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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!

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

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

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...

What Makes a Summer Camp Truly Special?

There are many camps kids can go to. This isn’t a secret.  But what makes a camp the kind that kids keep talking about long after summer is over and the fireflies went, well, wherever fireflies go after summer ends? Are there specific qualities? Is it the connection?...

Why is self-defense important to NAGA?

The Art we train The art we train at Naga, Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen, is based in self-defense. What does that mean? It means we don’t go out looking for trouble and we don’t broadcast the fact that we train. Instead, we keep our skills close, “in our back pocket”,...

Calling All Heroes!

You, our dear hero, venture out into the world on a quest to find adventure, challenge and dragons! After battles, contests and brave feats, you return home a new person; stronger, more courageous & yes, victorious, after slaying ogres! Back within your village,...

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