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Since more than one-third of children and adolescents in the U.S. are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s always inspiring when a young person take steps to get healthier. That’s exactly what Irving Candelaria Jr., a 12-year-old from Northlake, Illinois, did. Since enrolling in karate classes at WhirlWin Martial Arts in […]

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Video – Martial Arts and Self-Esteem Part 3

Published: October 12, 2016

Physical insecurities aren’t the only things that contribute to low self-esteem, though. Many people feel as if they aren’t successful or powerful enough in their lives, contributing to their negative self-image. Martial arts also addresses this concern. While martial arts competitions do exist, the practice itself isn’t necessarily competitive. It’s meant to be a learning […]

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Why Go to Tournaments?

Published: October 4, 2016

Looking back, I wrote this article over two years ago at the beginning of the 2014 tournament season.  At that time, we were preparing to host our very own tournament, which turned out to be a great success that brought over 600 competitors and their families into our community.  Now, this seems more relevant than […]

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10 Benefits of Taekwondo for Kids

Published: September 23, 2016

In a world that continues to glorify violence in the media, parents may have a worry about signing their young children up for taekwondo classes.  Martial arts is so much more than just kicking and punching.  The life skills we teach as a daily part of our classes help children grow into responsible young adults. […]

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Register Now for the Lone Star Championship

Published: September 22, 2016

Be sure to register at the desk for the Lone Star Championship Tournament in Conroe, TX!  This Class B Tournament looks to be a great event hosted by Mr. Kalob Cox from Magnolia.  This tournament is being held north of Houston at the beautiful Lone Star Convention Center. See the desk for registration details.

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