Top 4 Benefits of Martial Arts

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Martial Arts have been practiced almost as long as we have recorded history. Thousands and thousands of years spent perfecting how the body moves and fights. Initially, as the name states, martial arts were practiced for warfare. As time progressed they began to take upon more of a developmental role for those who train. With thousands of years of practice and success, the martial arts must be doing something right for those who train. We created a list of the top four ways that martial arts ca...
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6 Reasons to Chose Martial Arts For Your Child!

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Being a parent it can become overwhelming trying to decide what sports, activities, hobbies to push your child into. Each type has their benefits and their shortcomings, however we here at Gentle Art Dojo believe that martial arts are the best thing that you can have your child join at a young age!  Here are 10 reasons to consider Martial Arts for your Child or Adolescent over or in addition to Team Sports: 1. SELF-DEFENSE This is the number one reason why most people decide t...
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Flow State Training

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Flow state optimization has become a hot topic in the world of physical and mental training over the past few years. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi defines flow state as when, “your skill level and the challenge at hand are equal.” To put it in layman's terms a “Flow State” is essentially being in the zone. When nothing exists except the task you are performing. The benefits of flow state training include; accelerating learning and skill development, stress release, improved productivity....
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Learning From Losing

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Regarded as one of the greatest American Football Coaches of all time, Vince Lombardi once said “If you can’t accept losing, you can’t win.” Losing is inevitable, it is how we react to the loss that lays the groundwork for how we will eventually win. Though this quote comes from one of the most successful NFL coaches of all time, it rings true in all walks of life, none more than those of us who chose to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an incredibly humbling sport by design...
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Should I Compete in BJJ?

Should I Compete in BJJ?
Competition is something that is intrinsic to human beings. As long as history has been recorded there has been competition. From the ancient olympic games of Greece to the Highland Games of Scotland, physical competition is at our core. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is no exception to this. From the Vale Tudo matches and early UFC matches, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has always looked to prove its supremacy over the fight game. As a result, in BJJ there is a very rich culture of competition. This le...
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Getting Rid of I Can’t

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai are commitments. Signing up for either one is a commitment beyond yourself. You are committing to learning a new art, being a good training partner, and changing your life. Joining a gym like ours is completely different from joining your every day workout gym. Lives are changed through these sports every day. However, People tell themselves reasons why they can’t join. There is no “I can’t,” there is always a way.  “I can’t join, I don’t have t...
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