be addicted to wrong eating patterns and life habits. Age is just a blurry line, and when it comes to addiction, the patterns are unbelievably same irrespective of age or nature of addiction.

The psychological pattern of addition goes like a cycle. It involves an irresistible urge to engage in the addictive behavior, leading the victim to finally do what they feel like. Once done, the irresistible urge gives way to guilt and self-blame. This repeats in a loop, almost as if two warring voices exist within one person. One can break free of addiction only if this loop is broken.

Martial Arts Therapy to Fight Addiction: The Bruce McCorry’s Model
Martial arts is recently hailed as a much better alternative to conventional addiction therapies. Conventional methods like medicines are bound to have side effects. Counselling and group therapies may not work if you are reluctant to open up or weak-willed to cope up. Martial arts, one the other hand, starts working with the one factor that can break every addiction loop, that is will-power. Martial art helps an addict to be stronger of mind and clear of purpose. This helps victims to be aware of consequences when they feel the addictive lure and to use their courage to win the battle.  

This is the core of martial arts therapy, but martial art has many additional ways of helping to break addiction. The combination of activities that are part of a complete martial arts program like the one at Bruce McCorry’s Academy is a typical example. At Bruce McCorry’s, martial arts is not just about cultivating will-power. Bruce McCorry’s martial art includes stress-busting methods that will help to reduce the emotional and mental stress resulting from trying to fight addiction. The right blend of physical activities and meditation is another useful aspect. Exercise will help an addict’s body to fight the withdrawal symptoms. Meditation on the other hand, will reinforce will-power and clarity of purpose.


Martial art therapy for addiction does not have the damaging side-effects that medication has. Unlike counselling therapy, martial art comes to your personal aid at the right moment when you need it - namely when you feel the addictive pull building up inside. It is better than group therapies, because martial arts emphasizes the need and significance your individual battle, helps to set personal goals, and reclaim your own life, which no one else can do. Say yes to life with Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts.