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  • Face Everything And Rise...

    Students are back at school now. Back to new teachers, a new grade, new lessons to be learned but also back to homework, meeting new friends and unfortunately , back to intimidation by bullies. As a martial artist, training in regular consistent classes helps you learn to face new challenges with confidence and bravery. For the beginning martial arts student it is a challenge to get up in front of the instructor and classmates and perform their kata. My suggestion is to take every opportunity to do your kata in front of people. Remember, all the instructors at the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts
    wants only the best for you so going into class with the “Oh what the heck, ....

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  • Eagles Are Very Fascinating Animals

    They have several characteristics that are worth studying and emulating. Some of these include beauty, strength, vision, and boldness. I believe that there are several characteristics we should apply, as martial artists, in our own lives but for the purposes of this blog, let’s focus on how eagles handle storms. Eagles have the ability to detect storms long before they actually happen. It is even more remarkable is that upon sensing a storm, rather than attempt to escape it like most other birds or animals will do, eagles position themselves to take advantage of the incoming winds that will eventually lift them above the storm. The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the ....

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    An article in the Journal of Sport and Health Science reports a study that shows that learning new “Martial Movement ™” techniques and kata, which includes physical as well as cognitive components, in karate training are improved. Furthermore, we assume that karate training in older adults could have an additional effect: the reduction of falling risk. This is due to the relation between cognitive abilities and falling risk and the training of balance and leg muscles by karate exercises. Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095254615000939 ....

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  • Who would like this belt?

    Kyoshi walked into a black belt candidate class one day carrying two belts. One was a brand new Black Belt and the other a very old, faded, and falling apart Black Belt. He looked at the class by holding up the new Black Belt. In the dojo full of 30 people, he asked. "Who would like this new Black Belt?" All hands went up. He then said, "I am going to give this to one of you one day, but first, let me do this." He proceeded to twist and fold it and even slammed it on the floor. Then, picking it up, asked. "Who still wants it?" Hands were up in the air. "Well," he replied, "what if I do this?" He took the class ....

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    Teen & Adult Kardio Kicks Classes are a blast! Like & Share this video with your friends and family! CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO ....

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  • Karate Uniform, Karate Gear: What Does Your “Karate Kid” Need For Her First Class?

    So you have enrolled your child in martial arts school, congratulations! This is the first step to a rewarding journey for both of you. You probably have a few concerns about what is ahead but at the same time you’re probably really excited to see your child get into the martial arts. So what equipment, uniform and gear do you need to buy for the first class -- and how much should it cost? One of the great things about the martial arts is that it doesn’t cost much to get started compared to other activities. For example a set of good golf clubs can cost as much as $1000 or more. Starting soccer can lead to multiple purchases of a soccer shirt and shorts, socks and ....

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  • Karate – What Is It Really All About?

    This question seems easy to answer. But the truth is that it is not an easy question to answer at all, because it must be answered on so many different levels. “What is karate really all about?” Is it about learning some punches, kicks and blocks? Is it about memorizing endless routines? Is it about self-defense? Is it about health and fitness? How about making friends and socializing? And what about all of those buzzwords such as self-discipline, self-confidence, self-control, self-esteem and all of those other ‘self’ prefixes that cater to our egos? I have been training and studying the Martial Arts for over 40 years and have done plenty of research on ....

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  • Is Your Little One Ready To Become A Karate Kid?

    Beginner level Karate Kids seem to be getting younger and younger nowadays. What is the right age to start the martial arts? Is your little one ready to become a karate kid? Back when I started practicing martial arts in the mid 70s the youngest student that karate schools would take was 13 years old. Consequently I started karate at the age of 13. I was then thrown in with the adults and was given the option to “sink or swim”. As karate has become more popular over the years, kids of a younger age are getting started in the martial arts. There has, of course, been a strong influence from movies such as the Karate Kid (1984) Ninja Turtles (1990) and the Power Rangers ....

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  • Is Karate Practice A Viable Option For Your Family?

    If you’re like any good parent you no doubt enjoy spending time with your kids and sharing some quality activities with them. This may include kicking a soccer ball around the back yard, going to the local park for some pitching practice, or putting some cool music on in your front room and trying out your new hip-hop groove. However, how many actual opportunities are there for families to participate together in the same class doing something that is beneficial to all involved? The martial arts at the Academy of Martial Arts in Port Credit offer one such opportunity. There is a phrase used in the martial arts industry and it says that, “A family that trains ....

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  • C.A.N.I.

