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  • What Meditation Teaches Us

    What Meditation Teaches Us

    What Meditation Teaches Us The following is adapted from Step on The Mat. Meditation offers us a chance to find focus and self-reflection, to practice and remember the importance of breathing, and to find inner balance—all things that are essential for a true martial artist. It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that we should expect something from meditation. Meditation does have lots of benefits. But the tricky thing about it is that when you get caught up in thinking about those benefits—if you’re waiting for them to happen to you or trying to make them happen—you can defeat the whole purpose. The best thing to do is just, well, meditate. ....

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  • Summer Martial Arts Athletes Camp

    Summer Martial Arts Athletes Camp

    Hey! Your kids martial arts pro here :-) Summer is right around the corner, and I know what you're thinking… “Where can I send my little angel where they’ll not only have fun… but learn powerful lessons on life?” I’ve got just the answer: Our Amazing Kids Martial Arts Summer Camp! Here is what is included: - Monday - Friday from 9am-3pm - Every day is packed with FUN, fitness, self-defense, and lessons on life - Kids develop confidence, leadership skills, respect, and more - Friendship! Our community-focused camp creates lifelong friends. Even shy kids feel included and part of the fun! - ....

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  • Benefits of Game Based Learning for 3 and 4 Year Old's

    Benefits of Game Based Learning for 3 and 4 Year Old's

    GAME-BASED LEARNING The Benefits of Game-Based Learning for 3-4-year-olds Play is often overlooked as a learning tool for children. defines play as “engaging in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.” It is seen as a type of “free time” when nothing else important is happening. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. For 3 to 4-year old’s, play is vital to their overall development and learning. Children between the ages of 3 and 4 years old are growing physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially, at a very rapid rate. They are discovering new things daily ....

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  • Finding and Learning from a Martial Arts Mentor

    Finding and Learning from a Martial Arts Mentor

    Finding and Learning from a Martial Arts Mentor
    The following is adapted from Step on The Mat. People, a lot of times, don’t want help. Sometimes people see the word mentor and they think of it as someone who is telling you what to do. A mentor is not a weak thing. Each one of us has skills, but we all lack certain skills.
    Why We Need Mentors
    There is so much information out there—at the library, or on the internet. You can also pay a mentor for their time. It can be difficult to sort the good information from the bad. A lot of people read Rich Dad Poor Dad , for example. It’s a very popular book. Some people read the book and collect information. ....

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  • Hidden Benefits of martial arts

    Hidden Benefits of martial arts

    HeyXtreme ninja martial artsParents, Have you ever had that friend that asked “Why is your son/daughter in martial arts?” I am sure you have. I am also sure that you were able to provide a great answer to that question. I was recently asked that question as well! Before I replied, I knew I really wanted to get to the heart of what we do at Xtreme ninja martial arts center, beyond the typical responses. So instead, I remembered a few hidden benefits that I hear most often from our parents! Here are 4 of the hidden benefits to having a child in Martial Arts: “Structured” Physical Activity Notice we didn’t just say “physical activity”! ....

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  • OXYTOCIN: The Key To Positive Social Relationships in Children and Teens

    OXYTOCIN: The Key To Positive Social Relationships in Children and Teens

    Oxytocin has been dubbed the “love chemical.” It is the hormone that is released when we feel love and trust in relationships. For most people, they know oxytocin as a significant part of the parent-child bonding process. However, it is also very important in overall human relationships and is considered our “social glue.” The release of oxytocin is not automatic but rather, a learned response. It is very important for children to develop an effective oxytocin response. We find that when children are abused or neglected, they often have underdeveloped oxytocin responses. This is because they have been locked in the fight or flight response and have not ....

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  •  Tradition in Martial Arts: What it is, Why it is important and how you can benefit from it

    Tradition in Martial Arts: What it is, Why it is important and how you can benefit from it

    You may have noticed that karate is different from many other sport practices. With the students bowing and the belt system, you may wonder what its all about. This is because while karate is a sport, it is also an art based in old tradition. Some people may wonder if there is any “point” with students shorting loud “Kia!!”s with every punch. Is just for show. The answer is that here are so many wonderful points. Now, what is tradition?
    According to the dictionary, it is the act of passing down beliefs, ideas and practices through generations. If you look at traditional karate, you will see that it is based on principles of respect. Take a moment to watch, ....

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  • Free Women's Self-Defense Seminar

    Free Women's Self-Defense Seminar

    Lets not live in FEAR instead let's be PREPARED! Free Community Women's Self-Defense Seminar to help keep our community safe. At Xtreme Ninja we are always taking action to help keep our community safe!! We will be teaching a one and half hour Krav Maga Self-Defense course on Saturday, February 2nd from 9-10:30 AM for teen and adult females. This is a free Community Self-Defense Awareness for Xtreme Ninja members, family, friends, co-workers, and free to our Medford community. Ladies, it can be a scary world out there, but that doesn’t mean we want you to walk around paranoid or in a plastic bubble. It’s true that 1 in 6 women will be attempted raped in their ....

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  • 4 Reasons to Love Sparring in 2019

    4 Reasons to Love Sparring in 2019

    It’s a new year,
    and what better time than to talk about one of the most important practices at the dojo: sparring! While there are books worth of information about sparing in martial arts, here are 4 reasons to give it a try this year. Or if you already are kicking it, here are 4 reasons to love it even more in 2019. 1: Sparring is Safer Than You Might Think!
    There is always going to be a little risk with any physical activity, such as riding a bike or playing in a playground, and sparing is no exception. However thanks to the protective gear and instructor supervision, it is very difficult to get significantly hurt on the mats. In sparring class, students are taught ....

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  • Back to School Party!

    Back to School Party!

    Back 2 School Party!!! Hey there, its Ninja from Xtreme Ninja Martial Arts Center, with a really COOL event to tell you about! We've partnered with local businesses and we are having a Super-Fun Back 2 School Kickoff Party! Come join us on Saturday, September 15th, and meet some awesome people, make new friends, and have some fun before school starts. Xtreme Ninja Martial Arts will be offering super fun interactive classes in the afternoon, along with lots of fun games and activities for kids of ALL ages. Check out the schedule below... Back 2 School Kickoff Party 12:00PM-4:00PM 12:00PM - Parent and Me Super Hero Class (ages ....

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