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Training in Multiple Styles – Benefits for Children

In school, children often take a variety of classes including math, science, history, art/music, and social studies. This approach offers a foundation of knowledge that relates. Children benefit from having a well-rounded education covering many disciplines. Ultimately, as they enter adulthood, they may begin to specialize in certain fields of interest and probably go into a profession where their unique combination of skill and knowledge is beneficial to their company, their family, and the world at large.

I Wish I Never Quit

In the 38 years that I have been training, this is something that I have heard a lot from folks.  I usually hear it in one of two ways- from either a child who has grown up, or an adult who has grown older.

Exploring the art of Capoeira

Capoeira is a martial art which combines elements of dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira has its roots in Brazil where it was developed by enslaved Africans. This martial art helps the practitioner – the capoeirista – build strength, endurance and develop a flow of movement using capoeira techniques.

Martial Arts for fitness and overall health

Taking martial arts is a great way to achieve your health and fitness goals. Our martial arts classes are high-intensity and fun! In a class, you’ll get a great cardiovascular workout, improve flexibility, and learn self defense skills. Our academy is about total body health, so we’ve built a gym right into our facility.

Try a FREE Krav Maga Self Defense Class in West Hartford

Self defense classes are a great way to get in shape, build confidence, and know how to defend yourself. We teach a system of self defense called Krav Maga at our West Hartford Martial Arts school. Krav Maga combines aspects of boxing, wrestling, aikido, judo, and karate and has received much acclaim as a self defense system for men and women.

Self Defense Classes for Kids near Hartford, CT

Children should know how to defend themselves properly when a situation demands it. Our martial arts academy in West Hartford is centrally located and serves the greater Hartford community. Our system teaches kids an effective means of self defense. This includes the mental aspects which involve awareness, ethical behavior, knowing when to walk away, and knowing when and how to stand their ground against bullies.

The Muay Thai Roundhouse Kick

In a previous article, we talked about the common use of Muay Thai in MMA matches. This week we will look at a major component of Muay Thai fighting: the roundhouse kick. Most forms of martial arts have a kick called the roundhouse kick, and Muay Thai is no exception.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: only the rolls you want

In a previous article, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Benefits, we touched on some of the physical and mental benefits of this martial art. Today, we focus on weight management and promoting healthy body mass that lasts. Thus, we’re talking about ditching the rolls you don’t want, while learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and rolling on the mats at Plus One Defense Systems in West Hartford.

Kung Fu Classes in West Hartford, CT

What is taught in a typical Kung Fu Class? Kung Fu training involves learning strategic self defense, exercise, lots of stretching for flexibility, and learning forms. Self defense is practiced individually and with partners in non-aggressive sparring. Our goal is to pass on this beautiful art form in a healthy and safe environment, which makes kung fu a great place to start in martial arts for kids, teens, and adults.

Women’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in West Hartford, CT

I’m a Woman. Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Brazilian Jiu Jitsu places a huge emphasis on strategy which is meant to level the playing field for all opponents. Chokes, submission tactics, and control maneuvers are king in the BJJ world. However, like it or not, you are going to get a great workout as you practice, so your strength, stamina, and confidence will also escalate as you move through the ranks and “roll” with different opponents.
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