Tagged: competition

3 Things to Never Say in Martial Arts Class

As a woman practicing a martial art you will inevitably hear the following comments. I have encountered these statements in all areas of training. Included are reasons why these words are said, what they actually convey and why they should...

[Link] Crying

Fan-she-kicking-tastic post about crying in the dojo.  Women tend to cry more than men, and crying is often seen as weak, and is therefore unwelcome.  (Which is wrong-wrong.)  But this author breaks it all down and shares her personal experience....

Five Ways to Avoid Burnout

For many, martial arts isn’t just an after school activity.  It’s a family, it’s the foundation of social connections, it’s exercise, competition, weekends, week nights, holidays, and then some! It can be such a rewarding, intense, and immerse experience. But...