Category Archives: Martial arts

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Charlotte Martial Arts for Weight Loss

At The Peaceful Dragon, we approach every martial art with a goal for a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Our comprehensive programs use martial arts instruction as the foundation for building good health. Sometimes achieving good health means working towards weight loss goals. The most obvious ways that Martial Arts, including Kung Fu and Tai […]

5 Top Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults

Many non-martial artists believe that martial arts is a fitness activity where you can learn some of the cool moves you see in movies. However, the benefits of martial arts for adults in Charlotte are much more extensive than fitness-oriented benefits. Martial arts for adults can improve your mental strength, change your outlook on life, […]