Should I Wait to Start Tai Chi Until My Injury Heals?

No matter what your age or fitness level, injuries during athletics and physical activities are a reality. Severe or minor, recovering from an injury can become a long and boring process, as your previous active lifestyle has you itching to get moving again. Often, downtime during healing leads to an idea to try new activities […]

Non-traditional Charlotte “Recreational” Activities to Consider for Your Kids

At the Peaceful Dragon, we strongly advocate martial arts for children for the numerous character-building traits and lifelong skills that come with them. There are many benefits of martial arts like kung fu that team sports simply don’t provide. In fact, according to research from the National Alliance for Sports, 70% of children leave team […]

Building a sense of self-confidence is key to healthy development in children. Martial arts can show them the way.

There is no more crucial time for healthy development in a person’s life than in childhood and adolescence. Traditional martial arts are a unique vehicle for building self-confidence and self-esteem, which are fundamental building blocks for success in many areas like academic achievement, social interactions, and even future careers.  At The Peaceful Dragon, we empower […]

Why In-Person Charlotte Yoga Classes are Better than Online Yoga

Technology is a blessing and a curse. Where we used to have to send mail through the U.S. Postal Service and wait a few days for the recipient to get our note, we now have email. Where we used to have to drive to the bank every Friday and deposit our paychecks there is direct […]

3 Reasons to Start Meditating with a Charlotte Meditation Class

Have you noticed yourself feeling overly stressed lately?  Are you feeling frazzled and just can’t seem to get things straight?  Have you noticed yourself having an excess of time to yourself? Are you feeling lonely or isolated?  There is no need to be worried, everyone gets lonely and stressed sometimes.  It is important to make […]

Does Yoga Make You Taller?

There are a great deal of claims about what practicing Yoga can do for you. So very many are true, but a few are not completely accurate. We sometimes field questions from our members in regards to rumors they have heard that seemed too good to be true. We have been asked a few times “Can […]

Charlotte Martial Arts Newsletter May 2018

The Peaceful Dragon Newsletter – May 2018 May Holidays National Salad Month 1st      Mother Goose Day                      16th   Love a Tree Day 4th     Star Wars Day                               18th   International Museum Day 8th   No Socks Day                                  23rd  Lucky Penny Day 13th   Frog Jumping Day                         […]

Charlotte Martial Arts Newsletter April 2018

The Peaceful Dragon Newsletter – April 2018 April Holidays National Poetry Month 1st      Easter/April Fool’s Day                       15th   World Art Day 6th     National Tartan Day                            20th   Volunteer Recognition Day 11th   Barbershop Quartet Day                    23rd  East Meets West Day 13th   Scrabble Day                                         28th  Great Poetry Reading Day Message from Mastery Eric Sbarge […]

What Are the Best Meditation Apps?

It is not going to be a surprise to most of you when we say we don’t have a very tight grip on the latest trends in phone app usage. We purposefully try to spend less time in front of screens and more time being present in our world. That being said, we are not […]

The Benefits of Traditional Martial Arts for Autism Spectrum Disorder

For children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there is a large variety in severity and types of symptoms. Most people on the spectrum face some challenges with social interactions and communications. Sometimes repetitive movements, actions or words or phrases can be observed. The traditional method of physical therapy and occupational therapy are useful […]