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 […]

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. However, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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, balance is vital in avoiding falls that can lead to major injuries such as broken hips, pelvises, wrists, and […]

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 […]

The Benefits of Martial Arts Classes for ADHD and Hyperactivity

Martial 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 […]

Martial Arts in Charlotte: The Key to Happiness?

Practicing martial arts has long been known to improve a person’s mental health. But can Martial Arts classes in Charlotte actually make you happier? “Money Can’t Buy You Happiness” is a common phrase; you may or may not agree with. But what if science supported the argument? Researchers at Yale and Oxford worked on figuring […]

Kids Karate in Charlotte Could Mean Kids Kung Fu in Charlotte Instead

Karate vs. Kung Fu. What is the difference? How is a parent to choose? If you’re looking for a children’s Karate class in Charlotte, you’re finding a long list of choices across a variety of martial arts disciplines. Children’s martial arts covers a large array of styles. For children, Karate and Kung Fu are the […]

Instill Healthiness in Your Children From a Young Age with More Exercise, More Sleep, and Less Screen Time

You’ve heard about it in the news for years now, how children under a certain age should have limited screen time. It can be hard to know what to do when the options for television, streaming video, and handheld gaming are so plentiful, accessible, and desirable. In April of this year, the World Health Organization […]