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Stay Committed! – I Love Kickboxing

fkbThink back to the times of your achievements. The best part of these moments is that they can range from any size: rising early enough to eat breakfast before work every day, filling up the car tank early morning, earning all A’s for one term, running a 5K, losing weight — the list could be longer! But regardless of the size of these successes, they all have one element in common: commitment.

Your 2015 resolutions may have started with inspiration and motivation, but now commitment needs to step in. By possessing this asset, good will happen. It will also bring in other factors to help achieve goals such as loyalty, self-discipline, and self-respect. There will be obstacles, and there will probably be sweat. But keep in mind that the tougher the challenge, the better you will be.

It is still only the second month of 2015, and you pursuing a resolutions goal may already be trialing. You might be tired and discouraged right now, but do not quit now. Take a day or two of a break, complain more to relieve frustration, or anything else. But DO NOT let yourself fold over.

Be consistent, work hard, sweat lots, overcome obstacles, and beam at all the rewards that will come at the end.

For more information on I Love Kickboxing, visit here.

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Kickboxing is Good Beyond A Rainy Day!

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Did you have to skip your run today because of the weather? Well, don’t sweat it! I Love Kickboxing is the perfect all-year-round fitness studio that will always meet your workout needs. From adding fitness instructors to your network and to maintaining a good fitness regimen, our program helps all reach their exercise goals.

All you need to do at our kickboxing studio is to show up with a pair of boxing gloves, and we will take care of the rest! Our classes will guide you through a workout that infuses cardio, resistance, and interval training. And within a few weeks, your eyes will be correct when they see positive changes of weight being lost and muscle beginning to develop nicely.

Every time you break a sweat through our program, you are on the way to improving your life! You’ll learn to push through hard work and the temptation to stop while you’re winning! Most of the times, it takes someone on the outside to push you to your best.

For more information on I Love Kickboxing, visit here.

Kickboxing Locations:

Buckhead, Grayson, Cumming, Duluth, Loganville

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The Benefits of Meditation – I Love Martial Arts Georgia

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At I Love Martial Arts Georgia, we guide individuals through all sorts of exercise to promote for a stronger, better life. One workout that we guide classes through is usually done right before warming up our bodies. In the martial arts world, meditation serves as a tool to connect the mind to the body.

According to Instructor Gasstrom from Choe’s HapKiDo in Loganville, “…your mind plays a significant part when doing physical training and conditioning as it will determine how long you will be able to handle the intensity of the workout. Therefore, by training your mind to overcome greater lengths and amount of workout, you will be able to have even better results.”

As fierce and wild as meditation sounds, it should not be overlooked as useless. It is simple, yet can be powerful. Neurologists have observed beneficial changes to the brain for those that undergo meditation: it can decrease pain sensitivity, improve mood associated to depression and anxiety, increase focus which greatly affect those with ADD/ADHD, and influence to be more awake and relaxed (Dvorsky).

While some studies have shown great changes to those who meditated five hours a day, people can receive benefits from this exercise by attempting 20 minutes a day. The mind is an incredible creation, as it can “memorize how much your body can handle and send it signals…[and] your body will perform against the limitations you set for yourself and improve with repetition (Gasstrom).

Meditation will not work like other forms of exercise because it’s in a zone of its own. If someone is looking for a way to relieve stress, then all forms of exercise including meditation will do. But if someone desires to improve in areas like mood, concentration and breathing, then meditation should be given a try. Especially if it is something that people can get into, it can be so beneficial to one’s health.

For more information on I Love Martial Arts Georgia, visit here.

Written by Christie McGowan

Citations

Dvorsky, George. “The Science Behind Mediation, and Why It Makes You Feel Better.” i09.com. Kinja, 2013. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.

Gasstrom, John. “Martial Arts Lesson of the Week- Connecting Mind and Body.” Choe’s HapKiDo of Youth. Bogger. 2014. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.

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I Love Martial Arts Georgia – Who We Are

Choe’s HapKiDo helps people of all sorts. Especially if you have finished school, or find yourself stuck in life, this place provides great distraction. There is always something to look forward to, and you are definitely not wasting time when learning an ancient martial art while also becoming part of a cool community.

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First, there are the peers. You bow in and out of class together, you help each other improve, and you even fight each other – in the most respectful way possible! You develop respect for everyone, and you learn to work with all kinds of people.

Then there are the parents. Whether it is your parent or somebody else’s, you still connect. As your peer’s parents are watching their kid(s), they have been watching you too.

Class would not be the same without the assistant instructors. These students drive the class, induce positive energy, and provide a good example of what to work towards.

And of course, everyone likes the instructors and the head instructor. These people influence everyone around them. They always have good advice.

HapKiDo events add to the warm quality of the community. Meeting founder Grandmaster Choe and HapKiDo students from other branches is always fun. From belt tests to competitions, meeting other people who also share your martial arts passion is eye opening.

