What is the “BEST” Martial Art?

What is the best Martial Art? Recently, a highly publicized bout between a Chinese MMA fighter and a Chinese Tai Chi master shook the Chinese martial art community causing a great deal of conversation worldwide. MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong openly stated many traditional Chinese martial arts were overly commercialized, and accused the old style masters […]

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SAFE Family Word

Just about everyone has heard the phrase “stranger danger”. Everyone knows to stay away from strangers, that strangers are people we don’t know who could potentially hurt us. As children, we’re taught this in schools, by parents, at church or sports practices or on television – everywhere. The problem is, statistically the person most likely […]

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Diversity, Inclusion and Martial Art

Next month, Elmo will be palling around with a brand new friend on Sesame Street: A Muppet named Julia. Julia is four years old with red hair and green eyes, and she likes to paint and pick flowers. Julia has autism. The character of Julia was introduced to the world last year during Sesame Street’s […]

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Martial Art Foundations: CONFIDENCE

Martial Art and Confidence Our Juniors’ classes stress a different core value weekly. We call it “the theme of the week.” Last week, our theme was Confidence, which we defined as “believing in yourself.” That self belief – that confidence – is hugely important to developing youth, and has a profound affect on their lives. […]

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Martial Art vs. Depression

“Can Martial Art training help fight depression?” Prozac and competitors have accumulated >$10 Billion in annual sales and reshaped the clinical treatment of depression. A Growing body of medical research, including 3 studies back in 2005 (by The American Psychological Association) showed aerobic and weightlifting routines were effective in combating depression. What the research shows […]

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Martial Fitness® Challenge for Kids!

Sijo Bruce Lee was famously quoted as saying that fitness was the most neglected area of athletic training. At The Welch Martial Art Experience (TWE), we strongly believe in the importance of fitness for all of our students, adult and child alike. Last year, we launched our Martial Fitness® challenge based on the formula created […]

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3 Benefits of Deep Relaxation

The next time you feel the need to ‘tune out’ and grab a moment of quiet time, or feel you just “don’t have the time”, remind yourself of all the benefits relaxation can have for your body.  Meditation can help achieve a state of deep relaxation where tension is released from the body on a […]

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Recovery is as (if not MORE) important as training

Yes, martial art training can be a key component to the art of self defense as well as strength and aerobic training. I also believe a key area provided many martial art based regimens lies in the art of stretching and recovery. Recovery balances the immune and hormonal systems, aids digestion and facilitates the removal […]

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Transitions In UX Design

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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