Thursday, October 31, 2013

Self Defense Basics for Kids - Peabody MA

Self Defense Basics for Kids 
written by: Master McCorry

Many times,  we often see actors in movies showing how easy it is for a vulnerable girl to get away from her prevailing attackers. In most cases, it takes not more than a kick in the groin or a punch in the eyes. This view may give you the wrong perception about self-defense. It would be much better to imagine what would happen in real life while in the midst of throwing a kick... one would most likely be thrown off balance to the ground. This point of view should make one take note of the fact that self-defense is more than just being able to throw karate kicks or jabs. It
involves the entire self, including one’s brains. 

Use Your Wits
Using more of your brain could easily land one in less trouble. Prevention is better than cure. One sure way of self-defense is to try and avoid an attack before it happens. If for instance you are alone on a path and you feel unsafe, it is best to move to a place where there are more people as soon as possible. 

The other blunder that people make, both guys and girls, is to try and confront an attacker. The best option would be to try and get away. Confronting an attacker simply agitates them more. Confrontation should come as a last resort. 

Pacifying a Deadly Situation
It is rather interesting and very sad that most youngsters are attacked by people they know. In such situations, an important self-defense tactic known as de-escalating may save the situation. This is where one tries to show co-operation with the attacker as they find an avenue to escape. If for instance one is attacked by a robber, it is better to give out cash rather than try to resist. 

As much as possible, one should try to re-assure the attacker that they are safe and they mean no harm. One important trick with skill is that one should learn to control their temper. Losing your temper or arrogantly talking to the person known to them may only serve to agitate them
further.

De-escalation may not work in all scenarios. However, it is safer to remain calm and not show your anger, disappointment or aggression to the attacker. 

Mitigating One’s Risks
The other facet about self-defense is to ensure that one engages in practices that could help them stay safe. Below are some of the tips from experts: 

• Having a good understanding of one’s surroundings will make teenagers avoid lonely and/or dark paths and places. 
• Consider moving in a group at night.
• Ensure that parents or cronies are aware of one’s schedule and whereabouts. 
• Examine and evaluate the security situation of hangouts before settling down.
• Look confident and aware of the surroundings.
• Stay near the driver while using public transport and remain awake not to become an easy target.

Consider Taking Self-Defense Classes 
When an attacker is pursuing someone, repulsing them requires practical skills and knowledge in self-defense. The only sure way to get such skills is through taking a self-defense class. Some of the moves may be explained in articles. However, one has to attend self-defense classes in order to learn how to perform them properly and master them. It is prudent to take
the classes with a friend or family member with whom you will be practicing even at home. Sign up today to receive a FREE introductory lesson. There are no obligations; it truly is just a free trial. 


All you'll need to do is visit our website www.brucemccorrys.com and fill out the form or simply call us. (978) 535-7878 One of our staff members will be sure to contact you promptly to schedule your free session.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Karate for Kids - Overcome Stress, Anxiety & Fear

How to Use Karate to Help Children Overcome Stress, Anxiety & Fear
written by: Master McCorry  

 Even though some adults passed through childhood with less stress and worry, a vast majority of them assume that today's childhood is devoid of worries or problems. Nothing could be farther from the truth; the current generation of children are facing a wide range of stress, fear and anxiety factors. These pressures have been accelerated by lifestyle changes and
the ever increasing dangers that pop up on a daily basis. As parents, guardians or generally just adults, the key question is how to help kids cope with such complex problems. The answer is Karate. It's a great solution to help solve the problem of the ever present stress, anxiety and fear in our children.
The Four leading Causes of Anxiety and Fear in Kids Irrespective of the cultural, economic or racial divide, there are several key factors that studies have shown that are leading causes of anxiety and fear in kids. These factors include the following; -Fear of criticism from the society: it does rank at the top of almost every kids list. Most kids define criticism as the fear of either being reprimanded by teachers, parents, siblings or even schoolmates and friends. Most kids end up having low self-esteem and are continuously apprehensive about future criticism. -Workload from school: examinations have become the alpha and the omega for school going kids, the school curriculum has grown in leaps and bounds. There are more subjects, projects, assignments and exams being offered. Parents, teachers and the society in general have become more demanding in terms of results and expectations; this translates into more anxiety for kids. -Peer pressure from friends: almost every kid wants to fit into a certain grouping. This desire may force kids to participate in certain activities that their parents or the kids themselves may not approve of. This leads to bouts of anxiety and apprehension as they fear either being caught or are acutely aware of the consequences of their behavior. -Escalated dangers: more than ever, kids are now faced with numerous dangers than what meets the eye. There are more instances of bullying, sexual assault and physical harm from both strangers and people known to them. Most kids are more apprehensive about venturing outside and interacting with strangers or sadly, even close family members. How Karate reduces Stress and Anxiety All over the world, people have come to realize the role of martial arts in keeping its practitioners stress free. Karate ranks quite high in this regard, especially for kids. It does this through several ways; -Karate boosts the self-confidence of kids as they feel more assured about themselves because they can defend themselves against bullies and other physical assault instances. Kids who learn karate tend to face challenges calmly. They have a lot of self belief.

-Karate is also known to help reduce stress. Kids start facing life practically and stop worrying about small problems.

-Children who practice karate tend to have high tolerance levels and learn the importance of respect. They can handle criticism better; they appreciate the need to get better in whatever they do.

-The rigors and physical body movements practiced in karate helps kids to actively keep their minds well occupied from the movements they learn.

-Karate is also known to help build character and personality amongst  kids. They find it relatively easy to say no to something they are not comfortable about. They are not easily swayed by peer pressure or affected by classroom stress.

Why enroll in Karate Classes at Bruce McCorry’s Academy?
With a tradition of 40 years, the academy does pride itself in having a well structured curriculum, highly qualified and very experienced instructors. The classes at Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts are kid's centered, giving due attention to the comfort and ultimate safety of your child. After a few sessions, one is bound to see some transformation in their child. It is also worth noting that the academy is open to both boys and girls. If you desire the best for your children, then Bruce McCorry’s Academy in Peabody, Massachusetts is the place to be. Enroll your child with us today and you won’t regret it!

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Proudly serving Peabody and all surrounding North Shore MA towns such as:
Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Burlington, Danvers, Essex,
Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence,
Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton,
Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, North Reading, Reading,
Revere, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Stoneham, Swampscott,
Topsfield, Wakefield, Wenham, West Newbury, Woburn and Boston.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Mixed Martial Arts Peabody MA

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) at Bruce McCorry's Academy 
written by: Master McCorry

Mixed Martial Arts: The Legacy
Fondly called MMA, the Mixed Martial Arts is a popular adventure martial
art, which draws and synthesizes elements from various other martial arts.
The legacy of blending various art forms can be traced right back to the
time of ancient Athens Olympics. This mixing frenzy reemerged in pre-war
Japan, Pacific and Europe. This synthesizing trend resulted in the
formation of a new martial art, Vale Tudo, which took birth in Brazil.
Towards the late 90s, Vale Tudo spread from Brazil to different parts of
the world, including the US. This developed further to give birth to the
concept called Mixed Martial Arts.
The landmark year in the history of MMA was 1993 – the year in which the Ultimate Fighting Championship [UFC] was constituted with the goal of promoting Mixed Martial Arts. In 1995, the art form was christened with the name Mixed Martial Arts by Rick Blume, the head of Battlecade. Within a few years, the UFC grew into one of the most prominent martial art institutions in the world itself. The Unified Rules and the norms for judging an MMA combat were devised by UFC. Thanks to the great efforts of UFC, MMA is one of the most popular and preferred martial art forms nowadays. Other institutions like PrideFC, World Extreme Cagefighting and Strikeforce are following the path of UFC.
The Variants of Mixed Martial Arts MMA has three styles. The first one, the Stand Up Variant, draws its inspiration from Muay Thai, kickboxing and Karate. The second style is the Clinch Variant, which has its roots in both freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. Elements of Judo can also be seen in the Clinch Variety. The third variety of MMA is the Ground Fighting Method, which is made up of moves and techniques drawn from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo and Judo. MMA combats are usually conducted either as cage fighting or as ring fighting. All the three styles have one common factor: they are all a synthesis of elements drawn from different traditions. They also combine the philosophies underlying various martial art streams. Learning MMA at Bruce McCorry’s Academy To those who want to make martial arts a profession or a serious hobby, Mixed Martial Arts is always an alluring option. The physical and mental advantages of learning MMA are on one side; on the other hand, there is the great scope of achieving fame and wealth through making MMA a profession. Nowadays, MMA is adapted in various degrees, suitable to everyone from kids to seniors. The wide-ranging advantages of learning MMA have made it the favorite choice of martial arts aspirants.
One of the best MMA programs in the North Shore is conducted by the Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts, Peabody, Massachusetts. The MMA coaching at Bruce McCorry’s is customized to suit different age groups. Taking into concern the safety of kids, all kinds of dangerous aspects such as cage and ring fighting are deliberately excluded from the Children’s MMA syllabus. At Bruce McCorry’s, adults too can practice MMA through safe and beneficial methods. The MMA coaching at Bruce McCorry’s aims at the holistic development of the learner, with special emphasis on his/her body and mind. If you aspire to study Mixed Martial Arts, then Bruce McCorry’s is the best option you can choose.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Kids Martial Arts Peabody MA

