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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 3 – Motivating

Published: January 6, 2017

In setting a SMART Goal for the new year, the step that seems the most obvious is this step.  However, many times we set goals in our lives for all the wrong reasons.  We let outside pressures cause us to create goals that we are not fully committed to. In  setting a goal, it must […]

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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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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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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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