What Do They Teach In Karate Classes?

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What Do They Teach In Karate Classes? Some of these programs focus on martial arts for kids, while others teach more advanced training. In either case, the teachers are extremely knowledgeable and attentive to your needs. In addition, karate training is an excellent form of exercise for both the body and mind. Ultimately, this discipline […]

What Do We Teach In Our Karate Classes?

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What Do We Teach In Our Karate Classes? Some programs focus on martial arts for kids, while others teach more advanced training for adult self-defense. In either case, our teachers are extremely knowledgeable and attentive to students’ needs. In addition, karate training is an excellent form of exercise for both the body and mind. Ultimately, […]

What Makes Tang Soo Do Unique?

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Martial arts training has many benefits but is not a magic wand. While training in Tang Soo Do will not fix all of your child’s behavioral issues, it can help them become more socially responsible and develop self-discipline.

How Does Karate Improve Your Life?

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How Does Karate Improve Your Life? Table of Contents Karate and your Life Karate is not only great for self-defense, but it can also improve your life in a number of ways. Karate can help improve your self-defense skills, coordination, and stamina. It can also help you learn how to control your emotions and stay […]

Practicing Martial Arts Can Reduce Teens Social Anxiety

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PRACTICING MARTIAL ARTS CAN REDUCE TEENS SOCIAL ANXIETY Although it is not uncommon to feel anxious about daily tasks like going to the grocery store or attending an important meeting, it is a daily burden for some. Social anxiety disorder can prevent people from enjoying the things they love. There are many solutions to social […]

How to Build a Bully-Proof Forcefield

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How to Build a Bully-Proof Forcefield Bullying has become a severe problem in San Diego for children and adults, and bullying should not be taken lightly. This severe issue must be addressed by everyone, especially children. As parents, martial arts teachers, caregivers, and community members, it is our responsibility as caregivers to provide guidance and […]

THE BEST SELF-DEFENSE MARTIAL ARTS​

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The Best Self-Defense Martial Arts I found this article on the Black Belt Magazine website and found it fascinating that Kajukenbo was listed as the top martial art for self-defense. Training in the arts of Kajukenbo and Kosho-Ryu for the past 30 years, I know about the effectiveness of these two arts for street self-defense, and now […]

Goals of Kajukenbo

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What is the goal of Kajukenbo? Table of Contents Kajukenbo is a martial art that originated in Hawaii. It consists of several martial arts combining techniques to be more effective in combat. Kajukenbo is a martial arts style that focuses on practicality and effectiveness. What Is The History Of Kajukenbo? Developed on Hawaii’s islands of […]

Bullyproof Martial Arts

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How Does Teaching Your Child Bullyproof Martial Arts Benefit Them? Table of Contents In the United States, three million children miss school due to fear of bullies. According to someIn some studies, bullying may be the primary source of low self-esteem in youngsters, while less than 15% of kids report acts of bullying.Often, bullies seek […]

Kajukenbo vs Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

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Kajukenbo or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu” Table of Contents Introduction In 1993, I read the article below by Professor John Bishop in Black Belt Magazine, which changed my martial arts life and led me to train in the arts of Kajukenbo and Kosho-Ryu with Sr. Grand Master Tony Bowles and Grand Master Tim Bowles. Today, MMA and BJJ are popular and […]

Should You Enroll in Martial Arts Training?

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should you enroll in martial arts training?? Table of Contents Are you looking for a new way to get fit and learn self-defense and discipline? If so, martial arts may be the perfect option for you. Classes are available for all ages and experience levels, so it’s a great activity to try if you’re unsure […]

Martial Arts for Older Adults

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James Martial Arts Academy is El Cajon-based and is proud to announce its older adult martial arts classes. Darryl James and Cheryl James run the academy and offer their vast experience to anyone who wants to improve their physical combat skills and discipline. Adults can take classes at the martial arts academy to begin their […]

Kajukenbo for kids

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The James Martial Arts Academy Kids’ Courses Parents face one of the most difficult challenges: helping their children develop positive mental and physical skills. It can be stressful and scary, to be honest. It’s about raising children who can deal with real-world problems and dangers. It’s even harder to find an activity that children enjoy […]

The Fundamentals Of A Great Karate Program Start With The Basics​

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Our students learn to master the basics of karate techniques.They learn to walk before they run. Ask any professional athlete in basketball, football, soccer, or martial arts how they became good at their disciple, and they will tell you hours of practice. Ask them what they practiced, and you will most likely hear “the fundamentals” […]

THE FOUR MAIN BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS FOR YOUR CHILDREN​

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The Best Martial Arts Programfor your Kid in San Diego I will discuss the four main benefits of martial arts for your children. Do you know that every 30 seconds, a child is reported to be abducted or missing somewhere in the world? That being said, times have changed and our children need to know about confidence, […]

WOMEN SELF-DEFENSE SAN DIEGO​

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LEARN TO FIGHT BACK LIKE A KOSHO-RYU LADY BAD GUY WATCH OUT When looking at the increasing number of reports about violence against women in San Diego and nationwide, it is clear that women’s self-defense is becoming an important issue in today’s society. There are many products and techniques designed for women’s self-defense against an attacker, from […]

EAT LIKE A VEGETARIAN​?

