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Setting SMART Goals Part 4 – Achievable

Published: January 11, 2017

When setting a goal, it is important to make sure that the goal is able to be accomplished in a realistic time frame.  Keeping your goal achievable helps to make sure that you do not discouraged and consider yourself a failure. We, the owners of Sulphur Springs ATA, are big fans of the show “The […]

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Setting SMART Goals Part 2 – Specific

Published: January 5, 2017

When setting a goal, whether for the new year, in training, at school, at work, or anywhere else, it is important to first create a specific goal.  Most resolutions fail, not because of lack of willpower, but because the goal is not clearly defined.  “I want to lose weight” or “I want to get healthier,” […]

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Setting SMART Goals for 2017 Part 1

Published: January 4, 2017

As we begin this new year, many people use this time to set goals for themselves that they hope to accomplish in the new year.  According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, half of Americans make a resolution each year.  The top resolutions are weight loss, exercise, managing money, and ending bad habits (such as […]

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Martial Arts and Stress Relief

Published: November 2, 2016

Most people consider all martial art forms including Taekwondo, as just a fighting tool because of the way it is depicted in movies and television shows. The ATA martial arts class uses many techniques and skills to help individuals reduce stress. One of these techniques is the Songahm breathing techniques. How martial arts relieves stress […]

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Women and martial arts

Published: October 26, 2016

Martial arts have such a wide range of benefits, from increased physical strength to enhanced focus. The pros of learning these crafts are apparent for all ages and genders. However, an increasing number of women are racking up their belts and pursuing what used to be a male-dominated sport. The Hairpin interviewed Denise Williams, the former head […]

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