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The Best Martial Arts in Charlotte for Health and Wellness

For many, who are first beginning their martial arts journey, the motivation is led by a longing for physical improvement.  There are many physical benefits to making martial arts a regular part of your life.  Strength, balance, and weight loss are three attainable physical improvements.  But the physical practice transcends the body.

At The Peaceful Dragon, we embrace our students’ reasoning for becoming members of our Charlotte martial arts school.  There is no incorrect reason to begin caring for your physical body.  We encourage all our students to achieve their physical ideal, but there is so much more to receive from martial arts practices, and we endeavor to inspire our students to be receptive to those too!

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Choose The Peaceful Dragon for the best martial arts in Charlotte.

Becoming a member of our Charlotte martial arts school will embolden you to make healthy your body and your mind.  Our Kung Fu offering will condition your body with fitness and coordination, but by embarking on this demanding journey, you will also gain mental focus and self-discipline.  The term “martial arts” likely calls to mind Kung Fu, Karate, and Tae Kwon Do to most newcomers.  While many martial arts facilities focus on body improvements, The Peaceful Dragon’s school is a marriage of physical, mental, and spiritual growth.  With proper training at our facility, it is impossible not to receive the benefits of true martial arts, transcending a physical workout to become a whole-being experience and a way of life.

Charlotte Martial ArtsYoga, Tai Chi, and Meditation

The Peaceful Dragon’s tai chi and yoga offerings will help you still your mind with movement.  When we still our bodies for Zen meditation, we might find it difficult to maintain meditative focus.  Yoga and tai chi are fantastic vehicles for attaining deep meditation by simply requiring intense focus on proper movements.  While seated meditation is a deeper experience, the moving meditation of yoga and tai chi can help you achieve better Zen or Transcendental meditation practices.

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Further reading > Moving Towards Stillness

Health and Wellness Beyond the Martial Arts School

At The Peaceful Dragon, we strongly encourage our students to maintain a healthy mind-body-spirit connection outside our Charlotte martial arts studio.  By hosting classes and inclusive roundtable discussions about healthy eating, we offer ways to our students to weave health and wellness throughout their daily lives.  We also encourage tai chi, yoga, and meditation practices outside of our school.  These practices are easily taken home with our students, and they can be continued anywhere they travel.  It is important to us that our students carry with them the tools required to maintain a properly tuned and focused mind-body-spirit connection.

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Are you ready to embark on your own transformative journey with the most renowned martial arts practice in Charlotte?  Allow our personal growth and improvement programs to bring your mind, body, and spirit together to health and wellness.  Start today with a free semi-private introductory martial arts lesson and school tour.  Call to schedule. 704-504-8866

Add Martial Arts Classes to Your Personal Transformation Tool Kit

Transformation is one of the most powerful forces in life. Humans have an amazing capability of deciding to make big change and succeeding. Whether you’re focused on a transformative journey for your mind, body, or spirit, martial arts can be a vehicle for a powerful shift that can change your life.

Physical Transformation

It is well known that martial arts classes are excellent forms of exercise. Martial arts can help you lose weight, combat chronic pain, strengthen your body, and improve flexibility. Through the tight-knit family-like environment at the Peaceful Dragon, members make friends for life. The like-minded focus on health allows everyone to feel supported throughout triumphs and failures to stay on a healthy path for their long-term physical well-being.

Transform Your Mind with Martial Arts Classes

martial arts classesWith the need for extreme focus, discipline, and perseverance through the challenge of our Kung Fu sash program, your brain improves skills that will benefit you throughout your life. While you’re focused on making precise movements, at precise speeds, and maintaining steady breathing in martial arts class, your mind is gaining strength too. These skills can help in a myriad of ways. Focus better at work. Be more mindful when spending time with loved ones. Stay determined and push through life’s challenges. Your brain is a muscle that needs practice too. Martial arts classes are a great way to flex that muscle.

Bonus: Martial arts is shown to help students better manage stress, anxiety, and anger – crucial improvements for transforming your mind.

Spiritual Renewal Through

At the Peaceful Dragon, we adhere to the traditional Kung Fu “three pillars.” The mind, body, and spirit are all connected and rely heavily on one another. We keep a focus on the spirit that is sometimes lost in other martial arts disciplines. With a focus on respecting life, and therefore preserving it, martial arts nurtures the spiritual tenant of caring for our life-giving planet and all it’s living things.