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This is an excellent question. Why would anybody wish to eat only simple veggies? Try to introduce these new concepts into our eating routine. My suggestion is to replace one of your daily meat meals with a vegetarian meal and see how you feel. Then replace two meals with a Your body is your motor, […]

WHAT IS SPARRING GOOD FOR​

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Martial Arts San Diego Training Sparring is a form of training commonly used in many combat systems. Although there are several variations, sparring is essentially a form of fighting combined with rules and regulations to prevent serious injury. It is intended to develop certain skills and educate fighters. The variations of sparring are meant to […]

WHAT IS KAJUKENBO’S HISTORY?​

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Kajukenbo is a hybrid martial art from Hawaii. The name Kajukenbo is a portmanteau of the various arts from which its style is derived: KA for Karate, JU for Judo and Jujutsu, KEN for Kenpo, and BO for boxing (Kajukenbo). It was developed in the late 1940s and founded in 1947 in the Palama Settlement of Oahu, Hawaii. The art was created through the cooperative efforts of six martial artists, […]

WHAT ART HARD STYLE AND SOFT STYLE MARTIAL ARTS​

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THE BEST MARTIAL ARTS STYLE The terms hard style and soft style are used only in North America and parts of Europe since these are the only regions of the world that have open martial arts competitions. The terms “hardstyle” and “soft style” came about as a result of the evolution of North American martial arts competitions, […]

PROMOTE KINDNESS

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MARTIAL ARTS PROMOTE KINDNESS​ As a martial arts instructor, I teach my students to protect themselves very well in this frequently violent world. However, I spend the same amount of time and energy teaching them how we, as martial artists and our San Diego community, can use more KINDNESS, that’s for sure! Wouldn’t El Cajon […]

KOSHO-RYU AND KAJUKENBO SELF-DEFENSE AND FIGHTING​

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You have to know how to fight to defend yourself. However, fighting is not self-defense. That is to say, you must have fighting skills to protect yourself or someone you love if you are assaulted. This is the kind of situation that Kosho-Ryu/Kajukenbo self-defense considers in everything we do. It is not, however, the same […]

GETTING YOUR KIDS INTO SHAPE​

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KARATE IN EL CAJON IS A GREATWORKOUT FOR YOUR CHILD If you get your child into a routine, it will be much easier to get them to eat. The child will learn when he will eat next, so he will feel hungrier at that time. Once you get into the habit of proper nutrition, you’ll […]

WRONG-WAY TO HANDLE BULLYING​

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If your kid is being bullied, it can be a painful experience. Many kids are unsure of what to do when they get bullied, and you must make sure they have the correct information. Lots of children use the wrong methods to deal with bullying, or they refuse to act at all. Many kids have […]

KENPO MARTIAL ARTIST HAND SPEED​

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Throughout the world of martial arts, the style known as Kenpo is one of the best. Kenpo has been around for many years, originating from Japan. What many don’t realize, is that Kenpo is an older form of Karate. To be more specific, Kenpo mainly uses the forbidden techniques of sports karate and kickboxing to create a […]

STAY MOTIVATED WITH MARTIAL ARTS​

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Everyone is all too knowledgeable about the feeling that follows your spontaneous decision to get back fit. You prepare to get up early, have a healthy breakfast, and go to the health club before work. Though that favorable momentum can bring many individuals through the first number of weeks, a bad workout or a hectic […]

SOME GOOD TRAVEL TIPS HERE​

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It doesn’t matter if this is your very first time taking a trip from time to time or if you have racked up countless frequent flyer miles; the possibility of taking a trip out of town can be an amazing and stressful time. For some insight into making a journey bear in mind, to check […]

THE BEST JIU-JITSU IS INCLUDED IN KAJUKENBO​

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Jiu-Jitsu is in Kajukenbo Kajukenbo and Kosho-Ryu have been studied under Sr. Grand Master Tony Bowles for the past 25 years. Prof. Bishop explains how jiu-jitsu (Kajukenbo) has always been in the fabric of Kajukenbo. jiu-jitsu is all the rage due in significant part to the Gracie family’s efforts. Their exploits have changed the way […]

SELF-DEFENSE TIPS FOR KIDS​

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Self-Defense Tips for your Child This is a great article on self-defense for kids and teens because it highlights the steps your child should take when they find themselves in a situation where they must defend themselves or make the decision to escape. One vital and key, step in protecting yourself is to draw attention to yourself by […]