    Constant And Never-ending Improvement
    (CANI) is probably best described with the old saying “If you stop trying to become better then you’ll stop being good.” Henry Ford had a dream of making an automobile affordable enough so that the average American could own one. Was he happy with his car? Yes! Was he satisfied? No! He wanted to produce more of them quickly so that he could reduce the cost and more people could afford them. In order to make the car more affordable he knew that he would have to figure out a way to bring the cost of producing the car down. Through the combination of some brilliant thinking, a large amount of common sense, and a long series of ....

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  • Simple, not easy, but simple...

    The core value of DEDICATION
    cannot be held, accumulated, placed on a shelf, or hung on a wall. It is a moral code that can only be experienced because it is given and received from person to person or an individual to a cause. At the Academy of Martial Arts you spend many years standing side by side with your fellow students, training, challenging, encouraging, and supporting each other, a bond is formed through this shared experience that develops into a relationship where those standing with you become your ‘extended’ family, like your martial arts brothers and sisters. This sense of Dedication and Loyalty is not discovered as much as it is nurtured ....

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  • Potatoes, eggs or coffee?

    A daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn't know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot and ground coffee beans in the third pot. He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what ....

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  • BBWOW - Legend Tells Us That

    Legend tells that the Ryukyuan king had always wanted to know whether a man could fight and win against an angry bull or not. Sure, bullfighting was (and is, to some extent) popular in Okinawa, but rarely did men participate in these events, as it was always bull vs. bull. Ushi-zumo (bull sumo) it is called. Anyway, to test how a man would do, the king chose his closest bodyguard Matsumura to fight the bull
    . As a bonus he also got to see how well Matsumura could handle himself in a life or death confrontation, proving if he really was worthy of his “chief bodyguard” title. Of course, the other Okinawan Karate masters advised him that he ....

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  • Black Belt Word of the Week - EFFORT

    “When it comes to getting a raise, or the new position at work, do you think the boss will choose the person who puts just enough effort in or the one who takes the initiative and does more than is required of them?” The last few months has been “very hot” as well as challenging for some of the students getting ready for black belt next month (November 27 th ) and my congratulations goes to those who have stayed focused because the Black Belt Word of the Week
    has been applied by each and every one of them. Besides putting in the time the formula of self-confidence plus massive amounts of EFFORT
    are important keys to any martial accomplishment and ....

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  • Benefits of Martial Arts

    Martial arts can greatly benefit anyone and everyone who takes the time and effort to go far in it. Martial art teaches respect, discipline, hard work, healthiness, and pure will and strength. Which are all excellent lessons for children of all ages, and can even be good lessons for some adults; especially if it’s an adult looking to live a healthier lifestyle or have a way to defend themselves and their family. Having a child take a martial arts class can be beneficial in that the child will be learning important life skills that will help them throughout their life. Skills such as self discipline and hard work are just two of the helpful skills they shall be taught, and these ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Mississauga - Academy Of Martial Arts - Thank You For Voting For Us!

    Thank You For Voting For Us!

    Academy of Martial Arts recently won the 2016 Top Choice Award for Martial Arts School in Mississauga. Thank you to all who voted and made this possible! http://topchoiceawards.com/winners/2016/mississauga/port-credit-academy-of-martial-arts/ ....

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  • Adjusting the thermostat in your mind...

    I want you think that there is a mobile phone app called the ‘My Mind Thermostat’
    and, like the smart home apps, you can set and adjust your thermostat app to different degrees or levels of confidence. Most people, because of life’s challenges, set their thermostat app to a comfort zone and seem to be happy with that. However, like the different seasons in nature we all have different mental, emotional and physical seasons throughout life and we must, as martial artists, always adjust our thermostat with our thoughts, beliefs, and positive attitudes and get out of the comfort zone and into the success zones of mentality. Confidence
    is polished through information and ....

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  • The time will never be right...

    When it gets right down to it you can say you train in the martial arts (Karate, fitness kickboxing, MMA, Tai Chi) and think about going to class. You can fully believe that you are a martial artist but when it gets right down to it you just have to get off the couch, get out of the house and take massive ACTION
    ! Action
    is how wisdom changes the world. Without action
    , our knowledge and insights expire with us. Through action
    , whatever good qualities we nurture in our selves bears fruit around us. Uninformed or misguided action
    can be destructive, and much harm is done by people who genuinely seek to do well. But humble thoughtful action
    is what moves us toward a ....