A person’s individual spirituality is their inner journey to finding their purpose and reason for being. When learning and practicing Kung Fu, a person is encouraged to show mercy, understanding, and compassion, knowing fully that during a conflict, their physical abilities are the last resort. Combined with meditation practice and our internal martial arts classes in Tai Chi, Palua, and Hsing-i, we help our students nurture all three pillars of their lives.

Whether you’re currently embarking on a transformative journey or you’re looking to motivate that desire, give martial arts classes a try. Our program can ignite a lifetime of continuous self-improvement. Start today with a free semi-private introductory lesson and tour. Call now to schedule. 704-504-8866

Reshape Your Body with Martial Arts Classes in Charlotte

For those who struggle through a variety of diets and workouts to achieve better health and weight loss, it can be a roller coaster. One of the easy pitfalls to tumble into is the desire for fast and easy results. It is when a person commits to a lifestyle change for better health that they can often achieve and maintain the related desired weight loss. Martial arts classes are a great way to work towards that commitment to a new lifestyle. Through transforming your body and mind, you can reshape your health and your life.

The Cumulative Benefits of Martial Arts Classes in Charlotte

martial arts classes in CharlotteGood health feeds good health. The cyclical and cumulative benefits of small improvements is how a person eventually achieves the desired results. The time it takes to reach goals, is when the habits are formed and cemented for maintaining good health long-term.

When you join a martial arts class at The Peaceful Dragon, you will initially feel the physical challenge and benefits. Martial arts is absolutely a workout and depending on your activity level before you start, you will feel that fact to varying degrees. The regular mindful action of coming to class will burn more calories than you did if you normally spent that time in a sedentary activity.

You’ll begin to lengthen and strengthen your body almost immediately. Through those immediate benefits, your body will begin to burn more fuel and burn it more efficiently. The more muscle you have, the more fuel your body needs to maintain everyday functions. With the exact same food intake, you will, over time achieve weight loss through the increased activity and the increased caloric needs of your body.

As you attend classes regularly, you will develop a habit of exercising. That exercise will continue to burn calories and your muscles will continue to strengthen and lengthen. Those continuous changes will cumulatively benefit your body. Not only will you lose weight, but you’ll also see your shape change. Your posture will improve. You’ll stand taller. Your midsection will become stronger and tighter. Even those whose main goal is not weight loss will see their body reshaped into a longer leaner form.

Connecting the Mind and Body Through Healthy Eating

Martial arts classes are a social activity. You will make new friends. You will become each other’s supporters and cheerleaders. The health-minded environment will provide peer motivation for making healthy decisions in your daily activities and your daily dietary choices. With the addition of special seminars about healthy eating held for The Peaceful Dragon Members, you will be armed with information about nutrition for a lifetime of healthy eating.

Reshape your diet. Reshape your daily activities. Reshape your mind. Reshape your body. Reshape your life. Choose The Peaceful Dragon’s martial arts classes in Charlotte to help you make a lifestyle change that will endure and help you get and stay healthy. Start today with a free introductory semi-private lesson and tour of the school. Call today at 704-504-8866 to schedule your visit.

How to Stay on a Healthy Track While Still Enjoying the Holidays with Family & Friends

The holidays are one of the most common times of year to fall out of healthy eating and fitness routines. From travel, big family meals, and altered schedules, sticking to the routine can be not only a huge challenge but sometimes completely impossible. And, to be honest, most of us want and could use the break from strict eating and regimented workouts. However, the more you indulge, the more challenging getting back on track can be.

So, while we mightily encourage you to enjoy a break, we have a few excellent tips for minimizing the “damage” and maximizing the chance you will resume your routines and healthy eating habits without delay.

Stay Active Throughout the Holidays

Don’t stop working out altogether over the holidays. If you can sneak in your regular workouts, do so as much as you can. If you truly are short on time, create a 10-15-minute workout you can do with just your bodyweight each morning. Think about your big muscle groups and big movements, the types of exercise your gym teacher used to make you do in school. Push-ups, jumping jacks, crunches, squats, and lunges will get the blood flowing, activate your muscles and burn some calories.