SELF-DEFENSE SAN DIEGO​

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Learn Non-Lethal Self-Defense Techniques It seems like violent crime is everywhere these days. From the regional nightly news to the first page of the morning newspapers, we are continuously reminded that we are living in a dangerous and unpredictable world. The crime data confirms these reports—based on a recent FBI report, there were a reported 1,390,695 […]

SELF DEFENSE AND STREET FIGHT PSYCHOLOGY​

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Self-Defense in a Street Fight If you are calm when fighting in a sports gym and don’t worry about fatal injury, you will be extremely nervous when coming across your real enemy in the street. You won’t fight according to the rules (as you do in the sports gym). Sometimes you need to act quickly […]

RECOVERING THROUGH QIGONG – THE ART OF BREATHING​

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Healing Arts In the contemporary globe, countless individuals around the globe practice Qigong to keep their health. Qigong and various other associated martial arts are still related to reflection and also fighting styles. Yet, rather than in the past, these individuals are no longer the sole custodians of the detailed methods associated with Qigong. These methods have […]

MYTHS ABOUT SELF-PROTECTION FOR WOMEN​

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Women’s Self-Defense in San Diego One of the key factors I try to instill in the ladies during their Wednesday night women’s self-defense classes is that if you are confronted by someone, have the mindset that they are trying to hurt you. Below, Tim Larkin provides some myths every lady in San Diego, El Cajon, La Mesa, […]

MIX MARTIAL ARTS STYLES​

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Mix Martial Arts Styles VS. Traditional Martial Arts In this article, I would like to examine mixed martial arts styles and the role traditional martial arts play. The emergence of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the drastic rise in MMA’s popularity have caused a lack of traditional martial arts practitioners to compete in mainstream […]

Martial Arts: The Number One Way to Combat Bullying?

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El Cajon is stopping bullying through martial arts. Are they bullying other kids? Are they being bullied? There is something you can do to help get them on track to be successful in school and to avoid the bully trap, even when you’re not around: Enroll them in a martial arts class in San Diego. One […]

SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES FOR YOUR CHILD​

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Did you know that a child is reported abducted or missing every 40 seconds in the United States and that most potential abductors make their first contact with the children they abduct within one-quarter of a mile of their homes? With summer approaching and children having more time to play with friends during the day, […]

MARTIAL ARTS SAN DIEGO BAD GUYS WATCH OUT​

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Karate in San Diego There are many martial arts in San Diego, and although, in my opinion, Kosho-Ryu and Kajukenbo are the most effective self-defense systems for protecting yourself, because both systems are multidimensional, combining highly effective and powerful striking, Jiu-Jitsu, and boxing (please read this article). I would encourage you to come by our El Cajon martial […]

MARTIAL ARTS SAN DIEGO​

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Why do you need to learn martial arts? According to the FBI, four women die every day, as a result of domestic violence, and about 130,000 women report that they’ve been victims of rape or attempted rape every year. Because of statistics like this, many women enroll in self-defense classes to learn the skills they […]

MARTIAL ARTS AND CROSS-TRAINING​

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For those thinking about a detailed and intensive training program, cross-training is a great alternative. Our San Diego martial arts training program here at the James Martial Arts Academy can get you into a cross-training regimen. Cross-training is a crucial part of your journey toward self-improvement, self-defense, and empowerment. Combining combative, athletic training and mind-centering is the […]

MARTIAL ARTS HISTORY​

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San Diego Has a Rich Martial Arts History As an imperial gift to Okinawa, a group of Chinese artisans and merchants were sent to Okinawa to establish a permanent settlement. Not only did these immigrants bring their professions and culture to Okinawa, but they also introduced a more modern form of Chinese Kung Fu. By […]

MARTIAL ARTS FOR CHILDREN​

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When you turn on the TV or listen to the radio today, it is full of local and national headlines about violence. Because of this violence, more parents are seeking martial arts for children programs for self-defense for their kids and to help them develop life skills that will allow them to avoid conflict and […]

MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES IN SAN DIEGO​

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Improve your well-being with karate Martial arts in San Diego are a mix of physical techniques and mental discipline. It’s used for self-defense, body strengthening, relaxation, as well as by competitors. Ladies frequently take karate classes at our San Diego facility to learn techniques/moves that will help them in the event of an attack. The […]

MARTIAL ARTS CAN HELP WITH HYPERACTIVE CHILDREN​

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Karate San Diego and ADHD & ADD Living in a fast-paced society leaves many marks on institutions. Recent studies have shown that many elementary schools are diagnosing children with hyperactivity disorders, as terms like ADHD, ADD, and hyperactivity, in general, are also common in practically every learning institution. So, is there a way to stop […]

