Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hygiene Speech by one of our Junior Instructor at Choe's HapKiDo Karate in Cumming GA

Here is a speech given by one of our Junior Instructors. Mr Liam is a Junior Instructor, a leader at the Kids Martial Arts School in Cumming GA. He gave this speech about having proper hygeine to his peers at a Choe's HapKiDo Karate Belt Test held at our Duluth Karate School. Part of being a Junior Instructor is learning to be more confident and being able to speak in front of an audience, and Liam did an awesome job with his speech :)

            "Hygiene is important so you won’t get sick.  Three areas I want to cover are teeth, body, and hands.
            Brushing your teeth at least two times a day will clean your teeth.  Make sure you do a circular motion at the gum line, and you won’t have cavities or bad breath.
            If you sweat daily, taking a quick shower will help especially after a Hapkido workout.  Make sure you use soap and shampoo.
            Washing your hands after using the toilet will prevent sickness and people calling you gross.
            If you follow these three things, you won’t get sick and you’ll smell good, and people will want to be your friend!"

Johns Creek Martial Arts

Choe's HapKiDo Karate of Cumming
3020 Old Atlanta Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 513-5436 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Healthy Workout Routine through Johns Creek Kickboxing

Looking for a good workout routine in the Johns Creek GA area? If you are like most people in Johns Creek then you want to find a workout that will get you in shape, tone and strengthen muscles, and help you loose shape.  The question that a lot of people in Johns Creek have is whether to lift weights or do cardio workout.  Well the answer truly is to do both, and one of the Fitness Instructors at serving Johns Creek fitness enthusiasts and beginners alike wrote a great article to help us all know the right way to workout!

"When beginning a new fitness program, or just checking progress in your current one, an important factor to consider is how often each week you should work out.  The number of workout sessions you can complete each week depends on a few different factors.  These include your fitness goals, the type of workout you are doing, and how much time you have set aside in your schedule to exercise.  
There are two types of exercise – weight training and cardio.  Weight training focuses on developing certain muscle groups using resistance or weights, and can be done two to three times per week.  Resistance training should not be done more than two days in a row. Muscles require a recovery period to repair after resistance training.  Cardio works on raising your heart rate, and is great for reducing fat.  Cardio workouts can be done three to five times per week.

So, what are your goals? Losing fat? Then cardio exercise is the way to go. Building muscle? Then weight or resistance training should be your focus.  Resistance training includes pushups, squats, triceps dips. How much time each week do you have in your schedule to set aside for improving your overall health and fitness?
A general rule of thumb is to work your entire body at least three times per week.  This can be accomplished in a split schedule that alternates weight training and cardio, allowing for one day of rest. But most of us don’t have six days each week we can devote 45 minutes to an hour at the gym or running.  Many people say that time is the biggest obstacle in achieving their fitness goals.  

Kickboxing is a fantastic way to combine both resistance and cardio training.  It is not traditional weight training and it is far more than running on a treadmill. Resistance training is found in all the pushups, lunges, leg lifts, punches, and kicks done in each class.  Although a kickboxing class may emphasize a particular muscle group, it is definitely an overall body workout.  The cardio in kickboxing comes when working the larger muscle groups and is part of the whole 45 minute workout.  Kickboxing is a great way to accomplish your total body workout three times per week.

Don’t forget how important stretching is! Stretching can be done every day. The best time to stretch is right after a cardio workout. It’s also important to remain active on the days you are not working out. Don’t diminish the benefits of a walk at lunch, or taking the dog for a walk, or playing with the kids.

When making decisions about an overall fitness plan for yourself, consider your goals and how much time you are willing to make in your schedule each week. Find a place where you enjoy the people and atmosphere, and find someone who will encourage you along the way to a more healthy you. Then do it!"

Fitness Johns Creek

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Instructor, Johns Creek Fitness Kickboxing
Choe's HapKiDo of Cumming
3020 Old Atlanta Rd.
Suite 300
Cumming, GA 30041

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Does martial arts training like Karate really help children with focus and discipline?

Suwanee Karate
Kids Karate Johns Creek
Does martial arts training like Kids Karate really help children in Johns Creek and Suwanee with focus and discipline?

To truly answer this question you have to understand the time commitment from regular martial arts training and how much of an influence that has on someone’s overall attitude. There is no doubt that martial arts such as kids Karate are great for helping children in Johns Creek and Suwanee learn about the concepts of focus, respect and discipline but the parents also have a large role to play in the equation. You have to think that the overall time that the children spend at kids Karate each week is probably about 2-3 hours and it takes consistent effort at home, in school, and in the martial arts dojo to properly instill discipline.

With that being said, martial arts training in Suwanee such as kids Karate can definitely assist the development of discipline in a few different ways. The first way that martial arts teaches children is by structuring the activity of learning with respect and a set of rules that are key to progressing in their Martial Arts training. Once they understand the concept of discipline, with regular martial arts practice, such as weekly kids Karate classes, they get the practical experience in the disciplined environment. This repetition of discipline and progression of focus allows them to have at least a few hours a week of practice in developing these skills.

All in all, Johns Creek martial arts such as kids Karate help children in in Suwanee with the development of focus and discipline but these have to be further reinforced at home and in the classroom. Also you have to keep in mind that not all martial arts schools in the Suwanee and Johns Creek area are geared towards teaching traditional Martial Arts or the values of respect and discipline. There are plenty of great facilities for children to get physical exercise or compete in sport martial arts but for the best overall experience it is important to find a Karate dojo that can train their minds as well as their bodies.

The best Johns Creek Karate schools have a balanced approach that advertise traditional martial arts such as HapKiDo Karate, or state that they instill values such as respect and discipline.  Finding a dojo that have a good reputation and that can interact with the children in a way that is respectful and mentors all of the natural positives, is the key to finding the best martial arts training facilities for children. If you are interested in learning more or want to try a great kids Karate or adult Karate class you can go to one of our great locations.  Check out this link to see our awesome facilities!

Choe's HapKiDo Karate Academy of Martial Arts and Kickboxing Cumming | Suwanee | Johns Creek
3020 Old Atlanta Rd.
Suite 300
Cumming, GA 30041

Serving Suwanee (30024) Johns Creek (30022) Duluth (30096, 30097) Buford (30519) Sugar Hill (30518) Cumming (30041, 30040)