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  • “What can Martial Arts do for my child?”

    The answer is a lot. Maybe your child lacks focus, and it can be frustrating to constantly try and focus their attention. Or maybe they struggle with attention in school. Or maybe they are overly energetic or shy. All of these things can impact a child’s behavior, self esteem, the ability to learn and the way they act. Martial arts gives real time feedback. To learn moves kids must focus intently, this builds their focus and discipline. They work in groups or by themselves and learn to work together and also be self reliant. Above all else it prepares children for a successful future. ....

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  • The Benefits of Joining the Best* Martial Arts School in Mississauga

    Martial arts training is not about learning to fight at all — it teaches you self-discipline, technique and respect to name a few things. Martial Arts training takes dedication and patience but for anyone looking to learn self-defense, get in better shape, meet new friends, you will find the Martial Arts taught at the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts will be a life-changing experience. Why should you enroll in our Martial Arts classes? Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts, the city of Mississauga, and its students know exactly why. It is an incredible way to become fit, muscular and toned. It’s a form of exercise you will never get bored doing, as is often the case ....

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  • Why Rest Days Are an Important Part of Martial Arts Training

    Successful training in any physical endeavor requires a balance putting in hard work and proper rest. Many people forget to that your body’s actually breaking down muscle while working out; rest, sleep and nutrition are what help you build muscle that is stronger than before. This rest period is even more important when the physical acclimation of your muscles and bone structure is combined with learning a specific move or skill. At the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts , ourinstructorsmake sure all students know the importance of rest and the benefits of give your mind and body time to recover. In martial arts, we train physically to become stronger, sharper and ....

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  • Are We Having Fun Yet? Stress and Exercise

    Like taxes, stress is a part of everyone’s life. If you read an any article on stress most experts tell us that some stress is good because without it there would be no motivation to do anything! However, if you are like some people, serious stress and anxiety makes them feel bad physically and unable to eat, which isn’t good at all! For most of us though, stress is at a low-level most of the time. Our daily tasks and relationships give us a bit of stress but not to the point of major anxieties. Our bodies response to low-level stressors is designed to motivate us to action with a slightly raised heart rate and increased mental clarity similar to the ....

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  • PARENTS GUIDE ON HOW TO BE A “KARATE COACH” AT HOME

    Step 1: Develop a consistent practice schedule
    Start out slow, but make sure you set aside a specific time and stick to that schedule as much as you can. Step 2: Keep practice short
    Training at home for 15 minutes a day ensures that you get practice in, without overwhelming your child. Take it one step at a time, and if you keep your practices short you will both be more likely to stick to them. Step 3: Reward Efforts
    Positive reinforcement does a world of good. Encourage your child in a positive manner. Remember to watch everything your child does, encourage a lot, and correct a little. Step 4: Expect progress
    As your child continues to practice you will see ....

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  • Spiritual and Mental Benefits of Martial Arts

    According to history, in A.D. 527, an emperor named Wu Di invited an Indian monk named Bodhidharma to visit China and help monks improve their health and physical skills. After journeying throughout China, he came upon a Buddhist temple in the province of Henan where he found the monks too weak and helpless against marauding bandits. After knowing learning the precarious situation of the monks, it was said that Bodhidharma meditated for nine years about what to do to help his fellow Buddhist clerics. After meditating, Bodhidharma wrote two books: ìYi Jin Jingî and ìXi Sui Jingî. The former was about exercises for developing external strength while the ....

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  • Top Reasons Athletes Should Meditate

    With the increasing amount of scientific evidence in the past several years, meditation is something that shouldn’t be ignored. As anyone who’s ever played a sport knows, the biggest opponent is always the one between your ears. Meditation gives you ways to deal with this ‘opponent.’ It doesn’t matter the sport; any athlete can benefit from the benefits of meditation. Meditation study on athletic performance is still in its beginning stages. But, meditation has been shown to help in other areas that could relate to athletic ability. Every coach should be looking at the studies that have revealed the usefulness of meditation. Phil Jackson, one of the ....

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  • Benefits of Kardio Kicks Training for Overall Fitness

    You will improve your health and have a fitter body by getting into kardio kicks training fitness programs. Kardio Kicks is the one of the best ways for you to have a stronger body and gain confidence. Kardio kicks workouts can help you be more aware and have the ability to protect yourself. Many people see positive results from kardio kicks training. You will develop stronger and more defined arms and legs. These classes also help you to gain a sense of inner strength and emotional balance. Kardio kicks training classes came into mainstream physical fitness training almost 25 years ago. People have seen the benefits on the cardiovascular and toning of the muscles from ....

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  • 10 Tips for Fitness Success

    Getting healthy and fit is on the minds of most people. However, many people are not consistent and fail in the first three months of an exercise program. But when fitness training becomes a habit and they stick to it, something magical happens after four months. You are finally getting the results you expect and chances are you will continue with the exercise program. Here a 10 simple tips to help you with your fitness success.
    Get Moving.
    Resolve to be active in a variety of physical activities, like the Martial Arts, on a regular basis that will develop strength, cardiovascular capacity and flexibility.
    Prime the Pump.
    Resolve to participate in physical ....

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  • DO YOU KNOW WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN MARTIAL ARTS?

    At the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts, we are conveying a strong message to our community as to why everyone, including you , should learn Martial Arts. This idea, for me, isn’t new; I have been studying the Martial Arts for over forty years. I believe that everyone should learn Martial Arts, but did you know that there are some very specific reasons why the Martial Arts goes way beyond self-defense. It can help in nearly every aspect of your life - enhanced health and fitness, physical enrichment, increased confidence, better concentration, relaxation, and, better behavior. The list goes on and on. This may sound too good to be true but it’s not!
    As a matter ....

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