MARTIAL ARTS BELT RANKING SYSTEM​

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A Closer Look at Martial Arts Belt Ranks With many styles of martial arts in San Diego, the color of the belt each system wears will certainly represent your rank within your style of martial arts. The belts that a student receives in their martial arts system represent their rank within that style, although they […]

KOSHO-RYU KENPO JIU-JITSU​

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Kosho means “old pine tree.” Shorei implies a school of encouragement. A traditional Ryu is a school of thought for an art form. A Japanese Buddhist priest meditated under an old pine tree around 1235 AD and received enlightenment, as he discovered universal laws and natural principles of our existence and the resolution of conflict. […]

KOSHO-RYU AND KAJUKENBO SAN DIEGO​

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This blog is not intended to create controversy with other martial arts systems that speak of the dominance of their systems. However, Kosho-Ryu and Kajukenbo are known as multi-faceted martial arts. Kosho-Ryu and Kajukenbo practitioners are taught to fight equally effectively on their feet as on the ground. We all understand that a street fight is a pure chaos, […]

KEEP KIDS ENTERTAINED DURING SUMMER​

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Summer is the most amazing season for kids of any age, with no school for months. The months are filled with enjoyable activities and video games. Nevertheless, kids can quickly grow tired of their holiday within the very first couple of weeks. Rather than letting them sit in front of the computer system every day, […]

KAJUKENBO VS GRACIE JIU-JITSU​

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After graduating from college, where I played football for a Division I team, I was in search of a workout that would challenge me while keeping me in good shape during my search for a martial arts training program in my hometown of San Diego, CA. I read the article below by Professor John Bishop […]

KOSHO-RYU & KAJUKENBO JUNIOR BLACK BELTS​

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Looking for a good kid’s martial arts class? In the 1950s and 1970s, martial arts exploded into American culture. In 1984, The Karate Kid changed the dynamic of who trains in martial arts academies and why. The movie went deeper into the character traits developed in martial arts than any of its predecessors ever had. […]

IT’S BELT TESTING TIME-ARE YOU READY?

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Martial Arts Belt Testing… Oh, Stress! OK, so you’ve stuck with your karate training for a number of months already. You enjoy finding out all the ways to punch, kick, and block, you have actually learned your very first form “it’s low and hard” and you likewise know some basic partner drills. Now! It’s time to test for […]

IS THERE HONOR IN MARTIAL ARTS?

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Any Honor In the Martial Arts?? Today, it is hard for an athlete to succeed in a sport if he or she wants to do it the right way through hard work and dedication to the sport.   We are finding more and more athletes are using performance-enhancing drugs to win. Martial art is a discipline of honor. It […]

IS MY CHILD IN DANGER OF BECOMING A BULLY?

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Bullies are frequently thought of as children who have low self-confidence and are undesirable. While sometimes this is true, bullies can likewise be popular, positive, and act out to impress buddies or assert their supremacy over their victims. Bullies will typically have numerous buddies who add to and support their bullying behavior. There are numerous reasons why […]

IMPROVE PUNCHING SPEED

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It is essential to punch faster as a martial artist than your opponent to protect yourself if there is a conflict. If your speed needs improvement or your progress seems to be slowing down with your current regime, try these five ways to improve punching speed. Quick to put into action and see results, you […]

HOW TO CONQUER THE FEAR OF A FIGHT

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Fighting is scary, it is Real However, it’s essential to understand that there are various levels of violence. Ideally, preparing yourself for one level doesn’t automatically prepare you for the next one. Although it may help, each level still needs its own training and practice. Thus, each level has a different level of fear associated […]

GET IN YOUR BEST SHAPE TODAY WITH MARTIAL ARTS

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You will get into great shape. Developing your fitness program is an excellent first step toward building a healthier lifestyle. These tips will outline a few simple ways that you can enhance your fitness routine. It is crucial to use high-quality gear when you are exercising. Shoes are important for keeping yourself injury-free and using […]

FIGHT BREAKDOWN – ARE YOU PREPARED FOR REAL WORLD

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THE ANATOMY OF A FIGHT Ever since its inception, the Hollywood movie industry has shown fights on screen. From the dopey Three Stooges smacking each other in the face to Jean-Claude Van Damme letting karate kicks loose on his opponents, violence is always a part of the movies.If you’re wondering how realistic these fight scenes […]

ENRICHMENT CLASSES FOR YOUR CHILD THROUGH KARATE IN SAN DIEGO

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Does your child have difficulty concentrating on his or her homework? Do you find your son or daughter with a dreamy look on his face when he/she is supposed to be studying? Kids are beginning to explore the world around them. They are learning to think and analyze the cause and effect. Things that may […]

KIDS KARATE IN SAN DIEGO

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A parent’s decision to homeschool their child does not mean they wish to keep them from socializing with other children their age. If you live in a city where your child goes to public school, your child is apt to come into contact with drug and alcohol issues much more quickly than if they were homeschooled. Many people […]

DOES TRAINING IN MARTIAL ARTS ONLY CREATE FIGHTERS?

