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 […]
What are Martial Arts and How can they help my child?
Martial arts are a set of combat practices that have been developed over centuries in different parts of the world. They typically include techniques such as punches, kicks, throws, joint locks, and grappling, among others. However, martial arts are not just about fighting. They also involve the development of discipline, respect, focus, and physical fitness. […]
What is Krav Maga and How Can It Help Me?
To begin, let’s translate the definition of Krav Maga from Hebrew into English. Krav Maga translates to “contact combat”. If we compare the translation of Krav Maga to say, Karate, which translates to “open hand or empty hand”, we can already see that just by translation alone, there is a very distinct difference. While discussing […]
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 […]
Every Day Self-Defense Tools
The truth is, nobody ever plans to get attacked. Maybe you make it a point to never leave the house without your trusty pepper spray or self-defense weapon, but even the most prepared person can and will get caught off guard. In fact, chances are when a dangerous situation arises, you won’t see it coming. […]