Coming Out Of The Comfort Zone

There are various benefits in tournament participation.  One would be the opportunity to come out of your comfort zone and discover more of your person. As students, we get used to class routine and the people we work with. I’m safe to make mistakes and learn in class, but what about in tournament?  What happens…

What Karate is vs What people Think Krate is

Kevin Cyr – Second Degree Black Belt – Central Academy of Martial Arts “What sports do you do?” Jim slumps in the chair next to me. His stomach spills from the bottom of his white polo. “Uh, I don’t do sports.” I spin to face him on my own green plastic school chair. “You don’t…

The Power Of Stillness

This month at the Academy of Martial Arts, our theme is “Mental Strong.” We are promoting mental health awareness and including meditation and stillness in our classes. In celebration of February’s theme, let’s talk about the power of stillness. Ever consider taking a moment to sit still, close your eyes, and give yourself a second…