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Throughout the past few decades, movies had tried their best to portray martial arts as a way of fighting, only. However, it’s far more than that. In fact, fighting is just one aspect of training. Apple, Tesla Motors, and Intuit are known for the products it makes. A good martial arts academy focuses not only […]

DEALING WITH ANXIETY WITH MARTIAL ARTS

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Anxiety “To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill.  Sun Tzu, The Art of War.” A great deal has been claimed about martial arts in San Diego. There’s a whole lot of boxing, kicking, as well as grappling involved, all […]

CHOOSING THE BEST MARTIAL ARTS STYLE

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Ways to Increase Concentration in Kids​ For anyone who wants to learn a martial art, there is a lot to know in regards to the many different styles. Of course, there is the question of finding the best martial art, which is a question a lot of people ask with so many martial arts styles […]

Selecting a martial arts program

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Choosing the Best Martial Art For You For anyone who wants to learn a martial art, there is a lot to know in regards to the many different styles. Of course, there is the question of finding the best martial art, which is a question a lot of people ask. With so many martial arts […]

CAFFEINE FOR ATHLETES

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Does your child have difficulty concentrating on his or her homework? Do you find your son or daughter with a dreamy look on his face when he/she is supposed to be studying? Kids are beginning to explore the world around them. They are learning to think and analyze the cause and effect. Things that may […]

MARTIAL ARTS & CAFFEINE

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CAFFEINE FOR ATHLETES Does your child have difficulty concentrating on his or her homework? Do you find your son or daughter with a dreamy look on his face when he/she is supposed to be studying? Kids are beginning to explore the world around them. They are learning to think and analyze the cause and effect. […]

BOXING IS A MARTIAL ART

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The History Of Boxing-One of the First Martial Arts Boxing is a martial art: Boxing has developed into one of the most celebrated sports of our time. With a big-name match-up being held in glamorous places like Las Vegas, it attracts the interest of the media worldwide, along with boxing enthusiasts. The evolution of boxing us that […]

BENEFITS OF KICKBOXING LESSONS FOR FITNESS

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Kickboxing Lessons and Classes​ By getting into kickboxing training and fitness programs, you may improve your health and have a physically fit body. The best way for you to have a stronger body and gain confidence is to take up yoga. Kickboxing lessons in San Diego can help you to be in your best fighting […]

AFTER RELENTLESS BULLYING​

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Bullying is getting out of control… Moms and dads play an essential role in preventing and reacting to bullying. If you understand or believe that your kid is the target of bullying, there are numerous resources that might assist. Recognize the warning signs that your child is involved in bullying. They could be being bullied, bullying […]

BENEFITS OF FAMILY KARATE CLASSES​

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FAMILY MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM Some people assume that karate is for children only and that their parents should focus on more practical stuff in life! Well, this misconception arises due to the confusion that martial arts is about fighting and jumping around only, well it’s not. Martial arts in San Diego at our martial arts […]

BASIC SELF-DEFENSE MOVES​

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Women’s Self Defense San Diego Self-defense is the practice of protecting yourself in a protective way in order to reduce any harm brought on by another attacker or to assist you in doing away with a violent situation. There are various kinds of self-defense. Not all self-defense is considered “physical.” If you are researching self-defense, it […]

ADULT MARTIAL ARTS

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Adults Martial Arts for your Health The sport of individuals participating in adult martial arts and mixed martial arts has exploded in popularity over the past years. Movies like Karate Kid, the Bourne series, and the increase in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pay-per-view exposure have made the public more aware of this sport I love. Most […]

A MARTIAL ARTIST NEEDS PROPER NUTRITION​

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Martial Artist Nutrition One key factor for top performance in martial arts is not only training hard but also taking care of the internal man. Nutrition is certainly top of mind in today’s society. People are becoming more concerned about their health and what they put into their bodies. Most people think of fresh corn as a vegetable, […]

KOSHO-RYU KENPO

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The Life of James Mitose, Kosho-Ryu Kenpo’s Founder On December 30, 1916, a Japanese couple gave birth to a child they called Masayoshi Mitose in rural North Kona, Hawaii. He adopted the name James and became known as the man who brought Kenpo to the West in the following years. We can follow in the […]

3 MOVES KOSHO-RYU ASSIST YOU ESCAPE FROM AN ENEMY

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Anti-Bullying Kosho-Ryu is highly effective in Close Quarters Combat Kosho-Ryu is one of the most effective martial arts systems around for street defense. Because it combines highly effective striking with jiu-jitsu, in fact, you will find this to be very helpful in close-quarters combat. If you’re confronted by an attacker, you can utilize these three moves […]