Pack Your Own Healthy Travel Snacks

Traveling can be stressful. Whether you are road-tripping or flying, you might be tempted to grab whatever is fast and handy at the airport terminal, or that has a drive-through lane. To help avoid urgent hunger and fast grabs of unhealthy eats, pack healthy snacks in your back. Favorite snack choices that travel easily and keep you satisfied: fruits like clementines, peaches, and apples, nuts like almonds, pistachios, and walnuts, celery or carrots with peanut butter or hummus, and yogurt.

Indulge in the Yummies, Slowly and Only Until Full

Over-indulging is usually the issue during the holidays. An easy and stress-free trick is to eat slowly and pay attention to the feeling of being satisfied. You don’t have to eat until a food coma is triggered. The slow eating will help you feel satisfied with less food, so take your time, chat with friends and family while you eat and savor every flavor of every bite.

Portion Control

If eating slow doesn’t work for you, or you want extra guidance, you can partake in simple portion control at each holiday meal.  We love how easy it is to use this hand guide to portion control. Use the guide to build a plate at each meal that has the right portion of each food type for you! One palm of protein, a cupped hand of pasta or fruit, a fist of starch, a fist of vegetables, and a thumb-size portion of fats. For men, you can double each of those portions if you are active.

Get Back to Your Routine and Regular Diet As Soon As Possible

We recommend you get right back to your typical healthy diet and workout routine at the earliest possible moment. Don’t wait until New Year’s Day. Eat right and work out between Christmas and New Year’s to make sure you don’t fall out of the routine long-term.

We wish you all a Happy Holiday Season!

How Does Martial Arts Help with Anxiety?

Anxiety is a state of uneasiness or worries, typically about an impending event, past trauma, or an uncertain outcome. It is a normal emotion that when triggered during a threatening situation or event is necessary for survival. Anxiety is the correlating feeling one gets when our fight-or-flight response arises in the face of danger.

How Does Martial Arts Help with Anxiety?

However, severe anxiety that is out of proportion to the initial trigger is harmful to one’s health. The recurring and intrusive worry can interfere with daily function, cause increased blood pressure, nausea, and other harmful side-effects. It is important to control the level and duration of anxiety to safeguard your health and wellness.

The regular practice of martial arts is a great way to manage anxiety.

How Does Martial Arts Help with Anxiety?

Authentic Kung Fu training has always been about so much more than the physical practice. A discipline built on the mind and body connection – mental strength and perseverance have always been among the many benefits of martial arts training.

While discipline and self-control might be what you immediately think of, the mindfulness of martial arts practice itself forces you to be mentally present. That required presence prohibits the wandering of the mind. Anxiety can’t thrive in a mind that is focused on the here and now. A mind that is focused on precise posture, movements, and breathing.

Martial Arts classes also provide the physical outlet delivering several mental health benefits.

First, the act of aerobic exercise stimulates your body to produce endorphins. The feel-good hormone, endorphins lift your mood and energize you.

Secondly, the physical outlet of releasing the tension, stress, and anxiety of the day in a class where you can kick, punch, and scream in a safe and supportive environment is invaluable. After class, you’ll feel the day’s worries have weakened and your outlook will be clearer.

Cumulative Benefits

The mental strength and fortitude, the focus and mindfulness, and the regular release of endorphins achieved in martial arts class will spill over into the rest of your days and weeks improving your ability to manage anxiety as it presents itself. With time, your fight-or-flight response will require different, more appropriate triggers and your general anxiety will decrease.

We recommend children and adults alike try our martial arts classes to help lower anxiety.

If you’d like to give it a try, start today with a free introductory tour and semi-private lesson. 704-505-8866

10 Ways to Ease Holiday Stress that You May Not Have Considered

Stress is a fact of life for most Charlotte residents. While levels of stress vary, the causes of stress are plentiful. Work, traffic, kids, traffic, money, traffic, personal relationships, and more. The most wonderful time of the year happens to also come with additional stress for some.

Holiday stress is no joke, as our normal schedules are altered to fit in holiday parties, visits with family, volunteering for our favorite charities, shopping for gifts, school events, and more! Not to mention the financial stress that can occur in an effort to purchase said gifts or travel to visit out-of-town families.

It is important for your health to combat the stress you may feel from the holidays with active stress management. WebMD notes that stress can lead to physical symptoms such as headaches, elevated blood pressure, upset stomach, and even chest pain. Check out these ideas for helping you manage your stress during the busy holiday season:

Time to Yourself

Schedule some time for yourself to unwind. Read a book, watch a movie, listen to music, take a bath. Spend some time alone to re-center yourself and get a break from the chaos of the season.

