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MOVING, LEARNING, LIVING.

Axon Martial Arts Academy's Blog

FITNESS

2 Must-Haves if You Want to Work Out Consistently

What causes people to work out consistently?

It's a question I've been mulling over for many years.

Until I found Tae Kwon Do, my workouts were inconsistent at best. Exercise habits that I'd established over many months would collapse if I were sick or travelling.

Martial arts did it for me. But what about those who don't love memorizing forms or enjoy the challenges and rewards of mastering techniques?

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IT'S ALL IN THE ATTITUDE

Re(think)solutions

Did you know January 17th is Ditch-Resolutions Day?

Apparently, this is the average date most people who start off a new year with determination would give up. 

Some people succeed without making resolutions. Others have given up on them because past experiences tell them New Year’s resolutions don’t work. 

If you’re in the first group: congratulations! You are an inspiration! If you’re in the second, maybe there are reasons not to completely give up on this tool for personal development.

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Photo by Steve Johnson 

WELNESS

Do These 5 Things Before Looking At Your Phone In The Morning

woman looking at phone in bed

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto 

Do you reach for your phone first thing in the morning?

Is this something you want to do? Or is it a habit that is so ingrained that you don't even think about it anymore?

If it is a habit, is it one that you want to keep or change? If you are perfectly happy with it, you don't have to read the rest of this blog post.

But if you have been wanting to change and not feel so tethered to your electronics that you reach for one even before you are fully awake, then I have some suggestions fro you.

The best thing about these changes? They are quick and easy . You won't need to wake up earlier nor do you have to start the day by employing your overused will power. You can complete all of them in fewer than 5 minutes.

TAE KWON DO

Why Should I Sign My Kid Up For Martial Arts?

"My kid is not athletic and prefers art/chess/theater."

You know your kids. You have observed one child's attention constantly being caught by music, another absorbed for hours fascinated by worms and grasshoppers, and yet another who hasn't met furniture that isn't a climbing wall or obstacle course.

The desire to nurture our children's natural interest can make us forgo activities they reject. After all, there are so many options, why insist on forcing them to do what they dislike?

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Image by Svetlana Konstantynova from Pixabay 

TAE KWON DO

Why Should I Sign My Kid Up For Martial Arts?

What follows after this question is usually one of the following:

  • My kids are in too many activities
  • My kid is not athletic and prefers the arts
  • I don't want to encourage my kids to use violence

IT'S ALL IN THE ATTITUDE

Mindful Summering

Whoosh! That’s the sound of summer flying past. One minute you are looking forward to Memorial Day, the next, Labor Day is just around the corner.

Have you ever experienced that?

Over the years, I have discovered that the solution to avoid the "where did the summer go?" regret is mindful summering.

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Image by ThePixelman from Pixabay 

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IT'S ALL IN THE ATTITUDE

What is the New Mindset for Martial Arts Instruction?

By now, everyone know about fixed and growth mindsets. Carol Dweck, the researcher who presented these ideas has brought another type of mindset: strategic mindset.

MOVE IT!

Can Buy Me Happiness

Exercising makes us healthier and happier.

Few would question that statement. But do you wonder if this can be measured? How much do we need? How much happier does it make us? And where is that sweet spot where the least excruciating amount of exercising intersects with the highest degree of happiness.?

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

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HOW WE LEARN

What Does Romance Have To Do With It?

You know that exuberance you feel at the beginning of a new project, when you are so buoyant you float above all negativity, and your inner Julie Andrews is singing her heart out?

Romance.

Image by Ben Kerckx from Pixabay

IT'S ALL IN THE ATTIUDE

Don't Start Any Resolution Until You Do This One Thing

Thinking about starting afresh on January 1st after the feasting and show-bingeing and late night video-gaming?

Yet, you know most New Year’s resolutions return to the Land of Good Intentions as early as February. 

Make yours stick this year. Do this one thing