How Do Martial Arts Make Kids Better in Studies, Sports and Life 
written by: Master McCorry

It is the dream of a parent to see his/her child excelling in studies, sports and extracurricular activities. You provide your kid with the best of everything – the best education, nutritious food, coaching classes, memory boosters, study aids and so on – but nothing really seems to make a difference. However, there is something, which will make a difference. It is martial arts.

Kids and Martial Arts: The Advantages How does martial arts work wonders on your kid? Here are some ways: Martial Arts Makes Kids Better Students Many martial arts like Karate and Kung Fu aim at sharpening your kid’s mental skills. These include memory, concentration, quick thinking, analytic powers and reasoning abilities. A kid who has learned martial arts applies these skills to his/her studies. Surveys have shown that martial arts learners have better analyzing abilities and memory, which help them to understand and remember what they study.


Martial Arts Make Kids Better Persons The power of martial arts is not limited to studies. While learning martial arts, especially the Chinese and Japanese arts, your kids learn the underlying philosophy also. They get exposed to a new view of life. This broadens their vision. Kids who are martial art learners develop self-confidence, self-esteem and boldness. They approach life with a positive view.

Martial Arts Foster Discipline and Punctuality Learning a martial art demands some discipline from kids. Kids who learn martial arts are asked to keep punctuality in their classes, be disciplined, obey their instructors and cooperate with others. As a result, they become more punctual in their school. They finish tasks such as homework, projects and class assignments in time. They behave in the proper way with their classmates and teachers.
Martial Arts Makes Kids Better in Sports and Arts Excelling in sports and arts are as beneficial as excelling in studies. Martial arts assist kids in this too. Through martial arts practice, their motor skills and hand-eye coordination considerably improves. This helps kids in sports like basketball, baseball, soccer and hockey. This also comes handy in dance, ballet and aerobics. Martial arts boosts the physical strength as well. This helps kids to spend more time in their extracurricular activities such as gym and sports without being exhausted.

Martial Arts Makes Kids Healthy Kids today have no physical exercise at all. Spending hours before the television and video games without any outdoor activity makes them prone to obesity and much more complicated problems later in life. Martial arts are a solution. It provides them the much-needed exercise. Obesity and child health problems can be curbed through martial arts. Martial arts provides stamina and energy to kids who are unhealthy and fragile.

Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Programs When you choose something for your kid, you always choose the best. Then why not do it in martial arts as well? Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts, located in Peabody, MA, is the best place to learn martial arts in the North Shore. A tradition of forty years makes the academy unique. The academy is blessed with a serene campus. The teachers here are internationally recognized martial art gurus. Bruce McCorry’s provides courses in Karate, Taekwondo, Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Mixed Martial Arts to name a few. For kids, there are special programs like the Afterschool Program [AMP] and the very popular Summer Program. A specially designed syllabus and high quality safety measures make the academy the best around.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Peabody Karate classes for kids

Bruce McCorry's Little Ninja's Program - The Path to Success 
written by: Master McCorry
Every parent has his/her own share of dreams and hopes about kids, right
from the moment they are born. We all dream about our kids turning out to
be successful, healthy, brilliant and happy in their lives. The molding of
a successful personality starts right from the childhood. In many ways, the
preschool age [3-6 years] is one of the most formative phases of your kid’s
life. You might be asking this question now: what can I do for my
preschooler to ensure his/her success in life? Martial art is the solution.

The Little Ninjas: Learning Martial Arts at Preschool Age
In the age group from 6 to 17 years alone, there are around three million
learners of martial arts, according to the Sports Goods Manufacture
Association. We will not get such an astounding number if we survey the
number of preschoolers who learn martial arts. The major reason behind this
is the unfortunate fact that the prospective of preschool martial arts is
still not properly recognized.

