ADHD- Focusing Energy and Interest
Empire Dojo and its martial arts programs is beneficial for children with ADHD in several ways. Here’s how they can help correct behavior and provide a positive outlet for hyperactivity while offering discipline in a structured environment: 1. Physical Activity and Energy Release: Martial arts training at Empire Dojo involves various physical exercises and movements, […]
10 Frequently Asked Questions about Japanese Jujutsu
Japanese Jujutsu is a martial art that originated in Japan during the feudal period (1185-1868). Jujutsu is a self-defense system that utilizes techniques such as throws, joint locks, and strikes to subdue an opponent. Jujutsu’s origins can be traced back to the battlefield, where warriors needed to be able to defend themselves in close combat […]
The Significance of a Belt System in Martial Arts
The belt system in martial arts serves as a symbolic representation of a student’s progress and mastery of the art. It allows students to track their progress and set goals for themselves, providing motivation to continue practicing and improving their skills. The different colored belts also provide a sense of hierarchy and respect within the […]
5 Reasons People Choose Krav Maga Over Other Martial Arts
Krav Maga is a self-defense system that was originally developed for the Israeli military. It has become increasingly popular as a form of martial arts training for both civilians and law enforcement personnel. Here are 5 reasons why people choose Krav Maga over other martial arts: 1. Real-world application: Krav Maga focuses on practical self-defense […]
How Can Martial Arts Improve My Health?
Most people are likely familiar with martial arts helping develop balance, flexibility, or even focus, but there are a lot of other benefits of martial arts. Here is a list of just 10 benefits to your health, and this list is by no means exhaustive! Empire Dojo offers a safe and welcoming environment for those […]
Are Private Lessons Worth The Expense?
To answer this question, we first have to ask, “what are private lessons and how are they different from regular classes”? In regular class instruction, you (the student) are training with other students of varying experience levels, ages, size, and attitude. Because of this, the teachers conduct classes in a way that is best for […]
Top 5 Etiquette Rules for New (and veteran) Martial Arts Students
Every martial arts school has their own set of rules. These are the top 5 that you should expect to see no matter where you train. 1. Show Up On Time: Making sure you are on the mat ready to train before the start of class is a must. It’s a sign of respect to […]
New Year, New Goals and How Martial Arts can Set You up for Success in the New Year.
Ahh yes, 2023 is now upon us! As the ritual goes, the new year is the time to set personal goals; the ultimate reset. For many, these goals include physical fitness and better overall health. The gyms will be packed with new members excited to get into shape and be healthier than they were the […]
Are You Making the Most of Your Time?
Summer is over and the school season is in full swing. Most agree it’s a busy time, not just for kids but also for adults. Many of us are still adjusting to changes in schedules and having to juggle new obligations at work, a constant reminder that there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in […]
Is Your Child Prepared to Go Back to School?
The summer is at an end, and the kids are back to school. But are they ready? Every new school year is a transition, one that brings multiple changes, and each child will respond differently. Some will be excited while others might experience anxiety, and even kids who aren’t starting school for the first time […]