New Partner!!

  Remember those words from class? We were either sparring, grappling, or training self-defenses with a classmate and your Sensei says: “YAME!!” ” COURTESY AND RESPECT.. THANK YOUR PARTNER.”  ” FIND A NEW PARTNER AND INTRODUCE YOURSELF IF NEED BE” “HAJIME!” And, every time we started with a new partner our strategy would need to…

Musculoskeletal Health – Health Benefits of Tai Chi

As a form of physical exercise performed regularly, Tai Chi addresses the key components of fitness: muscle strength, flexibility and balance by engaging every major muscle and joint group in the body. Even bone strength can be improved. Good posture is essential in the practice of Tai Chi not only for the sequence of movements…

Tournament Series Conclusion

Tournament participation offers a variety of benefits to our community. Whether as a competitor, volunteer or supporter, your participation contributes to the AMA community. As mentioned in previous articles, a participant has the chance to come out of their comfort zone, realize who they are, focus on self-growth, experience a social atmosphere and make a…

Self-Growth

There are various benefits in tournament participation.  One would be self-growth. Self-growth is the process of discovering and developing who you are. It’s an individual journey, yet it’s accomplished by yourself and with others. There are many ways to obtain growth and inspiration is found all around. Purpose is born within, and through interaction, new…

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…