Women: Overcome Your Fears About Martial Arts Training

Women: Overcome Your Fears About Martial Arts Training

Scared to Try Martial Arts Training? These 4 Fears Are Very Common Amongst Women Interested In The Martial Arts  While there is a lot of information available about the benefits of martial arts training and why you should enroll in a martial arts school, many women are still timid about trying it. For many, the promise of a great workout isn’t enough to help them overcome their fear about what to expect in class. Have You Thought To Yourself… Will I get hurt?  Will I have to fight other people?  These, along with other misconceptions, keep many women from ever entering the door at their local martial arts school. But, rather than letting another year pass by without reaping the benefits of learning martial arts, let these four reasons below encourage you to finally consider women’s martial arts training. I’m Not In Good Enough Shape Yet. A lot of women feel insecure about their weight, which makes them want to get in better shape before starting martial arts training. But there’s no “ideal” weight for martial arts. The skills can be learned by everyone, no matter their size or weight. And, martial arts classes are a great way to lose weight and learn self-defense! I’m Too Old To Start Now. Just as there is not an ideal weight or size, there’s also not an ideal age to begin. Any woman can benefit from martial arts training, whether she’s 5 or 55! I’m Going To Get Hurt. While some of the women and men who have been practicing martial arts for a long time may seem intimidating, they won’t hurt...
Common Misconceptions About Kids Karate Classes

Common Misconceptions About Kids Karate Classes

Common Misconceptions About Kids Karate Classes Enrolling your child into kids karate classes is beneficial in so many ways. Besides the fact that these classes help build their self-respect and self-confidence, martial arts classes also teach them about responsibility, character, focus and help in making them more active! There are many proven advantages of martial arts, yet many parents are often skeptical about enrolling their kids. This may be because there are many misconceptions surrounding youth martial arts training. Some of the common misconceptions about kids martial arts training include the following: Best Age to Start Kids Martial Arts Many parents don’t sign their kids up for martial arts classes due to misconceptions about the right age to begin training. Martial arts training is great for people of all ages. From kids to senior citizens! When it comes to kid’s karate, whether you have a four-year-old or a teenager, you can always be comfortable enrolling them into United Studios youth martial arts classes. The younger programs teach basic martial arts skills and are also a lot of fun for the kids! Our kid’s karate classes utilize not only classic training methods, but we also have developed many activities that help to train children without them even realizing it! We call it “Edutainment.” Our kids are entertained and educated at the same time! United Studios has programs created specifically for the different ages and skillsets of all children! Kid’s love coming to class at United Studios. Actual Fighting Contrary to what is depicted in movies and TV shows about martial arts schools, there isn’t any real fighting. During kid’s karate...
5 Tips for Staying Fit During the Holidays

5 Tips for Staying Fit During the Holidays

We all look forward to the holidays. It is a time for friends, family and festive parties. But it is also a time for indulgence, stress and overeating. Holiday weight gain is a real issue that begins in October and often doesn’t end until Valentine’s Day. This year an article in Popular Science stated that it takes 6 months to lose the weight that was gained during the holidays. Here are five ways anyone can combat what seems to be the inevitable weight gain without losing the holiday spirit! 5 Tips for Staying Fit During the Holidays 1. Don’t Over Indulge: We don’t have to limit what kinds of food we eat but instead we should place a limit on how much we eat. Simply stated it is all about portion control. So, go ahead and eat that piece of pecan pie you have been eyeing at all night. But stop yourself before getting seconds. 2. Healthy Eating: Most don’t believe that eating healthy and holidays are synonymous. But they totally can be! When eating out for the holidays focus on vegetables, whole grains and lean protein such as turkey, fish, and chicken. Also, when invited to a party, bring a dish that won’t kill your diet, such as salads or a veggie tray. By doing this you will know that you’ll always have a healthy option to snack on. 3. Keep Drinking to a Minimum: With all the parties it can be tricky to regulating your drink consumption. But drinks equal sugar and with that extra glass of wine or spiced cider you will be not only adding...
Social Media: The Three Best Ways To Protect Your Child

Social Media: The Three Best Ways To Protect Your Child

If you have a child you understand the role that social media plays in their life. In fact, 81 percent of children of the ages 12 to 17 are regularly engaged in social media, and preteens are close behind in statistics. With the use of social media apps, like Instagram and Snapchat, bullying and security issues are unfortunately always threatening our loved ones. But, there is a way to gain more control. Here are three ways for parents to teach their children about using social media in a safe and positive way. Teach Children How To Safely Use Social Media Social media can cause security issues. This is usually due to your child giving details about their identity and personal life to the public. Tell your child never to discuss private information about themselves, their friends or their family. Additionally, turn off location features that are found on both Facebook and Snapchat. These features allow potential predators to access the location of your children. Have Open Dialogue Social media can be a source of secrecy for your children. Though as parents we want to respect our children’s privacy, we also need to keep them safe and monitor their activities. The best way to supervise their activity is simply by following their account. If you find something that reflects harassment or bullying it is important to create dialogue on these subjects. Furthermore, have discussions with your child about how social media is affecting them in both negative and positive ways. Have Confident and Independent Children Many times children who are insecure are not confident in saying “no” to bullying and...
Thanks For Attending Our Anti Bullying Seminar

Thanks For Attending Our Anti Bullying Seminar

United Studios would like to thank the Long Island Parents who brought their child to our anti bullying seminar. We hope your child enjoyed learning how to deal with school bullies, and how to stay safe from bullying in schools. Unfortunately, bullying will always be around but you took the time to bring your child to our Martial Arts school to help them stay safe. At our seminar your child learned how to recognize a bully and learned many ways to prevent themselves from being a victim of bullying. We love to teach kids how to stay safe, and we love even more how much fun they have learning with us! If your child’s safety is a concern, we hope that you’ll decide to visit us again to extend your child’s training in the Martial Arts!...
Stop Bullying! Are You Concerned About Bullying?

Stop Bullying! Are You Concerned About Bullying?

Are You Concerned About Bullying? Technically considered a form of child abuse, recent studies suggest that 1 out of every 4 school-aged kids are bullied in the United States, although just 1 in 5 will admit it. Unfortunately, bullying is common both in school and after, making it difficult for children to find a space that feels safe. Many kids who are bullied will pretend to feel sick so that they can avoid going to school. This habit gets serious when children who have been bullied hit high school, as 2 out 5 students who drop out of high school altogether do so because of bullying. Parents that are concerned about bullying and their child do have options. While there is always recourse with the school and parents, one of the most proactive things parents can do to stop bullying is enroll their child in Martial Arts. Martial Arts not only helps to boost a child’s confidence, but it also gives them defense tools they need in case they ever are in physical danger. Going to a Martial Arts class also gives a child that safe zone they are looking for, allowing them to escape from the bullying they may be experiencing, now more than ever online as “cyberbullying”. Kids who participate in Martial Arts are given an incredible tool set that prepares them for success in life. An opportunity to focus and physically release tension, stress and anger, this form of exercise has been proven effective again and again for children and students of all ages. If you believe your child may be experiencing social problems and you...