Sunlight

Spend time outdoors or near a bright window daily. Sunlight is an important factor in relieving the effects of the cold, cloudy winter weather.

Regular exercise

Increase serotonin production and let off some steam with regular exercise. The holidays are a time of year it can be easy to set fitness aside. It is important to make exercise a priority. We recommend trying an exercise with additional stress-reducing qualities such as Yoga, Tai Chi, and Martial Arts.

 

Limit Comfort Food

Don’t over-indulge in comfort foods. Throwing your balanced diet out of whack with a large intake of caffeine, sugar, or alcohol can exacerbate the negative effects of stress on the body. Everything in moderation.

Meditation

Again, WebMD promotes meditation as an effective form of stress management in as little as 10 minutes per day! It can decrease anxiety and improve cardiovascular health – a benefit all year long!

Hoku – Pressure Point Relief

The fleshy area between your thumb and pointer finger, known as the “Hoku point” or “hand valley point” is a pressure point for stress relief in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Squeeze it for 30 seconds and take a deep breath to calm yourself during stressful moments.

Forget Perfection

Focus on the people in your life rather than worrying about maintaining a perfectly tidy home, doing it all, or cooking every single thing from scratch. This is the season for enjoying each other, let go of the small stuff, and you can better enjoy the holidays.

Don’t overschedule

Say no to some events. You are not obligated to be at every party. Keep your focus on the events and people closest to your heart to ensure you maintain balance in your life.

Be generous

Be generous with compliments, service, and gratitude towards family, friends, and coworkers to boost your mood and lower your stress during the holidays. This can also apply on a broader level in volunteering time to charity.

Walk it off

The rhythm of a walk can be calming for your brain. Take a walk to decrease anxiety and improve sleep. (A two-for, as better sleep, also improves stress management too!)

If you’d like to add stress-relieving exercise to your routine during this holiday season, start today with a free introductory tour and semi-private lesson. 704-505-8866

Traditional Kung Fu & TCM Remedies for Injuries and Illness

We are not medical professionals, nor should any of this be taken as medical advice above your doctor’s recommendations.

In our school, we discuss and share traditional Kung Fu and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it relates to common remedies for injuries and illness. At a recent Mastery Roundtable, we discussed how practicing Kung Fu can benefit illnesses and injuries in a variety of ways, as well as popular TCM remedies.

How Does Traditional Kung Fu and Martial Arts Help Heal and Prevent Injury and Illness?

traditional kung fuThe general health benefits of practicing martial arts are plentiful. While some are specific to martial arts, others are secondary as a benefit of regular exercise. The cardiovascular workout and strength-building moves are great for heart health, high blood pressure prevention, lowering cholesterol, increasing lung capacity, strengthening muscles for bone structure support, weight management, and improved diabetic conditions.

Optimizing your metabolic function boosts your immune system! Aerobic exercise stimulates the natural production of antibodies and reduces inflammation. These benefits make you less susceptible to colds and flu.

Since traditional Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Qigong focus very closely on movement and functionality of the body, they all have proven themselves effective against chronic pain, especially in bones and joints. Practitioners will increase mobility, improve posture, and gain a better range of motion. The major and minor muscles strengthened in Martial Arts training are much more widespread than in other popular forms of exercise, maximizing the benefits for everyday movements.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Health

The ancient healing system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) features a variety of methods and theories to address both mental and physical wellness. As we apply TCM to physical illness and injury, we explore the four main healing methods.

The healing properties of food are embraced entirely by TCM. What you put in your body every single day supports or doesn’t support your health and wellness. Beyond calories and nutritional content, TCM knows the essence of each food and uses the Five Element theory mapping the interrelationship of all things. The theory assigns specific foods and tastes with each season of the year. Our bodies benefit from feeding them the right foods in the right season. Each food’s essence also heals particular organs, so TCM practitioners may prescribe specific foods for specific ailments. Eating for Healing.

Herbal therapy has been utilized in healing for thousands of years. Throughout time, TCM has identified and classified how thousands of herbs affect the body, mind, and spirit. TCM uses a combination of various herbs to create healing substances that achieve a specific objective. With thousands of years of knowledge, and thousands of herbs to combine, herbal remedies are available for many ailments and illnesses.

