How to Tie A Karate Belt

In this post we will show you how to tie a karate belt. Although different martial arts may have different ways of tying belts, will explore a way you could tie it for Karate. It is important to tie it correctly to prevent it from coming undone while practicing. A belt that keeps untying can be distracting and prevent you from training correctly as karate and any other martial arts requires focus!

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How to Build Confidence with Martial Arts

Discipline, Respect, Focus, and Confidence are a few traits that martial arts can help develop. In this post we will explore how you can build confidence with martial arts training.

Take Training Personal
Martial Arts is a personal journey even though you have a community of students to help you, and an instructor to mentor you. Despite all the support, you are the one to put in the work to develop and progress as an individual. Confidence cannot be built without getting uncomfortable and challenging yourself. Martial Arts typically incorporates a belt ranking system that requires students to pass a test each time they advance to the next belt. The student can learn more advance techniques as they move up in ranks.  Moving up in belt ranks requires a lot of hard work which comes with rewards and development of confidence. Each belt ranks gets more difficult and requires perseverance. You will have to demonstrate forms and techniques by yourself in front of the rest of the students and instructors to show that you are confidently able to perform alone and in front of a group. Take ownership of your training. You will see the benefits of increased confidence, wellness, and focus as soon as you are willing to take ownership of your training.

Participate in Sparring, Tournaments, and Demonstrations!
You cannot expect to build confidence with ease.  Sparring, tournaments, and demonstrations are a few ways to build confidence with martial arts. When sparring you are against one or more opponents and you get to practice what you learn in what is the closest thing to real fighting. You will learn that there will be times you will lose and times  you will win. There will also always be people better than you. Practicing with these people will allow you to develop your skills much quicker because you are surrounding yourself with people who have already gone through what you are learning. Ever heard of the term, “You are the average of who you surround yourself with?”, that also applies to martial arts. Although it is difficult, you will see yourself progress much quicker, which in turn will help develop more confidence.  Demonstrations are challenging but also fun! Some dojos will create a specific team to do demonstrations at local state fairs and shows. For example, your dojo could do a Holiday nut cracker show that incorporates martial arts at a local high school to not only support the community through entertainment, but also to showcase the benefits of learning martial arts. Demonstrations allow students to face their fears of stage freight and practice when they learned.

build-confidence-martial-artsLead Others when Given Opportunities
As you move up in belt ranks and increase in knowledge and skill, martial arts typically requires you to help a lower rank student progress. Helping could mean mentoring other students, leading a class through warm ups and activities, and even teaching your own class! There will always be people better than you, but also people who could learn from you. Even as a Yellow Belt, you could teach what you learned to a White Belt student. The practice of helping others will not only help you to validate learns, but also help you to build confidence. Some martial arts programs require you to accumulate assisting hours to show that you have contributed to the dojo and another student’s development.

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How to Discipline Children with Martial Arts Online.

Martial Arts online is a great way to counterbalance the negative messages bombarding your children from movies, television and other forms of pop culture.

According to The Center of Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age (6.4 million) have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011. The percentage of children with an ADHD diagnosis continues to increase, from 7.8% in 2003 to 9.5% in 2007 and to 11.0% in 2011.

In this post we will explore ways you can discipline your children with martial arts online to help develop behaviors like focus, respect, and self-discipline.

Take Partnership with a Martial Arts Online Instructor:
A martial arts instructor, or Sensei, does much more than simply teach martial arts online. Martial Arts is a lifetime journey of development. A Sensei can become an important mentor that works alongside parents to support the development of children. Some of the ways an instructor can help is by taking a way a child’s karate belt until they raise their grades.

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Be a Part of the Development:
There is often a difference between a child that learns martial arts online with their parents involvement and without. Much like school, the child that has a parent that is involved often excels. A teacher may send a weekly report on your child’s behavior, give a parent a call to give an update, and also meet with you to discuss specific incidents throughout the week. If you are unaware of these and don’t communicate with the instructor, development for children is challenging. A Martial Arts Online Program is much more effective with the involvement of the parents and requires an investment of time for your children. Take a look at this post on why parents like an online martial arts program: Why Parents Like A Martial Arts Online Program.

Have Fun While Offering Feedback:
Martial Arts is a fun activity for children. Many children get inspired by watching some of their favorite shows like Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers. Martial Arts allows them to live out that character and have fun. As a parent, you can leverage that excitement while offering feedback. For example, a parent will likely be able to catch details in an instructional video that a child will miss. You can allow them to perform the technique while correcting them when an arm is in the wrong position or a foot stance is incorrect.

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Teach Yourself Martial Arts: Is It Possible?

Can you teach yourself martial arts? Many people will say it is impossible to learn on your own. Martial Arts is best learned when you are learning with an instructor, but is not impossible to learn on your own. Let’s say you don’t live near a dojo or you just don’t have the time to make it to the dojo because you are busy. In this post we will explore some of the things you can learn on your own and things you should learn with a partner or instructor.

Techniques
Straight punch, knife-hand block, jab, and roundhouse kick are all examples of martial arts techniques you can teach yourself. Many are unsuccessful though because they do not learn properly. It is important to be detail-oriented when learning techniques. Being mindful of hand and feet placement, not having a low enough stance, and twisting your body when punching for more power are all examples of details that often get missed when you teach yourself martial arts. You must work with a training program that focuses on details when teaching yourself martial arts. Not having an instructor present will be the biggest challenge when teaching yourself martial arts. An instructor also can show what success looks like and can correct you when something is incorrect. When teaching yourself martial arts, make sure you get a big mirror or record yourself executing techniques so you can compare yourself to training videos.