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  • Back To School Time - Part 1

    Attention Parents: Are You Forgetting Some Very Important School Supplies! Martial Arts May Be the One Supply That Can Guarantee Honour Roll Performance...
    Back to school season is almost in full swing. If you’re like many parents you’re starting pick up those all important “School Supplies.” Topping the list are the pencils, pens, notebooks, art supplies, new clothes and many others. All will be much needed tools for your child throughout the 2015-2016 school year. But there are some very important intangibles that can help your child have a fantastic year that usually doesn’t make the “school supply” list. Not Having These Tools Can Lead To Academic Under Performance.
    85% of ....

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  • Back To School - Part 2

    Attention Parents: Still Forgetting Some Very Important School Supplies? In part 1 of this very necessary topic I discussed thing like how the Martial Arts may be the one school supply to guarantee better grades, how physical fitness improves academic performance, and how the Martial Arts is that one supply that will help your child when they are finished school and have become a mature, contributing member of society. In part 2 I will be expanding on some of the above areas as well as introducing some life-enhancing benefits including being bully safe, Confidence, Discipline, Focus, Leadership Ability, and Concentration. Life Enhancing Benefits- No Special Skills Required...
    We ....

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  • Three Secrets to Success For Martial Arts Kids

    After more than 30 years of research and study the senior instructors and I have discovered three secrets to success thatalmost guarantee black belt success for the children who train at our martial arts academy... READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE ....

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  • Black belt Word of the Week - June 22

    A person with an unconquerable will does not accept defeat! They have a spirit that does not accept failure. This is an important part of being a martial artist, because on our journey to Black Belt, we may experience setbacks. It’s been said, if you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough! Read more... Click Here ....

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  • Black Belt Word of the Week - June 1st

    Pick a word....any word!
    During yesterday's Junior Black Belt Class I asked the kids to think of a word that they thought would be perfect for the Black Belt word of the Week and suggest it to me after class. The word with that had the most suggestions would be this weeks BBWOW. Strong, leadership, independence, confidence was suggested but the most popular suggestion (10 times) was COURAGE
    ! Read more here... ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Mississauga - Academy Of Martial Arts - Black Belt Word of the Week - May 11th

    Black Belt Word of the Week - May 11th

    Clean Up Your Room Day Was Yesterday!
    I do expect that all our karate moms had the opportunity to be ‘spoiled’ yesterday by their karate family! Holidays and special days like Mothers Day, as well know is an opportunity for each and every one of us to take some time out of our busy lives and reflect on what that person or people mean to us. The adjective Thankful
    is "to feel pleased and feel a sense of relief” is the Black Belt Word of the Week
    and spending the day honouring mom because you are pleased and relieved that she has been there for you is to have and attitude of gratitude. I Am Truly Thankful… For The Bills I Get, Taxes I Pay, And Cheques I Write… ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Mississauga - Academy Of Martial Arts - Black Belt Word of the Week - April 27th

    Black Belt Word of the Week - April 27th

    If you have ever had the opportunity to watch surfers there is one thing you will notice. It is their incredible patience. Even when the surf isn’t up and the waves seem to be few and far between on any given day, there will surfers out there calmly waiting for their chance to catch a wave. According to surfertoday.com, the average surfer waits about three - six minutes to have anything... read the rest of the article ... http://goo.gl/UM6Ewo ....

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  • Testimonials

    I have already experienced many positive benefits from training at the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts. The first would be overcoming the fear of trying something new. It certainly was nerve wracking the first few classes - however, with perseverance - things start to fall in place and the journey begins. Along with this comes an increased sense of self-discipline for sticking to it. I am also finding that my fitness level is increasing with every karate and cardio kickboxing class - this is a great cross training for my long distance running and overall physical strength and conditioning. I see the benefits of training in my son as well and am excited for my daughter to begin as soon ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Mississauga - Academy Of Martial Arts - Open House

    Open House

    Join us for our Open House this weekend! When: Friday, February 13 from 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM AND Saturday, February 14 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where: 108 Lakeshore Road East Port Credit, Ontario L5G1E3 POP A BALLOON AND RECEIVE A DISCOUNT ON MERCHANDISE AND MEMBERSHIPS!
    905-278-7234 or fill out the short form on the side of this page for more information!

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  • Kids Martial Arts Classes and Adult Classes for the Mississauga and Port Credit Areas

    Check out our new website for Academy Of Marital Arts!
    We proudly serve the Mississauga, Port Credit, and surrounding areas! Come see the programs and deals we have to offer. Kids Marital Arts, Adult Karate, Kardio Kickboxing and SO MUCH MORE! Fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! Don't forget to click here to Like us on Facebook
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