Acupuncture is probably one of the most well-known TCM methods. The theory behind acupuncture is that the needles are used at key acupoints to relieve energy (Qi) blockages. The Qi in your body flows through invisible paths known as meridians. Unblocking meridians with acupuncture needles restores the internal balance and harmony within your body. Acupuncture can be used for relief from a variety of pains, injuries, and illnesses.

Acupressure is very similar to acupuncture, but it utilizes hand techniques at specific acupoints and meridians to unblock energy flow. Acupressure is more popular than acupuncture for sports injuries and sprains and can be just as effective.

When it comes to practicing Kung Fu and Traditional Chinese Medicine for various preventative and healing measures, we encourage you to always check in with your physician first. It is important to coordinate efforts and ensure any potential risks with other medications or existing ailments are avoided.

6 Ways to Improve Physical Balance and Limit Risk of a Dangerous Fall

Gaining and maintaining good physical balance is an important part of keeping yourself healthy and well. Good balance requires decent muscle strength in your core, back, and stabilizing leg muscles. As you begin to get older, physical balance is vital in avoiding falls that can lead to major injuries such as broken hips, pelvises, wrists, and head injuries. AARP reported that deaths from falls in adults 65 years and older had gone up 31%!

improve physical balanceThere are several activities you can begin today to improve physical balance and help you maintain it. Check out these six awesome ideas:

Balance on One Leg

Stand near a chair or wall to catch yourself if you lose balance. Put your feet together. Pick up one foot. Hold it with your eyes open and then closed. Try this 4 times with each foot.

Squats or Sit n’ Stands

With your feet shoulder-width apart, push your hips back and your arms out front, slowly down into a sitting position (without actually sitting). Come back up again. Repeat 10 times. Make sure your knees do not go out past your toes.

Swing Your Legs

Stand up straight. Lift one leg off the floor between three to six inches. Keep your arms at your side and swing your leg forward and backward while keeping your body straight. Repeat. Switch legs and do it again.

Close Your Eyes

Stand within reach of a chair or wall to catch yourself if you lose balance. Close your eyes. If you maintain balance, try it again, standing on one leg.

One-Legged Squats

Once you’ve perfected the regular squat. Do the same but balancing on one leg. Achieve this by putting one leg out front with just the tip of your toe resting on the floor for balance. Then squat with just the other leg. Be sure your knee does not pass your toe by pressing your hips backward and hold your arms out front for more balance.

Charlotte Tai Chi Classes

One of the most proven benefits of Tai Chi practice is improved balance. The slow, purposeful movements of Tai Chi builds muscle and provides practitioners with a better awareness of their bodies in space. Many Tai Chi movements work your glutes and quadriceps, which play a huge role in your balance when standing. The myriad of other stabilizing muscles that get stronger also decreases your chances of falling. But perhaps what really makes a difference for many, is that Tai Chi is accessible to everyone. Your fitness level and mobility are not of importance for practicing Tai Chi.

If you’d like to improve physical balance and stability, consider Tai Chi one of the best methods of doing so. If you come out to The Peaceful Dragon, you can enjoy a complimentary semi-private lesson to give Tai Chi a try before you commit. Call today to schedule your free visit.

A Look Ahead to the Peaceful Dragon Japan & China trip 2019

From October 15th through October 27th we will be embarking on our fourth group tour of Asia! The two-week tour was designed specifically for The Peaceful Dragon and our affiliated schools.

The tour will include both China and Japan and will be packed with educational, historical, and cultural experiences. We are thrilled to see some of the most exciting and famous sites in both countries and also practice tai chi, kung fu, and meditation with a variety of local experts and instructors.

As we travel the two countries, we look forward to our adventures in each of the following cities:

Tokyo

Enjoying all the must-see attractions in Tokyo, we will visit the Imperial Palace and take a cruise down the Sumida River! We are especially excited to immerse ourselves in the culture by exploring the old Edo District to sample the local cuisine. Hopping on the bullet train to head out to Kyoto will be the exclamation point on our time in Tokyo!

Kyoto

Known as the “Golden Pavilion,” our first stop in Kyoto will be a tour of the Kinkakuji Temple. It is covered in gold! Other amazing sites in Kyoto will include the Kiyomizu Temple to experience Zazen, (sitting meditation) and a walking tour of Kyoto. Our first night in Kyoto will be spent soaking in the famous hot springs of the Biwako Hotel!

