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 […]

Exercise Beats Drugs or Surgery for Most Back Pain

As recently reported by NBC News, lower back pain is the leading cause of disability around the world, and yet it almost always gets the wrong treatments.   Doctors typically prescribe drugs (opioids) or surgery, but studies show that drugs and surgery not only fail to work for back pain in most cases, but they […]

Charlotte Martial Arts Newsletter March 2018

The Peaceful Dragon Newsletter – March 2018 March Holidays National Nutrition Month 1st Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day                           17th Saint Patrick’s Day 4th   Hug a GI Day Day                                        20th Tea for Two Day 9th   Panic Day                                                     23rd  Nat’l Puppy […]

Why Martial Arts Tournaments and Competitions May Be Right for You!

At The Peaceful Dragon, we encourage all of our martial arts students to periodically enter and compete in competitions. Whether they are a beginner, intermediate or advanced, and at any age, experiencing martial arts talent from other schools while sharing your progress with a large group of like-minded peers is a singular experience. Queen Charlotte’s […]

Can Martial Arts Help with Anger Management and Aggression Issues?

It is more common than you might think for new martial arts students to ask whether or not practicing Kung Fu and Martial Arts can help with anger management issues. It might seem counterintuitive that “learning to fight” could actually simmer one’s temper and lower their tendency to engage in physical altercations, but it is […]