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Stressed? Try Karate Breathing Meditation

Stress can take its toll on us.  In fact, research has shown  that high stress levels experienced consistently over a long period of time can actually shorten your lifespan.  So, there is little wonder that many of us look for effective ways to lower our stress levels. Meditation in the Dojo – breathing. Part of your Karate training should include focusing on your breathing.  Not only is breathing an important part of combat – you can’t fight if your out of…

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Lose Weight – Join Karate!

Karate your way to fitness! We all find ourselves wanting to lose a little weight from time to time, but what about those of us who really want to get back into shape and lose more than 10 pounds – is Karate a good option?  Well there is good news for those who want to make a significant change in their weight.  Karate is a great way to get back into shape. Aerobic Exercise Karate can be an excellent source of…

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Karate Lessons for Seniors? Umm – ya!

If you’re looking to increase your flexibility, improve your cardio-vasular strength, feel good about yourself and have fun – then Pennell’s Karate Dojo is for you!  Canadian Senior Years, a website designed specifically to provide people over 50 with all sorts of great information wrote a great article called, Martial Arts for Seniors? A Fitness Alternative that sites a study released by Dalhousie University in Halifax in which they state that Karate lessons for those over 50 years old can greatly benefit your…

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Stress Happens – Manage It.

We’ve all got things to worry about.  Whether it’s work, kids or bills, there is always something on our mind.  The key to avoiding a mental breakdown is to manage your stress properly.  My Karate instructor always said, “Acknowledge your stress – but don’t let it control you.”  Words to live by in my opinion.  So what exactly did he mean?  Well basically, if you don’t acknowledge your stress – you will be consumed by it.  One way we leveraged…

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