The age from three to five is one of the most decisive phases in your
kid’s life. This is the time when s/he acquires basic coordination and
motor skills and communicative abilities. This is when s/he learns to
mingle with the society and make friends. This is the seminal phase in
which the basics of values and virtues are fostered in his/her mind. There
is much scope for martial arts learning in this preschooler age. 

Martial arts at this age have the following effects on your kid:

· It enhances the basic motor skills of your kid

· It results in the quick development of hand-eye coordination

· Your kid becomes physically strong, healthy and immune to most diseases

· Martial arts help to develop better communication and social skills

· Positive character formation is encouraged by martial arts

Learning Martial Arts at Bruce McCorry’s
How exactly does a preschooler martial arts program works wonders? The
Little Ninja's Program offered by Bruce McCorry’s Academy [Peabody, MA] is
the proof that a well-structured preschooler martial arts program can
transform your kid into a super kid.

The greatest advantage of the Little Ninja's Program is the specially designed syllabus. The curriculum aims at molding the body and mind of the child in a positive manner. This is done mostly through enjoyable fun activities and simplified practice. Through this novel approach, Bruce McCorry’s aims at developing the eight cardinal skills that are pivotal to your kid’s holistic development: the improvement of focus, working as a team, health, disciplined behavior, memory power, balance, hand-eye coordination and control. The friendly attitude from the teachers and staff motivates the kids. The program ensures the kids' safety in every way and takes special care to avoid anything that might be a burden to them at the tender age.

At Bruce McCorry’s your child gets the occasion to interact with the real world and develop his/her attitudes in a positive way. This is a great advantage to them, especially because they are supposed to start at school within 2-3 years. The experience at Bruce McCorry’s will be a much useful preparation for their school life. It will assist them both in studies and in extracurricular activities. The mastery of a martial art becomes a lifelong asset for them and prepares them for further martial arts programs in the academy. 
 

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Martial Arts for Seniors Peabody Ma


Martial Arts for Seniors - The Benefits 
written by: Master McCorry


When we think of martial arts, the first image that comes to our mind is
of young vigorous men and women, bustling with energy. However, martial
arts are often more beneficial to the seniors than they are to youngsters.
Different people take up martial arts for different purposes – some for
maintaining shape, some for keeping up health, some for defense and so on.
However, when you sum things up, martial arts have greater advantages for
an elderly person – it improves the overall quality of their lives. Let us
have a look at the different aspects of martial arts for seniors.

Martial Arts for the Elderly: Benefits
How exactly do martial arts help the elderly? Here are some aspects:

Better health: Most often, seniors face health problems like lifestyle
diseases, arthritis, thyroid and so on. What they need is a proper exercise
method. Martial arts fills this gap and improves their health. Martial arts
also increases immunity. Thus, you can keep at bay the usual worries of old
age such as muscle pain, sleeplessness, lack of appetite and fatigue
through martial arts. Martial arts are also beneficial for people with
Parkinsonism and Alzheimer’s.

Better shape: Old age is that phase in your life when you almost stop
caring about fitness and beauty. Martial arts rejuvenates the vigor and
vitality of the seniors by helping them to remain fit and energetic.
Seniors who practice martial arts do not get exhausted easily. They retain
the vigor of their youth.

Self-Defense: Elders are often the targets of robbers and attackers,
mostly because the society perceives them to be physically vulnerable and
defenseless. Martial arts builds up your stamina and helps you to protect
yourself at an emergency. Most seniors live alone, and self-defense is a
much-needed skill for them.

Social Relations: Psychologists say that after retiring, the sense of not
having anything to engage in haunts most elderly persons. Martial arts give
you a place to go to, a place where you belong. It provides a space where
you can make friends, socialize, spend time happily and come back
revitalized. This sense of community is much beneficial in old age.

Self-Confidence: Old age is a time when you feel less confident about
yourselves. Your body often fails to obey you - it gets tired easily. Your
mind takes time to catch up, and memory often fails you. However, martial
arts makes you self-confident by remedying all these. It makes your body
healthy and energetic; it makes your mind calm and quick. It keeps your
memory sharp. Your self-esteem and self-confidence get enhanced as a
result.


