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Martial Arts in the Top 5! – I Love Martial Arts Georgia

ghkd4People go through many stages in life. We spend a good portion of it sleeping, going to school, finding/maintaining a job, and finding other ways to spend time that would add value to our lives. At some point in the journey, a person may become health conscious and start building up time that revolves around everything to do with this field. Regardless of how the fitness stage goes, people tend to find that their lives become better. They learn that by taking care of themselves through fitness, diet, and etc. become important assets to their healthy well-being. This phase of life is also exciting because a person finds out what he/she is physically and mentally capable of.

According to an article found on EFitnessHub, the top five fitness trends of 2015 include martial arts!

Far from being a monotonous workout, Choe’s HapKiDo karate can be the tool you need to help engage in exercise. It is a martial art that is designed to bring out the best in everyone. On top of increasing strength, it is a sport that builds confidence and demands concentration. A wonderful community of instructors and peers also derive from all its locations. Our HapKiDo program is flawless at guiding people to their utmost potential.

Skills learned in Choe’s HapKiDo classes are not only temporary, but stay with individuals for a long time as they contribute to shaping all in the best way possible.

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

Written by: Christie McGowan

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