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  • Standing Up to Bullying through Martial Arts

    Standing Up to Bullying through Martial Arts

    Martial arts training develops life skills that help students become the best version of themselves. Martial arts training focuses on the physical aspect of hand and foot techniques and strengthens the mind and individual self. The education and development of life skills such as positive mental attitude, high goal-setting, perseverance, self-control and confidence, all helping students when it comes to standing up to bullies. Students gain self-confidence for a boost in their self-esteem through learning interpersonal communication skills. These qualities foster self-discipline and good behavior, promoting non-conflict resolution. Karate for Kids training is designed to be fun and ....

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  • Improving A Child’s Fitness Level Using Martial Arts

    Improving A Child’s Fitness Level Using Martial Arts

    Kids today live in a digital world where they are surrounded by technology. Often this technology keeps them from getting the exercise they need. This can lead to weight gain, depression, and other health-related issues. But getting kids off the sofa can be a difficult process. Luckily, there is a fun way to entice your kids to get up and moving. Martial arts are not only fun for kids, they also provide ample exercise that can help them lead healthier lives. Below we are going to learn more about how martial arts can improve your child’s health with fitness. Weight Loss Many kids carry around a few extra pounds because of their sedimentary lifestyle. If left unchecked, this can lead ....

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  • Over 3.4 Million Martial Artists!

    Over 3.4 Million Martial Artists!

    Did you know there are over 3.4 million martial artists in the US? 🤯 This statistic shows the number of participants in martial arts in the United States from 2006 to 2017. In 2017, the number of participants (aged six years and older) in martial arts amounted to approximately 3.42 million. ....

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  • Gearing Up for Combat Sparring

    Gearing Up for Combat Sparring

    Gearing Up for Combat Sparring! Combat Sparring is an essential part of training, and is used throughout the different ranks, from our Tigers (3-6 years old), through our Junior (7-12 years old), and Teen/Adult Classes (13+). For safety and to reinforce the joints, our students wear sparring and safety gear, as pictured from our advanced class student above. We love combat sparring! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ATA Park Karate was founded in 1990 in Roselle Park, NJ, by 8th degree black belt, Chief Master Vincent Raimondi. The school has received an Ambassador Award as ....

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  • Increasing Adult Fitness Through Martial Arts

    Increasing Adult Fitness Through Martial Arts

    As an adult, staying healthy is very important to your overall wellbeing. But working out can be boring which is why so many people give up on getting fit. Luckily, there is a fun way to get in shape. Martial arts training is great for all ages and as an adult, you can join classes with people from all walks of life. Today, we are going to learn more about the fitness benefits of martial arts and how it can help you. So if you would like to get fit, you should take note. A Healthy Heart While martial arts are not high impact sports, it can help keep your heart healthy. By practicing martial arts weekly, it can strengthen your heart reducing your chances of having a heart attack. Many ....

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  • 2021 Tournament Information

    2021 Tournament Information

    Happy New Year Everyone! Thankfully, 2020 is behind us 😊 and 2021 is on its way to give us all a Happy and Prosperous New Year. With that in mind, I wanted to give everyone an update on what to expect regarding tournaments and the tournament experience this year. I will try to keep it in a simple, easy to read format that you will be able to use as a reference. Finishing the 2019-2020 Season with Districts and Tournament of Champions (TOC) Competitors who qualified for either the Districts, for color belts and black belts, or the TOC at Worlds will have an opportunity to compete for their titles in the summer of 2021. Most of the District Championships are to be held in June 2021. All ....

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  • The Best Habits to Develop Better Self-Discipline

    The Best Habits to Develop Better Self-Discipline

    The first Life Skill of the cycle is Discipline – which is convenient for starting off a new year because we need Discipline to actually go through with our resolutions and goals that we set at the beginning of the year. Many of us struggle with self-discipline because it usually requires a great deal of effort. Here are self-discipline tips gathered from several articles… Start with small goals. Get inspiration from what you want to achieve from those who you admire and learn what they do to stay disciplined. Make sure the goals you set are clear and achievable. Know your WHY. Why is it important to you to achieve this goal? Figure out what motivates you. Visualize what ....

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  • We're Moving! Grand Opening Feb 1st

    We're Moving! Grand Opening Feb 1st

    Hello everyone, As you know, we are in the process of moving to our new location. Because of inclement weather expected next week, in addition to the moving process, there will be no classes next week Mon-Fri.
    We are planning to hold makeup classes during the coming month to makeup for the closing. Our Grand Opening will be Saturday February 1st at our new location- 33 W. Westfield Avenue Again, there will be no classes Monday Jan 27th- Friday January 31st.
    Thank you for your continued support. ....

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  • NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

    NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

    We all know how entering the new year goes. You make a list of New Year’s Resolutions and do well at implementing them for about the first month or so, then the motivation and desire to fulfill those resolutions gets lost by the end of the year. Here at ATA Martial Arts, we challenge you to make 2020 the year of fulfilled New Year’s Resolutions. If you need help figuring out resolutions, we suggest following along with the Life Skill Cycle over the next 12 months. To help you out, here is a refresher on all six life skills and their meanings… Discipline (January-February)
    Is to obey what is right. It means to practice good habits. And what are good habits? ....

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  • Food that Boosts Your Brainpower

    Food that Boosts Your Brainpower

    Back to school is in full force, which means parents and students are filling their schedules with homework, ATA training and more. Between learning new math equations and trying to master your Taekwondo form, it’s a good idea to add foods to your diet that improve brain health and memory. Here are nine easy “grab-and-go” items that will help you stay at the top of your game!
    Blueberries
    Known as one of the best brain foods due to its high levels of antioxidants, the blueberry contains anthocyanin, a compound that helps protect brain neurons linked to memory. According to a USDA study, a diet rich in blueberry extract may improve motor skills and short-term ....

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