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Articles on USAddojo.com about why you should study martial arts, about what art is right for you, about who is the best instructor for you and about where to study martial arts.

Using Martial Arts to Heal Your Body

On the rise around the world as a form of exercise as well as mental training, close to 8 million Americans are involved in...

Choosing the Best Martial Arts School for Your Children and You

This is a very in depth look at choosing the best martial arts school for your children and for you. Linda Davis-Kyle has done...

How to Determine A Fraudulent Martial Arts Instructor

by Christian Whitney ~ This is a controversial issue. Many websites on the Internet have articles regarding how best to spot a fraudulent instructor. A...

How Martial Arts Helps Flat Feet

Flat Feet – Pes Planus A Flat or lowered foot is commonly seen in small children. According to the research, 55% of children from the...

Positive Psychology in Martial Arts

I have had several jobs and careers as a physician, researcher, scientist, psychology professor, life coach, hypnotherapist, artist, and personal trainer. But first and foremost, I am a...

Martial Arts and the Knowledge of Self-Defense

The origins of self-defense have their roots in the most basic forms of fighting which have developed throughout the world, independently from one another....

How To Use Martial Arts To Overcome Depression

Depression is as old as humankind, and is one of the oldest described diseases in the history of medicine. World Health Organization predictions suggest...

Real World Self Defense: Are Traditional Martial Arts Outdated?

If you really want to get involved with a martial art for self defense and want to find verity ... Take an honest look...

Weapons, Necessity or Obsession?

Many of us train with weapons. Some of us with firearms, others with a variety of edged and/or impact ones. The goal with guns...

Martial Arts Exercises Good for Asthma Patients

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases of the airways of the lungs. In developed countries it affects 7- 10 % of population, and it has got...

Stand and Hit or Ground and Submit?

Are you a good "ground fighter"? Maybe you prefer a stand-up style of self-defense or martial arts? In a self-defense situation (not a competition),...

Why Study Tai Chi or Muay Thai

Two martial arts that are gaining popularity are Tai Chi Chuan, "Grand Ultimate Fist" and Muay Thai, "The science of the eight limbs". Why Study...

Why Do Competitive Sports

Is learning competitive sports like boxing and the lessons learned restricted solely to the ring? For a very long time researchers have been unable to...

Funakoshi: The Gift of Karate

My favorite Gichin Funakoshi quote is: “Everything you encounter is an aspect of karate: find the marvelous truth there.” Did he say “everything?” Wow! I...

Find Your Full Potential in Martial Arts

What is that "something more" that practicing martial arts can provide? Isn't martial arts just about getting in shape and learning to fight? If...

Can Training DVDs Teach Techniques as Well as Humans?

In recent years there's been a boom in the sales of martial arts training DVDs designed to teach certain skill sets to viewers. As...

Humiliation: It Does the Fighter Good

Humiliation is good for you - martial artist or not - even if it stings the ego a little if it gives you the...

Martial Arts Tough Guy

I’m not generally a big fan of this whole blogging phenomenon, but I recently discovered this blog written by a bouncer at two New...

Power vs. Technique

A common refrain heard at many McDojo’s is the hyperbolic truism that “Size/Strength doesn't matter.” Do me a favor. If you ever hear a sensei...

Mixed Martial Arts Versus Traditional Martial Arts

Who will win the battle between traditional martial arts and mixed martial arts schools? The traditional martial arts have been around for ages and...