Martial Arts Classes for Seniors at Bruce McCorry’s
Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts (Peabody, MA) is the premier
choice of most seniors when they are asked about the best martial arts
center in Massachusetts. Every year, hundreds of senior citizens join
martial art courses at the academy. All the adult martial art courses are
open to seniors. This includes Taekwondo, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Kickboxing,
Karate and much more. Senior citizens can also have customized training
with less difficult movements. The adaptive nature of the academy makes it
a favorite abode of martial arts aspirants belonging to all age groups.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Self Defense Classes Peabody MA

Self Defense for Women and Men through Martial Arts 
written by: Master McCorry
Everyday, the newspaper reaches our homes with the shocking news of crimes and assaults
. Sadly, these are our realities in today's world. The society has become so insensitive to violence that even the news fails to shock us any more. However, when there is a chance of ourselves becoming a victim, we start dreading. According to the data collected by Neighborhood Scouts, Massachusetts alone reported 184,458 crimes during the last one year, out of which 30,553 were violent crimes. The state reported 210 murders and 1,745 rapes. This shocking study further reveals that your chance of becoming a victim is 1 in 214 in Massachusetts. Men and women are equally prone to this violence. This is not only the case of Massachusetts, but also other societies. Completely eradicating such crimes is still a distant dream for most governments. What we can do from our part is to be always on alert and always prepared to defend ourselves. But, at the same time, we must also go about living our lives happy and without worry. Self-Defense and Martial Arts Preparing ourselves does not mean buying a pepper spray. Of course, a pepper spray can be effective, but to be constantly on alert, you need something more, something like a proper defense technique. Martial arts can be one such technique. 

Let us take a look at how various martial arts can be useful in self defense for 
men and women.

· Kickboxing moves like kicking, punching and kneeing are so quick-paced
that they will help you to attack the enemy even before he/she realizes
what is happening. Kickboxing uses a technique called combat qi, which will
prevent you from feeling pain even if you get hit.

· Karate moves teach you how to dodge or deflect an attacker and then
fight back.

· Aikido helps you to remain invulnerable to any sort of attack and then
hit back, making the attacker vulnerable.

· Kung Fu teaches you different defense methods like centerline defense.
The signature punches in Kung Fu help you to apply as much as 300 pounds of
force to the opponent’s body at once.

· Jiu-Jitsu bases its defense technique on the concept of the center of
gravity. Disrupting the center of gravity of your opponent will help you to
overthrow him/her easily. This works even when the enemy is armed.

· The Keysi Style helps to overpower your attacker without relying upon
kicks and solely relying upon small fast-paced movements.

· Krav Maga improves your hand-eye coordination so intensely that you
become able to defend yourself spontaneously without any second thought.

Other popular martial arts like Tai Chi, Taekwondo, XMA and MMA also help
a lot in self-defense.


Learn to Defend Yourselves at Bruce McCorry’s Academy The former students of Bruce McCorry’s Center of Martial Arts (Peabody, MA) often talk about how the martial art training at the academy equipped them powerfully in self-defense. Bruce McCorry’s has a legacy of 40 years in martial arts. The academy conducts classes in 10 different martial arts. Through this effective training, defense becomes a second nature to you. At the academy, you get the golden chance to learn from the veterans of different martial arts. Martial art classes at the academy help you to realize your potential and develop self-confidence. The classes are open for both adults and kids. Equip yourself to face any attack by taking up martial arts at Bruce McCorry’s.














Tuesday, October 8, 2013

North Shore Ma Martial Arts


North Shore’s Best Martial Arts Academy 
written by: Michael Fulcher

Every day, hundreds of new studies are published about the benefits of
martial arts. For a martial art aspirant, the greatest dream is to learn
quality martial arts in the best martial arts center. Read on to know more
about the most known martial arts academy of Massachusetts – Bruce
McCorry’s Academy.

Bruce McCorry’s – The Legacy
Bruce McCorry’s academy of martial arts has a proud legacy of four
decades. Established in the late 1970s and located in Peabody, North Shore,
MA, Bruce McCorry’s represents the best that is there in international
martial arts traditions. What makes the academy unique is its approach
toward martial arts. The academy believes martial arts to be a complete
self-improvement endeavor. The academy aims at the holistic enhancement of
an individual’s physical, mental and social aspects. Bruce McCorry’s
follows specially devised syllabi and innovative teaching methods. All
these make Bruce McCorry’s rank among the topmost martial arts academies of
North Shore, MA.