Nara/Osaka

Osaka Castle Park is the largest castle in Japan, and we will get to explore it. We will also visit one of Japan’s largest bronze Buddha statues at the Todaiji Temple. In Shinsaibashi, the largest shopping district in Osaka, we will get to enjoy some free time to wander the shops and enjoy the scene.

Shanghai

Our visit to Shanghai will feature a famous Chinese acrobatic show. Shanghai is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in China, offering a unique experience at every turn.

Nanjing

Another high-speed train ride to Nanjing from Shanghai will transport us from the most modern to the most ancient. The Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum honors the modern father of China. We’ll also get to see the Confucius Temple, the Imperial Museum, and the Niushou Mountain Forestal Park full of modern temples and pagodas.

Suzhou

Full of water gardens and canals, “the Venice of China” will be an experience we will never forget. We will visit the famous Lingering Gardens – one of the most famous classical Chinese gardens. Then it is back to Shanghai for our last few days.

They say investing in experiences is a better path to happiness than investing in possessions, and we couldn’t agree more. As we prepare to embark on this magnificent journey to Asia, we hope that you’ll begin planning for your next big adventure. Whether with us on our next sponsored tour or with friends and family, remember, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

The Benefits of Martial Arts Classes for ADHD and Hyperactivity

Martial Arts for ADHDMartial Arts are an ancient practice. While many consider it a form of self-defense or fighting, today’s martial artists often practice it to build and maintain health and wellness. Martial arts increases physical strength and flexibility while improving mental and emotional health.

Many of our parents enroll their children in martial arts classes for the myriad of non-physical benefits. Martial arts practice can increase confidence, improve self-control, and lengthen attention spans. While these skills benefit everyone, they are especially beneficial to children with ADHD and hyperactivity.

It can be hard for children with ADHD to find an extracurricular activity that is right for them – which can leave them feeling excluded and full of energy. Martial arts are accessible to everyone. No matter your coordination, strength, or stamina, martial arts focuses on individual growth and goal setting so anyone can jump in and get started.

The Benefits of Martial Arts for ADHD

Martial arts classes offer many opportunities for children with ADHD to find their niche. Here are a few reasons why children’s martial arts classes are a good choice for kids with attention issues:

An accepting, supportive, communal environment.

Our studio offers a supportive, friendly community built on mutual respect. Your child will always feel welcome, supported, and encouraged.

A safe outlet for expending excess energy.

Exercise is a great way to use extra energy and release built-up tension. Kicking and punching can be specifically helpful in releasing excess energy for a child who has been maintaining the required behavior for school all day long. And with pads and proper guidance, safety is fully maintained.

Structure and clear expectations.

The rules in martial arts class are built around tradition, clearly outlined, and constantly reinforced. We emphasize good behavior in and out of class and use positive reinforcement for achieving and maintaining structure in the classroom.

Clear, individual, attainable goals.

Kids work at their own pace in martial arts class. They are not trying to live up to any specific standard that might be placed on others. There is no superstar in class. Each child is supported and motivated to reach his/her full potential. As they attain the next color sash through hard work and determination, they build confidence and self-esteem to last a lifetime.

Focus on individual growth.

Martial arts is not a team sport. The pressure that kids can feel from competing with others can be too much, and that is where martial arts is different. Your child will get a great physical workout and enjoy the social benefits of the classroom setting, all while avoiding the pressures of a team.

Build self-control, lengthen focus, and improve concentration.

Ready stance. With a simple command by the instructor, children are brought back to center and are ready to focus on the task at hand. Martial arts classes, by nature, require and teach self-discipline and control. Instructors are well versed in peacefully maintaining that focus with routines, tradition, structure, and kindness.

Improved coordination.

Muscle memory is an important part of martial arts. Deliberate and repetitive movements improve children’s motor skills, coordination, and balance.

Have Fun!

Martial arts classes are fun. Fun is a key feature in keeping children with ADHD engaged and willing to participate. We always keep it fun, even when we are working hard and staying focused.

If you think your child could benefit from martial arts classes in Charlotte, call today 704-504-8866 to schedule a FREE introductory class. This trial class will help you meet instructors, understand the atmosphere and community and see if children’s martial arts class at The Peaceful Dragon is right for your child.