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November 14, 2018

Those who are students of martial arts understand that there is an enormous mental component to the practice. Just as martial arts can improve mental health – thanks to its tenets and philosophies that relate to self-discipline, integrity, and other positive traits –psychology can also inversely help improve martial arts technique. Sport psychology, in particular, can enhance the performance of a martial arts student, through the development of mental skills.

Here’s how to improve martial arts technique through psychology:


Behavioral Conditioning

Behavioral conditioning contends that physical practice leads to better, more...

September 27, 2018

Raising children in the modern world is certainly a difficult task considering all the external factors that may affect how our children’s values, morals, and principles are molded. There are no parenting manuals or guides with which parents could refer to in order for them to be able to raise children who are kind, just, caring and respectful.

Martial arts could be one of the tools parents can utilize in order for them to be able to raise children who will become great people, citizens, and contributors to society.

The discipline and attitudes our children are able to develop through martial arts is a big help. Apart from that, respect for others...

July 28, 2018

We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what do we know about the effects of specific types of exercise? Researchers have already shown that jogging can increase life expectancy, for example, while yoga makes us happy.

However, there is one activity that goes beyond enhancing physical and mental health – Martial arts can boost your brain’s cognition too.

Researchers say that there are two ways to improve attention, through attention training (AT), and attention state training (AST). AT is based on practicing a specific skill and getting better at that skill, but not othe...

July 12, 2018

Why should children train at our Kids Martial Arts Classes at the American Karate Institute in Miami? Martial arts can aid children in developing discipline, respect and various other traits and qualities to support them at different stages of their lives. View our philosophies HERE.

There are a multitude of other reasons, here are a few of our favorite ones.

1. Stress Reliever

Many parents do not realize their kids deal with tons of stress in their daily lives. The body’s natural response to anger and stressful situations is to tighten your muscle and have short and shallow breaths. Many forms of Martial Arts involve specific breathing techni...

June 28, 2018

Known as a weaponless form of self defense, Karate is one of the most practiced martial arts forms in the world. Karate is a combination of two Chinese characters: “Kara”, meaning empty, and “te”, meaning hand; meaning empty hand put together. Even though Karate is a form of defensive and counterattacking body movements, its mental and moral characteristics target overall improvement of the individual who practices.

History:

    In the late 17th century, a ban on weapons was imposed by the samurai rulers of Japan which began the history of Okinawan Karate. All of the training by the early masters had to be done in secret and self defense revolved...

May 27, 2018

Have you ever seen an MMA fighter who wasn’t in incredible shape? Chances are, you haven’t. Training for MMA is a full-body workout that pushes your body to limits like no other sport. Whether you’re training to win a fight or training for fun, MMA can get you in the best shape of your life and has some other great benefits. The American Karate Institute is a great choice if you want to get or maintain in shape.

Lets take a look on how MMA Training can benefit your Fitness.

It's a total body workout

Most sports require one set of muscles to be used more than another. Swimmers have strong shoulders, cyclists have strong quads, and soccer players hav...

March 24, 2018

Some people misinterpret martial arts as a solely violent or aggressive practice. The popular traditional forms of martial arts, such as Kung Fu, Taekwondo or Karate can get a bad reputation from the way the media and Hollywood portray martial arts. Where they like to show action and gratuitous violence that helps sell movie tickets, most traditional martial arts are firmly rooted in non-violent conflict resolution.

Through character building philosophies such as discipline, respect, integrity and compassion, martial arts train people to become upstanding citizens. Utilizing the physical aspects of martial arts outside of the mma studio should be...

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