ANTI-BULLYING IN SAN DIEGO

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Anti-Bullying Help us put an end to this. Every 7 minutes, a child is being bullied. 85% of the time, there is no intervention. Each day, 160,000 students miss school due to bullying. Bullying is the leading factor in suicide among kids 11-16 years old. By age 24, 60% of bullies have been charged with a […]

WHY EAT LIKE A VEGETARIAN

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It is time to stop thinking that a vegetarian, vegan, or plant-based diet and being an athlete are mutually exclusive. I felt stronger as a runner. I feel even better now that I have been vegan for several years.You don’t have my word for it. There are many world-class athletes who don’t eat meat.Scott Jurek […]

5 REASONS YOUR CHILD SHOULD LEARN MARTIAL ARTS

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Learn Martial Arts in San Diego Our children are victims of the modern world, in which technology is the leading example of how to NOT be raised properly. We let our children expose themselves to the world through their mobile and desktop devices, and often forget how exercise is important. Apart from exercise and movement […]

A BRIEF HISTORY OF TAI CHI

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A History and the Origin of Tai Chi Some research indicated that traces of a wide acceptance of Tai Chi were found in Chen’s village. This was the time of Chen Wang Ting during the early 1600s. Documents have it that this is the place where Tai Chi was born. One of the legendary and respected founders […]

30 QUOTES FROM CUS D’AMATO

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One of the greatest boxing trainers ever, Cus D’Amato, guided Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson, and Jose Torres to become world champions and had several renowned trainers under his tutelage (most notably Kevin Rooney and Teddy Atlas). In his time, Patterson was the youngest heavyweight world champion of his time, an accomplishment bested only by Tyson, […]

FIGHTING BULLYING IN SAN DIEGO WITH MARTIAL ARTS

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Anti-Bullying Help us put an end to this. Every 7 minutes, a child is being bullied. 85% of the time, there is no intervention. Each day, 160,000 students miss school due to bullying. Bullying is the leading factor in suicide among kids 11-16 years old. By age 24, 60% of bullies have been charged with a […]

WAYS TO INCREASE CONCENTRATION IN KIDS

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MARTIAL ARTS PROMOTES KINDNESS As a martial arts instructor, I teach my students to protect themselves very well in this frequently violent world. However, I spend the same amount of time and energy teaching them how we, as martial artists and our San Diego community, can use more KINDNESS, that’s for sure! Wouldn’t El Cajon be a […]

ARE YOU COMMITTED?

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WHAT is Your COMMITMENT Level? Commitment- the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc. (commitment to quality instruction for all) a pledge to something. Being dedicated or loyal to something. 🧐What are you committed to? Your health? Your education? Your family? Your job? Your values? Being committed means not giving up. Not even […]

HELP YOUR CHILD DEVELOP POSITIVE SELF-ESTEEM

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Self-esteem is vital for your child’s success in life. Below is an excellent article that will provide seven tips that can help you nurture your child. Self-esteem is how much kids value themselves and how important they believe they are in their world. Developing positive self-esteem is important for all kids. But it can be harder […]

IMPROVE PUNCHING SPEED

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It is essential to punch faster as a martial artist than your opponent to protect yourself if there is a conflict. If your speed needs improvement or your progress seems to be slowing down with your current regime, try these five ways to improve punching speed. Quick to put into action and see results, you […]

MOTIVATION OR WILLPOWER

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Hello everybody. I am Darryl James; I am the head instructor of James Martial Arts Academy, right here in beautiful El Cajon, California. Today I’ll like to talk about willpower is greater than motivation. All right, guys, so maybe this has happened to you. You tell me. Do me a favor, share this article with family […]

ABSOLUTELY NO AGE LIMIT: 4 REASONS SENIORS SHOULD TRAIN MARTIAL ARTS

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Staying active is vital to people in their 50’s, 60’s, or even 70’s. The body begins to weaken during these years, particularly when seniors get stuck in a sedentary lifestyle. As we grow older, our bodies become weak. This fact can not more highlight the value of regular activity. It is vital to consider engaging […]

THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF MARTIAL ARTS FOR CHILDREN IN SCHOOL

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Grade school can be quite an experience for any child. It is a place where a child not only learns academically, but also one where a child must learn to socialize and function in the world. Unfortunately, there are a lot of negative experiences that a child may have when going through school. Whatever those […]

WAYS TO INCREASE CONCENTRATION IN KIDS

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Does your child have difficulty concentrating on his or her homework? Do you find your son or daughter with a dreamy look on his face when he/she is supposed to be studying? Kids are beginning to explore the world around them. They are discovering to think and analyze the cause and effect. Things that may […]

