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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5 Ways to Find Your Perfect Gym

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Gym Vibes Joining a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team is a lot like finding a new set of friends or support system.  The atmosphere should match your personal goals so you can get the most from your training.  You will be challenging yourself in ways you have never expected and you will be spending a lot of time at the academy training, learning, and reaching new goals.  So you definitely need to feel comfortable with your new teammates and coaches. These relationships will be incredib...
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Self-Defense Vs. Competition

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Fighting is ingrained in the DNA of all humans. It is one of the few things that transcends language, race, and culture. From the beginning of time Humans’ have been fighting to eat and survive. As time progressed and humans’ developed, so did the manner in which they fought. Cultures across the world were developing styles of fighting that suited them; whether it was Muay Thai in Thailand, Kung-Fu in China, or Wrestling in Greece, everybody was fighting. Primarily these arts were used in war, ...
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6 Questions You May Be Too Embarrassed to Ask

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Though Martial Arts have been prominent in our culture for the past 40-50 years, the specifics of all martial arts are something that many are unaware of. Mainstream sports such as Football, Basketball, and Hockey are so ingrained in our culture that, even if you are not interested, you will still absorb much of the knowledge. In our gym we teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. Many people will only be introduced to these sports through MMA or a friend that already trains. As a result of man...
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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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Business as Usual?

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Classes are back! Here at Gentle Art Dojo we are finally emerging on the other side of the quarantine and stay-at-home fiasco of the past few months. We can not thank everybody enough for the kind words and support that they showed us through the closure of our school. The quarantine was long and boring at times but the fog is clearing and it is time to shake off the cobwebs and get back to business!  In accordance with the Massachusetts Phase 2 guidelines we have already started runnin...
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Get to Know Your Coaches!

Get to Know Your Coaches!
Raphael Raphael Carneiro is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Marco Antonio Barbosa and has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 17 years. Raphael has competed and still competes in most of the main IBJJF tournaments such as Worlds, Europeans and International Opens. His most recent win came as a double gold medal in the medium-heavy and open weight class black belt division of the Kansas City Open. He hopes to repeat this feat at the upcoming Pan-ams. He is also a remarkable ...
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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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Working out and the Corona Virus

Working out and the Corona Virus
So by now we all know of the Corona virus that has been spreading recently. However we have good news, you do not have to avoid the gym! Much of the Coronavirus can be prevented using everyday hygiene routines.  This is the official response from the CDC regarding precautions to take during this time: Clean your hands oftenWash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezin...
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Rob is #11 in the UFC’s Bantam Weight Division. He holds a winning record of 16-4-0 (W-L-D) MUAY THAI CLASSES WITH UFC VETERAN ROB FONT! UFC Fighter ROB FONT is now teaching MUAY THAI classes at Gentle Art Dojo! Rob is #11 in the UFC’s Bantam Weight Division. He holds a winning record of 16-4-0 (W-L-D) Class Schedule: MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS @7:00PM Muay Thai or Thai Boxing also known as the “The Art Of the Eight Limbs” is the national sport and cultural martia...
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