Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.
At American Karate Center, our personal trainers certified in The TRX Suspension Trainer system will use it to help you reach your fitness goals. It uses your own bodyweight to perform many different exercises, and all you have to do is adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance. Many martial artists and athletes use this system to increase muscle endurance, build core strength and go through a fast, effective total body workout.
Our personal trainer and fighter, Diana, will run through a couple of simple upper body techniques that are easy to execute and effective for building strength and burning calories. This week is technique #1, the bicep curl…
This week, American Karate Center in Richmond, VA, highlights our member Jennifer Thomasson. We are proud of all of your hard work and dedication! You are truly an inspiration and we look forward to seeing your future success!
“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he
treats those who can do nothing for him.”
James D. Miles
It is easy to be kind and compassionate to those who help you; however, it can be construed as a lack of character to act that way because you are receiving a kindness in return. You demonstrate real character when you are kind to those who do nothing for you. Do what is right because you want to be a better person and because it is socially accepted behavior. To have real character, you must treat others as equals and not just those from whom you receive a benefit.
A Conversation with Your Kids:
Most people return kindness with kindness. If someone helps you with your homework, then you are ready to lend a hand when he or she needs help. How often do you perform the act of kindness first, however? Having true Black Belt character means you are willing to help others, even though they might not help you. Be kind and compassionate to those around you because it is the right thing to do.
A Discussion to have with your kids:
1. Who is one person you are able to help this week?
2. What are you able to do for him or her?
Use these questions to start a discussion with your kids about their character and what they think it means to them.
Make good decisions today and have a great one!
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the largest mixed martial arts production company in the world. It hosts most of the top-ranked fighters in the sport and produces events all over the world. The very first event was held in 1993, but the comapany has had a rocky road to get where it is today. In 2012, Dana White, current owner of the UFC, announced that the UFC will feature women’s MMA with the signing of its first female fighter, Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. The following is a feature from FOX NEWS that interviews UFC owner, Dana White and UFC champion Ronda Rousey. They discuss their own personal road they traveled to get where they are today.
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One of the most valuable benefits of training in the martial arts is the sense of self-confidence you gain! You may be wondering how does this type of training increases a person’s level of self-confidence in a way NO OTHER activity can.
Well, it’s really quite simple.
Confidence is a SKILL, and like any other skill, just like improving your balance, or coordination, it’s something you practice by DOING! In your martial arts classes you’ll be presented with new and exciting challenges virtually every class. In each of these challenges you’ll find a new skill to improve, and a new way to grow!
Each rank you achieve, you’ll know that you’ve accomplished something truly awesome, and you’ll be more and more prepared for the ultimate goal, earning your Black Belt!
Every step along the way, you’ll have your instructors, assistant instructors, and family to help you overcome any obstacles you encounter. This, in itself, is the “process” of success. Facing challenges, and finding a way to accomplish your goals is the most important lesson anyone can learn!
In the process, each time you overcome an obstacle, your confidence builds and becomes more solid. You will learn that you can accomplish virtually any goal you set your sights on, and are willing to work to accomplish!
This is a skill that will carry you through your entire life, and most people NEVER have the opportunity you have to make such a big impact on their own level of self-confidence!
Each lesson you attend you’ll become more and more sure of your skills and abilities.
Each obstacle you overcome will be a building block of your personal character and self-esteem!
Start building today! Call us at 804-323-1954 or come by our school at 2005 Huguenot Road to start your FREE TRIAL MEMBERSHIP TODAY! Visit our website at http://www.american-karate.net or “like” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/americankaratecenter for more information.
Managing stress is an important part of healthy living. Knowing the facts about stress will help you understand your problems, and then take actions to solve them.
Myth 1: Stress is the same for everybody.
Wrong! Everyone experiences and responds to stress differently. What is stressful for one person may or may not be stressful for another.
Myth 2: Stress is always bad for you.
Wrong! According to this myth, no stress would make you happy and healthy. Stress is to the human condition what tension is to the violin string: too little and the music is dull and raspy; too much and the music is shrill, or the string snaps. You must learn to manage stress, so you’ll be productive and happy; mismanaged stress is dangerous to your health.
Myth 3: Stress is everywhere, so you can’t do anything about it.
Wrong! You can plan your life, so stress does not overwhelm you. Set priorities and work on simple problems first, solving them, and then proceeding to more complex difficulties. When stress is mismanaged, problems seem to be equal, making it difficult to prioritize them.
Myth 4: The most popular techniques for reducing stress are also the best.
Wrong! No universally effective stress reduction techniques exist. We are all different; our lives are different, our situations are different and our reactions are different. Only a comprehensive program customized to the individual works.
Myth 5: No symptoms, no stress.
Wrong! Absence of symptoms does not mean the absence of stress. In fact, camouflaging symptoms with medication may deprive you of the signals you need to reduce the strain on your physiological and psychological systems.
Myth 6: Only major symptoms of stress require attention.
Wrong! This myth assumes that the “minor” symptoms, such as headaches or stomach acid, may be safely ignored. Minor symptoms of stress are the early warnings that you must do a better job of managing stress.
One way to manage stress? EXERCISE!!! At American Karate Center, we have many different types of exercise programs to fit your needs. Not every problem can be solved with working out, but we think most of them can! Or at least make you forget about them for a while. Come visit us at Huguenot Village Shopping Center at the intersection of Huguenot and Robious Roads or call us TODAY at 804-323-1954 or visit our website at http://www.american-karate.net or ‘like” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/americankaratecenter