CHOOSING A SELF-DEFENSE/ MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO

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“Father, I intend to take Martial arts!” or “Mommy, Jimmy, on the bus hit me again today.” There are numerous reasons parents want to sign their kids up for Self-defense or Martial Arts courses. When you have decided, currently, you are faced with many different choices and concerns. What Design? How much does it set you back? Is my youngster […]

3 WELL-KNOWN SELF-DEFENSE SITUATIONS YOU SHOULD PREPARE YOURSELF FOR

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If you’re like most people, you probably hope you will never find yourself in a self-defense scenario. Unfortunately, things are not always under your control. Someone might decide to get physical with you for a number of reasons like they do not like something about you. They want to get something out of you, or the person […]

BEGINNER MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

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El Cajon, California-based James Martial Arts Academy is pleased to announce that they now offer Kajukenbo and Kosho-Ryu Kenpo-jujutsu Beginner classes for those living in the greater San Diego area. The James Martial Arts Academy has a range of classes available for students of all capabilities throughout the week and weekend. Conveniently located just off the Fletcher Parkway, their studio is […]

SIMPLE SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN

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Women need easy protection skills for shopping by themselves. Personal safety professionals share strategies that can help protect busy shoppers.As women all over the USA are preparing to head to shopping centers to buy the ideal swimsuit for all their upcoming spring and summer plans, It is vital to acknowledge that leaving shopping malls and […]

YOUR JOB AS A KOSHO-RYU KENPO PARENT

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Kosho-Ryu will help to build your child into a disciplined, respectful person who demonstrates courage and integrity. At least, that’s how the story goes. But how does it do this? Well… that’s where you, the parent, come in. You see, if you slow down to 90 mph, kick your kid out the door and tell them […]

WHAT IS KAJUKENBO?

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Kajukenbo is known for its street-effective, brutal, deadly, overkill approach to self-defense. These are only some of the adjectives used to describe this system of martial arts known as Kajukenbo or Kaju.  In Hawaii, back in the 1940s, Kajukenbo was gaining a reputation for being a brutally effective means of defending oneself from the ordinary street criminal. Instead of […]

KOSHO-RYU AND KAJUKENBO VS. BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

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Whenever anyone is comparing three styles of self-defense or martial arts, there are a few ways to approach the comparison. The most common motive for comparison is to establish or understand which Style is superior so that a person can train in that Style and receive the best training to help them defend themselves. If you are thinking […]

MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES FOR BEGINNER ADULTS

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El Cajon, CA based James Martial Arts Academy is pleased to announce their martial arts classes for adults. The martial arts academy offers classes for adults looking to start their martial arts training, be it for self-defense or fitness. The academy is run by Darryl James and his wife, Cheryl, and they offer their extensive experience to people who wish to gain new […]

CDC ON OUTBREAK OF VAPING-RELATED ILLNESSES

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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Centers forDisease Control and Prevention (CDC) They have issued an advisory urging everyone to refrain from vaping effective immediately, due to aThere is a continued increase in vaping-associated pulmonary injury. Until theBecause the cause of the condition is known, the state is advising against ALLthe manner of […]

4 ANTI BULLY TECHNIQUES THAT TEACH YOUR CHILD CONFIDENCE & SAFETY

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October is National Bully Prevention month. At James Martial Arts Academy, we are devoted to empowering our students and children in our neighborhood, so in this article, we will cover some suggestions to allow your child with extra techniques to prevent a fight and improve their confidence. We teach these coping techniques in our martial arts school, and […]

PRE-TEENS, TEENS, SOCIAL MEDIA, & SUICIDE

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My son recently became a teenager, and part of raising a healthy teenager is making sure that positive people in a positive environment surround them. We will do almost anything to make sure that our children are not allowed to “be corrupted” by the wrong crowd. But did you know that the most toxic environment your […]

HOW WE CAN PREVENT THE MAJORITY OF CHILD ABUSE FROM HAPPENING

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It’s a topic that nobody enjoys discussing: Child Abuse. To consider our young, innocent people being harmed, particularly from someone we understand, can be heart-wrenching.  Although it’s a hard subject to amuse and natural to wish to avoid, consider that this extremely avoidance could be eliminated from the option. Because of the national roofing sit […]

SAN DIEGO BEST WOMEN SELF DEFENSE CLASS

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Our Women’s Self-Defense Classes are all about promoting awareness, strength, and self-defense skills for the females in our community. We provide practical, helpful females’ self-defense classes to develop the skills and self-confidence ladies need to protect themselves. Our self-defense classes for women talk about rape avoidance techniques and techniques, concentrating on both inner and outer strength. Curriculum […]