Programs and Services
Bruce McCorry’s offers as many as ten different martial arts courses. The
art forms taught at the academy include Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Cardio
Kickboxing, Yoga and Tai Chi. Apart from these popular courses, the academy
conducts kid-oriented programs as well. The After-school Martial Arts
Program (AMP) is a popular course that attracts children from all over the
state. The Summer Program is for those kids who have no time to spend for
martial arts in their day-to-day schedule. For those who love adventure and
wish to take martial arts as a profession, Bruce McCorry’s offers two
programs – the XMA and the MMA. Both courses have national recognition in
the US. Besides all these, Bruce McCorry’s also offers martial art course
for those with special needs, aiming to improve the quality of their lives.
This wide range of courses make Bruce McCorry’s the most popular martial
arts center of North Shore.

Maestros of Bruce McCorry’s One of the reasons for Bruce McCorry’s to become the favorite martial arts choice of the US is the presence of experienced teachers. Most of the Masters at the academy have an experience of more than ten years in their respective martial arts. Master Bruce McCorry, the establisher of the academy is a renowned name among experts. He has proved his merit by performing at the Shaolin temple, the sacred shrine of martial arts like Kung Fu. To accompany him, there is a powerful team of teachers including Madam Sandra LaRosa, Chris Szesto, Jonathan Ring and Madam Christine Arsenault.

     Bruce McCorry
Sandra LaRosa
Areas that Bruce McCorry’s Serve The students from all over Massachusetts flock to Bruce McCorry’s for the world-class martial arts experience. The reach of the academy spreads over most North Shore locations like Amesbury, Danvers, Georgetown, Ipswich, Manchester, Reading, North Reading, Topsfield, Boston, Essex, Hamilton, Lawrence, Nahant, Salem, Wakefield, Andover, North Andover, Gloucester, Haverhill, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Newbury, West Newbury, Revere, Salisbury, Wenham, Boxford, Groveland, Lynn, Merrimac, Newburyport, Saugus, Burlington, Methuen, Rockport, Stoneham, Woburn, Middletown, Rowley and Swampscott. However, the academy’s services are not confined to these localities. Students from all over the US choose to study at Bruce McCorry’s every year.

Thousands of former students have unanimously agreed that Bruce McCorry’s provides the best martial arts training. The success of these students is the driving force behind the academy’s glory.

They offer a free introductory class.  Give them a try.  You will be glad you did.  Call today at (978) 535-7878 

The are online at www.brucemccorrys.com


Friday, October 4, 2013

Martial Arts for Adults Peabody

How Martial Arts helps Adults to Reduce Anxiety 
written by: Master McCorry

Martial arts are no more an unfamiliar topic to common man, thanks to the hundreds of movies on the subject. However, these movies have implanted a wrong notion in us that martial arts are based on violence and aggression. In fact, this is the exact opposite of the real goal of martial arts – they aim at reducing aggression, hostility and anxiety. Let us explore the nexus between anxiety and martial arts a bit further.
Why We Worry?

Anxiety and consequent violent outbursts are quite normal in today’s life.
We worry for everything, from the most trivial reasons to the most
hazardous dangers. 

Here are some major causes behind anxiety among adults:

· Stress from work: Every work demands something from the worker. Is my
work perfect? Will my superiors and customers accept and appreciate my
work? All these are our concerns.

· Time management: In the hurry style of the modern society, managing time
is quite challenging. We all have too much things to do and too little
time. This adds to our anxiety.

· Managing duties: All of us have multiple duties to perform. A worker at
office, a parent at home, a partner in relationship – finding space for all
these and managing them simultaneously requires some skill. Yet another
cause to worry.

· Health and Beauty: Most people are unsatisfied by the way they look and
feel about themselves. On one hand are the worries of every average human
being: looking unfit, looking dull, ageing and so on. On the other hand are
the concerns about health – diabetes, cholesterol, obesity and the like.
All these contribute to anxiety.


Can Martial Arts be an Answer?
Definitely, YES! 
Many studies have proven the great role martial arts play
in reducing stress and anxiety among adults. What makes this possible?
First, martial arts lessen the occurrence of situations that cause anxiety.
On the other hand, martial arts acts like a mechanism to reduce anxiety in
itself.

· Martial arts increases our concentration and diligence. Naturally our
work improves. This means less chance for worrying at the office.

· Martial arts soothes us and makes us appreciate life without haste.
Gradually, our time management improves, and this reduces our anxiety
considerably.

· Martial arts strengthens our social skills. Our relationships with
colleagues, kids and partners improves. We find time for everyone, and this
eliminates one big cause of stress from our chart – namely strained
relations.