These people become a part of your life in the best way possible. You see them so often, that you cannot help but to like them all.

For more information on Choe’s HapKiDo, visit here.

I Love Kickboxing Georgia – Fitness Gift Ideas Here!

“Tis’ the season of giving.”

As many times you have heard this phrase, it’s true! The promotions for December in response to the numerous festivities are fitting. But even without all the hallmark reminders, think about the time and emotions when someone adored the gift received from you. Now, compare those feelings to the occasions of receiving gifts from others. Both types of gift giving may give off happy vibes, but they are each slightly different. To get what you want is always nice, but to watch someone glow because you gave what he/she wanted is more awesome!

This season, why not give someone the gift of fitness? It’s something that won’t collect dust on the shelf, and it’s an idea that would allow that body/mind to reap great benefits! If you’re looking around for fitness gift ideas, check out I Love Kickboxing! With either option chosen, the person receiving this fantastic opportunity will also receive a FREE pair of kickboxing gloves! You can’t go wrong with a gift like this!

For more information on I Love Kickboxing, visit here.

What’s on Your List? – Choe’s HapKiDo

Thinking about goal reaching is great any day, but December just automatically calls attention for it to be a popular topic because of New Year’s resolutions. So far this week, goal reaching has produced inspired blog topics such as thinking ahead, maintaining self-respect, and possessing positive attitude.

Making goals is definitely a lot easier than pursuing them; they tend to create nice images in your head. If it’s not the hard work and struggles that attract people, then it must be the feeling experienced when crossing a finishing line. But the thing about goals, especially with some of the popular ones, they seem to be meant for long-term. Like, why would you stop trying to get fit or eating healthy after a year?

According to USA.gov, the following are popular New Year’s resolutions made every year:

Lose weight
Volunteer to help others
Quit Smoking
Get a Better Education
Get a Better Job
Save Money
Get Fit
Eat Healthy Food
Manage Stress
Manage Debt
Take a Trip
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
Drink Less Alcohol

What has been on your New Year’s resolution list? Anything different from the ones listed above?

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Written by: Christie McGowan

 

 

You Have to Want It! – HapKiDo Karate

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You might not be involved with a martial art, but you can definitely relate to the ideals of goal reaching that’s encouraged in our studios. At Choe’s HapKiDo, self-defense and respect are strong practices. In fact, improvement occurs when an individual finds realizes to have respect for self. Then, when students start making goals, it is because of self-will, confidence, and encouragement.

Goals are great because something in your life caught attention and has pushed for fixing. You are led to the desire of action, and for a dose of responsibility. However, with each goal made, it is always good to think “why.” Did you get inspired? If not inspired, then what?

Sometimes people feel necessary to change due to emotions in response to circumstances. Maybe you feel the need to lose weight because someone commented on your figure. Or maybe the reason to tone up is a response of comparing self. Or perhaps, you plan to work harder because the feeling of incompetence increased. Or even – the need of finding a special somebody due to the pressures of being single can get to anyone’s head…Yeah?

You know, an important element to goal making is the amount of respect you have for yourself. From experience, there’s a difference when making plans because of inspiration versus being bullied into it by yourself. Sure, others can definitely initiate and add weight to your bucket of feelings, but you don’t have to fall into it. When you make goals, it should be because you want them. Otherwise, the journey to reach goals due to pressure can become a miserable one, you might even stop at some point.

Written by: Christie McGowan

 

 

You Count Everyday! – HapKiDo Karate

Happy December from Choe’s HapKiDo!

Did you take a moment to reflect on thankfulness over the Thanksgiving break? Well, believe it or not- there are only four and a half weeks left of 2014! If you haven’t been swept away by all the Christmas and other winter holiday shenanigans, surely your schedule will soon have you running around. But in the midst of a busy December schedule, this month is also the time to start thinking of next year. If you are a New Year’s resolution fanatic, testing the waters of set goals can ensure the likelihood of reaching them.

Think about this – whatever you put on your New Year’s resolution list, you can really start today. Or at least, begin prepping and experiencing the realistic measures of trying to reach new goal(s) before the actual first day. By doing this, you can also make adjustments to set goals. For example, if you’ve written anything to do with weight, maybe check out fitness classes, buy the clothes/tools needed, or maybe appoint a couple of friends to try it out with you. You could all act as each other’s motivators.

Another popular goal on people’s list revolves around changing the current diet to possibly something better. With this kind of goal, you could start doing research and experimenting with foods. Whatever route you decide to take to try accomplishing new set goals, the main idea here is to find ways to keep going by getting a head start. Use December as an advantage!

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If fitness and healthy eating are goals that make up your list, try working out with us at Choe’s HapKiDo. We understand the mindset needed and try to show others their potential. And by being around people who are striving for similar ideals, the company makes the journey a little bit easier. Think of us as an awesome, caring support group!

For more information on Choe’s HapKiDo, visit here.

Written by: Christie McGowan