1. Martial Arts Fitness Comes From All Our Our Martial Arts Classes

    The definition of sport can really be debated. Is horseback riding a sport, even though the horse is doing most of the work? How about driving a racecar, where the most movement that occurs inside the car is a few inches down on the pedal and a few inches left on the steering wheel? If sport can be defined as something that has to get you exercise, then there are many sports that simply wouldn’t…Read More

  2. Why So Few Martial Arts Come From America

    Martial arts training has evolved quite a bit over the centuries and millennia. One martial art begins as a philosophy, but then becomes combative as an army approaches. Another might start as a form of dancing and then morph into a way to protect escaped slaves deep in the South American jungle. So many martial arts have names that sound strange to American ears, and there’s a good reason for t…Read More

  3. More of Our Martial Arts School’s Customer Reviews

      Every so often we like to take a look at reviews that people are leaving for our Lyndhurst martial arts school. We can talk until we’re blue in the face about how great we are, and while it’s important for us to get accurate information out to the public in this blog, we think it’s pretty important to let our customers have a say every so often. Today we’re going to take a look at a few…Read More

  4. 4 Good Reasons To Choose Kids Martial Arts As Your Summer Sports Program

      Summer is almost here, and now is the time that many parents will be talking with their child about summer sports programs. For the child with baseball posters all over their walls, their summer sports program is probably already established. Baseball is probably all they've been thinking about all spring! But for many kids (including younger kids who don’t yet have an obsession with a partic…Read More

  5. Terms Used In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training

      If you’re new to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and/or martial arts in general, you might be completely unaware of the terms that you hear when you get to our martial arts school. Don’t worry, we’ll do our best to explain everything as we teach our world-class martial arts classes. But if you’d like a quick preview of the vocabulary you might run across, we thought we’d go over some of the most …Read More

  6. Why Are Kids Coming In For BJJ Martial Arts and MMA Training?

      Every so often we like to take a look at some of the reviews that people are leaving for ours kids martial arts program called Dragon Force. It’s been a few months since we’ve gone over to Google to take a look at our most recent reviews (our most recent responses to our reviews can be found here) so we thought we’d head back over and see what people are saying about us. We’ll start wit…Read More

  7. Is Your Kid Not A “Sports” Kid? Kids Martial Arts Might Be Right For Them

    There are some kids who are simply into sports. Sometimes they love playing them, sometimes talking about them, other times watching them on TV. (Let’s admit it: most “sports kids” are interested in all three of those.) Other kids just aren't that much into sports. Maybe they’re a bit uncoordinated, or the interest in sports just doesn’t run in their family. Perhaps they’ve tried sport…Read More

  8. Here’s the Definition of Kung Fu, Capoeira, and…Kids Martial Arts?

      In our most recent article we discussed short histories of fighting styles and the translations of martial arts names. We told you how judo is most often translated as “gentle way,” Muay Thai most likely means “to make things united,” and karate means “empty hand.” Jiu Jitsu, in addition to having multiple spellings and hyphenations, can mean “gentle art,” “flexible art,” …Read More

  9. Why Weaponless Training Is The Best Martial Arts Training

    In our previous blog we discussed some of the reasons that most martial arts training doesn’t include the use of weapons. And while we acknowledged that some military martial arts do incorporate the use of weapons, most of those are about harming someone in order to disable them or even kill them. So, let's reel it in a bit. Let’s talk about why, in the modern world of self-defense, not having…Read More

  10. How Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Have Warped The Idea of Martial Arts Training

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Sure, they’re ninjas, and over the course of six movies, comics, more than one TV show, and hundreds of action figures, they have portrayed a very...unique idea of what martial arts are. Did you know that you can tell them apart by the color of their masks? Yeah, we didn’t either. It wasn’t even always a possibility, as the TMNT started out in black and white co…Read More