· Martial arts makes us physically robust. It rejuvenates us and keeps us
fit. It prevents lifestyle diseases to an extent. Secondly, it makes us
appreciate our worth and helps us to be self-contented. We stop worrying
about our body.

· Martial arts do the benefit of a meditation. It keeps our mind calm and
makes thoughts clear.

· Martial arts keeps physical fatigue and mental worries at bay. Rhythmic
movements in martial arts refresh our body and mind.



Lead a Stress-Free Life with Bruce McCorry’s Academy

Many martial art aspirants who want a stress-free life choose to learn
martial arts at Bruce McCorry’s Academy, Peabody, Massachusetts. Bruce
McCorry’s with a tradition of 40 years offers many different martial arts
courses. In the academy, experienced teachers conduct classes based on a
simple syllabus. The serene atmosphere evokes the tranquility of a
worship-center. Bruce McCorry’s offers classes for both children and
adults. The academy offers a pleasant learning experience aimed at reducing
stress. Within a few weeks of training, you will experience less stress,
less aggression and fewer outbursts in your life. Come to Bruce McCorry’s
and begin life anew. 

Proudly serving Peabody and all surrounding North Shore MA towns such as:
Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Burlington, Danvers, Essex,
Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence,
Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton,
Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, North Reading, Reading,
Revere, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Stoneham, Swampscott,
Topsfield, Wakefield, Wenham, West Newbury, Woburn and Boston.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Martial Art Programs for Adults

The Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults 
written by: Master McCorry

The benefits of martial arts are a recurring topic in discussion forums. However, most discussions label martial arts as something that assists the all-round development of kids. They ignore the astounding role of martial arts in improving the adult life. In fact, martial arts have no age barriers – anybody from a preschooler to an octogenarian can embrace martial arts. Yet, in the case of adults, martial arts possess some definite advantages that will enhance the quality of life.


Healthy Life through Martial Arts Once you are an adult, health starts becoming more of a concern for you. Doctors and martial arts veterans opine that martial arts have a considerable impact on our health. 

Here are some points they highlight:

· Martial arts like Kung Fu build our cardiovascular strength by boosting
blood circulation and through breathing exercises.

· Physical movements involved in martial arts help to build a powerful and
fit body.

· Different moves in martial arts target at toning different muscles in
the body. This helps to achieve flexible and well-built muscles.

· Martial arts have a considerable hand in reducing lifestyle diseases
like diabetes, thyroid and cholesterol.
Martial Arts and the Mind The hectic lifestyle of the 21st century places more burden on our brains than we can handle. 

Martial arts refine our mind in different ways.

· Martial arts, especially the meditation-based ones like Tai-Chi, stress
on the redistribution of energy to different energy points. They help to
fill our mind with positive energy and spirit.

· The philosophy behind most martial arts is based on meditation and
relaxing. Thus, martial arts are a perfect stress-relief tool for our mind.

· After a whole day of working, naturally, the mind will be tired and
preoccupied. Martial arts divert our attention and make us appreciate the
good aspects of life.

Strengthening Bonds through Martial Arts The society we live in demands a certain code of conduct from us. Often, we, or others in the society falter in keeping up with these norms, and this leads to strained relations. 

Can martial arts be a solution?

· Martial arts teaches us fundamental social virtues like patience, mutual
respect, understanding and forgiving. This helps us to maintain better
relationships with our friends, family and colleagues. 

· Martial arts assists us considerably in office. It increases our
concentration and time management skills. Naturally, the work improves and
perfection achieves. Recognition from others further boosts our confidence
and self-worth.

· Every society hides some potential dangers, and they emerge despite all
the protection from law and rules. Even adults are not free from these
dangers. The best way to protect ourselves is by learning to defend.
Martial arts teaches us how to defend ourselves.

Bruce McCorry’s Martial Art Programs for Adults Bruce McCorry’s is the favorite choice of those who aspire to learn martial arts in the North Shore and surrounding areas. Located at Peabody, MA, Bruce McCorry’s possesses a legacy of 40 years in martial arts, something to be proud of. The courses are open to both kids and adults alike. Here students can ask for personalized courses, with over ten martial arts to choose from. The choices range from subtler ones like Tai-Chi to combat-based ones like MMA and XMA. Training is under well-known martial art stalwarts like Master Bruce McCorry. If a better life is your goal, then Bruce McCorry’s is the road to take.


www.brucemccorrys.com