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The Gift of Meditation

The Gift of Meditation

Anxious!The gym was full. The crowds were loud. This was our son’s big wrestling season finale. Districts! Even the grandparents were here to cheer him on! It had been a good year. Henry, who at the time was 10, was in his first year of wrestling, and was undefeated...

Black Belt Essay | Mas Twila

Black Belt Essay | Mas Twila

Read about one woman's journey through her Black Belt test at Naga in the art of Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen.   Below, watch part of Mas Twila's board breaking sequence.    This is a test we will always remember. Twila being celebrated at the end of her test....

Black Belt Essay | Mas Audrey

Black Belt Essay | Mas Audrey

In our art and school, it takes much more than physical ability to successfully make it through a black belt test. Sure, we raise incredible fighters at Naga, but our Black Belts must also demonstrate fortitude, resilience, and strength of character. Confidence,...

Move Your Butt!

Move Your Butt!

Turn off your screen, get up from your desk, step away from the couch and move your butt! You love your technology and strive to be effective at work, but when you don’t take regular breaks from all that sitting around, your very health is at risk. The good news is...

Training Martial Arts Over Fifty

Training Martial Arts Over Fifty

The Human Snowball – or – Does Martial Arts Training Help an Old Lady Ski? Growing up, my family was never a skiing family. I was raised by non-athletic parents on the East Coast and went skiing a total of about three times in my life. Mostly, I just hung onto the ski...

Above and Beyond Resolutions

Above and Beyond Resolutions

Weight loss resolutions don't work. Do it differently this year. Find out how! If you feel you are overweight, chances are good that it's not because you don't work out enough (and yes, exercise is super important), but if you are at all like me, it's probably more...

Why is Self Defense Training Important?

Why is Self Defense Training Important?

There are lots of reasons why learning self defense is important!  One day, women and children will be safe at all times, no matter what. Until then, all of us deserve to know how to stand up for and protect ourselves. You owe it to yourself to know what your options...

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