HOW MARTIAL ARTS CAN HELP YOUR CHILD COPE WITH PEER PRESSURE

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There is a saying: “The fruit reveals the tree.” As parents, we want our children to be happy, healthy and thriving. And, we know that in many ways, their outcomes are a reflection upon us as parents and as people. But, we also know that we are not the only influence in their lives. They […]

SETTING YOUR KIDS UP FOR SUCCESS

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Does your child have a hard time making good decisions or trouble following the rules? The good news is that they are not doing this on purpose. After years of working with students and observing the emotional and social stages of development, we recognize that every decision they make (Good or Bad) ultimately has a positive intention. […]

SETTING SMART NEW YEAR GOALS

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The New Year is upon us, and everyone’s social media accounts are blowing up with promises from friends and family that this year…YES, THIS YEAR… is “Their Year!” They are going to “Wake Up and Get After It!” and “Make Monday their…” you know what. This can be quite frustrating for avid gym-goers who make […]

EL CAJON’S BEST MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM

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Our karate programs serve El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, & San Diego Find the Best Martial Arts San Diego offer here! Most martial arts systems only teach you how to defend yourself against one attacker on your feet or on the ground. Ask yourself this one question…” WHAT if the attacker has an accomplice”? Will you be able to […]

MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES IN SAN DIEGO

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Improve your well-being with martial arts.Program In San Diego Martial Arts in San Diego are a mix of physical techniques and mental discipline. It’s used for self-defense, body strengthening, relaxation, as well as competitors. Ladies frequently take martial arts classes at our San Diego facility to learn techniques/moves that will help them in the case of an […]

THE HISTORY OF KOSHO-RYU KENPO

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On December 30, 1916, in the rural North Kona district of Hawaii, a Japanese couple gave birth to a child named Masayoshi Mitose. In the years that followed, he adopted the given name James and rose to fame as the man who brought Kenpo and Kosho-Ryu to the West. Through his own words and actions, we can […]

HISTORY OF JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS

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The History of Japanese Martial Arts The historical origins of Japanese martial arts can be found in the warrior traditions of the samurai and the caste system that limited the use of weapons by other members of society. Initially, the samurai were expected to be proficient in numerous weapons, along with unarmed combat, and to achieve the […]

KUNG-FU SAN DIEGO

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The martial art known as Kung Fu is older, yet very powerful. There are many different types involved with Kung Fu San Diego, which only adds to the power and mystique. Listed below, we will go over a bulk of the different designs and kinds that make up Kung Fu. WHITE CRANE The spirit of […]

WHAT IS KAJUKENBO

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Kajukenbo AKA The First MMA Kajukenbo is an eclectic martial art that was developed in Hawaii in the late 1940s. It was established in 1947 in Oahu, Hawaii, at the Palama Settlements, to handle local crime, and also, to help individuals protect themselves from U.S. Navy sailors who would drink and fight with the locals. […]

BEST KARATE CLASS IN SAN DIEGO

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When you register for our Kosho-Ryu karate classes in San Diego, you can anticipate plenty of things. At the end of each class, you will feel revitalized, even if you simply had a stressful day at the workplace. Aside from mastering the art of protecting yourself, you will learn how to have self-esteem, self-discipline, self-control, and regard […]

STRANGER DANGER SAFETY

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As children, most of us were told, “Do not talk to strangers.” We were also told that strangers can appear in many forms, that many people we did not directly know were to be considered a stranger, and they could, therefore, be a danger to our well being. In the years that followed this method […]

BENEFITS OF ROUGHHOUSING

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[Most moms and dads can understand that roughhousing allows children to develop physically] by providing a means of vigorous exercise, however, if the truth is told, that is the least substantive effect that it has on them. In roughhousing, the less observable benefits will have the longest-lasting returns. Believe it or not, these sorts of outwardly aggressive […]

SELF-DEFENSE TACTICS TO FEND OFF AN ASSAULT

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Self-Defense Tactics – Fight Like a Beast During my weekly women’s self-defense classes in El Cajon, I stress to the ladies to use hard bones to strike soft flesh, and as I was reading this article by Kayna Whitworth, Kelly McCarthy, and Nia Phillips. This story was a validation I’m teaching the students the correct self-defense tactics which might […]

SETTING GOALS WITH KARATE

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Karate Can Helps You Achieve Your Goals Okay, we are two months into the New Year and resolutions are an annual tradition here in the states, but accomplishing your goals can be an obstacle. If you actually wish to achieve exactly what you have set out to achieve, it will require determination, concrete planning, accountability, […]

MARTIAL ARTS IN SAN DIEGO IS NOT ALL ABOUT PUNCHING AND KICKING HARDER

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Martial arts classes in San Diego are not all about punching and kicking harder… Due to the stress one puts on their system during each training session at the dojo, nutrition plays a big part in your martial arts training. Often, adults and parents think of martial arts as only for self-defense. However, if one were to […]