Charlotte Martial Arts Classes at The Peaceful Dragon: The Difference is Remarkable

We’ve overheard people say that “all martial arts schools are the same” – but what we know to be true is that none are the same. We strive to differentiate ourselves in several key categories as our goals are not the same as the goals of other martial arts studios. Some might focus on competition […]

Millennials Say “No” to Stress: Why Tai Chi and Meditation are Rising in Popularity

Tai Chi used to have a reputation as an exercise for “old” people. A fitness routine your grandma and grandpa could do, regardless of their physical ailments. It’s long been known to improve balance and help the aging population avoid falls and remain strong and healthy. But now. Now, Tai Chi is getting the credit […]

What are the Eight Gates of Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is also known as Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan. Built within the name itself is the idea of balance. Starting with the internal balance between the mind and body. Then outwardly, as you use those skills to study and affect your opponent. Today, Tai Chi is mainly practiced for increased health and wellness. […]

Why Practice Martial Arts as a Family?

Did you know we now offer a family martial arts program? The family program is a concept we have been working on for a long time and we are pleased to offer it to our members. The idea is that families truly are looking for activities they can participate in together. Depending on the age […]

How Can I Counteract the Negative Effects of Sitting at Work All Day?

It is common for today’s professionals to be required to sit for a majority of their day. Usually at a desk. And while sit/stand desks have provided tremendous benefits and you may even have a treadmill desk, there are still negative health risks that come with sitting and being still for so much of your […]

Wellness and Weight Loss for Life at The Peaceful Dragon Martial Arts and Yoga School

Have you been on the annual regimen of making weight loss your New Year’s Resolution for as long as you can remember? Are you feeling discouraged when year-after-year you don’t see the results you want, or can’t maintain the progress you make? We’d like to offer you a fresh idea. A membership at the Peaceful […]

Tai Chi Class for Stress Management and Stress Reduction

The science is in! Tai Chi is great for stress management and stress reduction. A recent neurological study began with people who had no meditation experience. Their brains were measured before and after an eight-week meditation regimen. The post-eight-week brain scans revealed the science behind the stress reduction benefit of tai chi class. They found […]

How to Lose Weight with Charlotte Martial Arts and Tai Chi

It is not a secret to most of our readers that regular Martial Arts, Tai Chi, and Yoga practice can all help you lose weight. But, you may not know the best way to approach these classes if indeed weight loss is one of your top goals. Attending class regularly is a great start, as […]

Could the Fountain of Youth Be Found in a Charlotte Yoga or Meditation Class?

Are your friends raving about meditation or their Charlotte yoga class? Are they constantly going on and on about how great they feel and how meditation has helped them manage stress or reduce anxiety? If you have ever read about or know anyone who practices regular meditation or yoga, you are probably familiar with the […]

Add “Working In” to your Work Out with Comprehensive Martial Arts Classes

At The Peaceful Dragon, we don’t just focus on the physical aspects of martial arts. Whether it is Tai Chi or Kung Fu, and even Yoga, all our classes work towards improving your emotional and physical health simultaneously. Charlotte’s Best Martial Arts Workout Often it is a physical motivation for health and wellness that brings […]