Combinations
Combinations allow you to put together the techniques you learn. For example a straight punch to a front kick would be an example of a combination. Much like techniques, make sure you have a method of recording yourself or seeing yourself execute the techniques so you can correct yourself when something is incorrect.

Kata/Forms
Katas are choreographed routines that showcase combinations and techniques together. Katas can be performed as a group but is usually executed by yourself. Since it does not require another person, it is something you can learn on your own. Here is an example of a Kata executed well by Gold Medalist Damian Hugo Quintero at 2015 Baku European Games:

 

What will be challenging to teach yourself?

Sparring
Sparring is a key part of learning martial arts as it allows you to practice the techniques you are learning with someone else. It is the closest you can get to practicing martial arts as if it were a real-life situation and the closest you can get to fighting someone without actually fighting. Sparring also helps with conditioning as it is a great cardiovascular exercise. Running drills, jumping jacks, and using a punching bag are great ways to condition when you don’t have the ability to spar. Focus, reaction time, balance, and speed are a few of the many key aspects you learn while sparring.

Self Defense
You can teach yourself self-defense techniques but it will be a challenge if you do not have anyone to practice on. It is recommended that you include someone else when teaching yourself martial arts but not until you have learned correct technique from an instructor. Executing self-defense techniques incorrectly can severely injure someone.

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Martial Arts Online: How to Reduce Stress

Life gets busy! And when life gets busy, it gets stressful! Work, Family, and all other important aspects of life take up your time and energy. Balancing out your life and finding a way to relieve stress is important to stay healthy.  In this post we will discuss how you can reduce stress with martial arts online.

Learn to Manage Stress Within
People cope with stress differently but one thing that is certain is stress is within. External triggers like driving in traffic, large work load, and lack of sleep may set off the stressors but ultimately it is within. It is important to first figure out what causes stress before exploring how to reduce stress. When you learn martial arts online, you condition yourself to tolerate stress. Learning Martial Arts Online teaches you to focus and diligently work towards something as you move up in belt ranks.  The feeling of accomplishment helps manage stress. Let’s say you work 60 hours a week and you have identified that working long hours is your stressor. You make a plan to write down where all your time goes by writing an hour-by-hour plan eventually leading you to eliminate unnecessary work and save 15 hours of your week. How much better would you feel to be able to gain two hours a day to enjoy a hobby or spend time with friends or family? The plan to develop is provided when you learn martial arts online by the provider of the training. As you put in the work, move up in belt ranks, and see yourself progressing, stress is reduced and you gain confidence. Martial arts online helps you to maintain a healthy body but also teaches you to work hard and achieve rewards.

Physical and Mental Development
Martial arts online promotes physical wellness through rigorous training but also mental wellness as it requires discipline to execute techniques and routines with correct form. It is not a workout that requires you to turn your mind off. Too many people withhold stress when they should find ways to relieve it. Online Martial Arts boosts confidence through conditioning, learning how to take care of yourself with self defense, and also teamwork through encouragement of helping others to progress. It is imperative to have some sort of accountability when learning martial arts online as it is much more difficult to stay focused and persistent when you do not have an instructor physically with you. Learn a martial art is beyond oneself. Often time martial arts have a creed to live by that encourages a person to think beyond themselves. Having vision for something beyond yourself helps you to appreciate life. Online Martial Arts build teamwork spirit and respect for yourself, others, and life in general.

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Limited Time Not a Stressor with Martial Arts Online:
The feeling of not having enough time to do all that you want is extremely stressful. Time is a limited resource and there is only so many things we can do with that time. If you work a lot or have a family, time for yourself is even more limited. You can train on your own time when you learn martial arts online. Because you can learn martial arts online 24/7! A marial arts class can provide only so many classes and when training at a dojo you have to fix your schedule to the limited amount of classes available. That can be stressful!

 

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Online Martial Arts Training Checklist

Online Martial Arts Training Checklist

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Online Martial Arts Training Checklist

Learning with online martial arts training can be challenging since you may not have an instructor present to assist you. Setting up the technology, ensuring the training is legitimate, and getting feedback to learn correctly are a few questions people have about online martial arts training.  In this post I will provide a checklist to help set you up for success when training martial arts online.

Here are a few things to prepare when training with online martial arts:

  • Large Mirror to see yourself while practicing.
  • Smartphone, Computer, or Tablet to watch curriculum online. Note: Some online martial arts training programs will send you dvd via mail.
  • A way to connect technology to a larger TV for enhanced learning experience. HDMI is one way to connect to a tv. Smartphone and tablets will likely require an HDMI adapter, while new computers typically come with HDMI built in and just require an HDMI cable.
  • Water, Towel, and Martial Arts uniform.
  • Make sure your training program includes belt testing to confirm its legitimacy! A key part of martial arts is self development. Striving to earn your next belt is part of the journey. Most online martial arts training programs allow you to use your webcam to test for your belt.
  • An open mind to try something new!Online_Martial_Arts_CurriculumAn example curriculum could include Fundamentals, Katas, and Combos.

     

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