Fighting the New Norm

Back to school this year looks a little different for most of us. We aren’t out buying school supplies because we don’t really know what’s needed. With most area public schools converting to the Online Learning, many parents struggle with the idea. No matter what side of the spectrum you stand, children are missing out on some major benefits that they receive with in person learning/schooling.

In a time where we wait for the world to return to “normal,” whatever that is for you: missing out on summer movies, attending your favorite professional sports teams’ game, children back at school, or just not wearing a mask anymore; it is very easy to get frustrated and negative.

It’s so important to stay positive and keep your life positive.

Developing Positive Habits and Staying Disciplined with your Habits: being consistent with exercise, waking up at the same time, stay in routine, reading. Whatever it may be; stick with it. Last week we had bad storms come through the area and we were unable to have class both virtually and in person one day due to power outages. I had a student who did a recorded class at home to stay on track. No excuses could get in her way. (A great benefit on our virtual recordings.)

Don’t Stop Learning: In some way, shape or form. If you are not learning, your mind is not growing. It is so important to continuously be learning something new (martial arts are phenomenal for mental growth).

Keeping up with Goals: Five years ago, when we set our long-term goals, we did not see coronavirus causing a major obstacle in the road. That’s ok. That doesn’t mean you can’t reach that goal. Your goals may be altered, the timeline may have changed, but goals are so important. Where do you see yourself? How can you make yourself better? Set goals for yourself to keep improving to be the best version of yourself.

Consistently Exercise: Gym facilities have limitations; youth sports being shut down or running on limited schedules it’s easy to fall behind on exercise.  Social media was flooded with jokes about the Quarantine 15 (see a longer article on WebMD weight gain during the shutdown HERE). Exercise is not only healthy for your body; but your mental health as well. No matter what it is you do- keep moving!

Socialization: One major benefit our children get out on in person instruction in school is socialization (outside the four walls of your home). Socialization is so important to the mental growth of children (and adults). Wherever your comforts lie continuously strive to get that socialization. Virtual play dates, martial arts class, meeting friends at the park.

This is why martial arts is so great. It takes all these aspects and puts them all into one thing you can do for yourself or your child. The list of benefits of martial arts for both children and adults go on and on.  So whether you’re an adult who’s seeking something new or a parent looking for a way to get your child the social, mental and physical exercise they need; we work around the clock to make sure our programs benefit our students. Our goal since Day 1 of Quarantine was to come out of this better, and every day we certainly strive to aid our students in doing just that.

A BLACK BELT IS A WHITE BELT THAT NEVER QUITS

 

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TriStateMixedMartialArts.com and Tri State Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts has been a top martial arts school in the Lower Bucks County area for over 15 years.

Founded by Sifu Jeffrey Jones, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts Adult programs offer training as a complete adult fitness and conditioning program, both mentally and physically. Designed for those who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment. Unlike a traditional gym setting, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts offers the opportunity for learning a true art, designed to keep you mentally focused in the moment on your self discovery; while providing an outlet for daily stresses.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week at info@tristatemixedmartialarts.comor call directly at 215-273-9202 . You can also visit our website at tristatemixedmartialarts.com

About Sifu Jeffrey Jones: Jeffrey has earned full instructorship under Guro Dan Inosanto in Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan Gung Fu, and Filipino Martial Arts. He is also a full instructor for the Thai Boxing Association of the United States of America, under Ajarn Chai Sirisute. His instructor, Guro Dan Inosanto is one of three people appointed to teach at one of the Jun Fan Institutes under Bruce Lee. Jeffrey has over 30 years of training and experience in Mixed Martial Arts.

 

Why Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts

 

Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts is dedicated to providing a positive, safe, beneficial experience to everyone who walks through our door. From the very first contact to black belt and beyond we will be there to help and assist in achieving your goals and gaining the most benefit from your martial arts training. Now offering a FREE two week trial — don’t delay, start today! CLICK HERE to learn more!

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TriStateMixedMartialArts.com and Tri State Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts has been a top martial arts school in the Lower Bucks County area for over 15 years.

Founded by Sifu Jeffrey Jones, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts Adult programs offer training as a complete adult fitness and conditioning program, both mentally and physically. Designed for those who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment. Unlike a traditional gym setting, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts offers the opportunity for learning a true art, designed to keep you mentally focused in the moment on your self discovery; while providing an outlet for daily stresses.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week at info@tristatemixedmartialarts.comor call directly at 215-273-9202 . You can also visit our website at tristatemixedmartialarts.com

About Sifu Jeffrey Jones: Jeffrey has earned full instructorship under Guro Dan Inosanto in Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan Gung Fu, and Filipino Martial Arts. He is also a full instructor for the Thai Boxing Association of the United States of America, under Ajarn Chai Sirisute. His instructor, Guro Dan Inosanto is one of three people appointed to teach at one of the Jun Fan Institutes under Bruce Lee. Jeffrey has over 30 years of training and experience in Mixed Martial Arts.

 

Kids Virtual Martial Arts Class

Supporting Our Children During COVID-19

Unlike adults, children seem to be less vulnerable to the immediate effects of coronavirus, with fewer cases in children leaving them off the “high-risk” list. Though not effected directly [health wise] the corona virus can have a long lasting impact on our children today.

“The worldwide closure of schools has no historical precedent. 188 countries have imposed country-wide closures, affecting more than 1.5 billion children and youth.” [ARTICLE HERE]

Some without internet access or technology, leaving the already challenging “distance learning” to be next to impossible.

Children can experience stress due to parent struggles, loss of jobs, fear of virus spread, the list goes on.

It is so important to support our children during the coronavirus crisis.

The Child Mind Institute includes tips like

  • Keeping routines in place
  • Being creative about new activities – and exercise
  • Staying in touch virtually

Our continued goal at Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts to help our students “come out of quarantine better.” I continuously voice this to both our children and adults almost every class. We want to have better eating habits, better sleeping habits, exercise more as opposed to less. Less electronics and games, more positive healthy habits.

Consistency with martial arts training is an important aspect of maintaining those healthy habits. Martial Arts has many positive mental benefits to offer these children (and adults), when they need it most.

They can-

  • maintain a social interaction with their instructors and fellow classmates
  • rely on martial arts as an energy release
  • improve focus and concentration
  • use martial arts as an outlet for stressors and anxiety
  • expand their confidence
  • stay on track on their road to black belt and beyond

Though I know virtual classes do not compare to in house training, it has been a phenomenal way to keep up with our training and seeing all our students during this historic difficult time. As always, I thank each and every one of our students, families, and staff for their continued support.

“A BLACK BELT IS A WHITE BELT THAT NEVER QUITS”

 

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TriStateMixedMartialArts.com and Tri State Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts has been a top martial arts school in the Lower Bucks County area for over 15 years.

Founded by Sifu Jeffrey Jones, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts Adult programs offer training as a complete adult fitness and conditioning program, both mentally and physically. Designed for those who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment. Unlike a traditional gym setting, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts offers the opportunity for learning a true art, designed to keep you mentally focused in the moment on your self discovery; while providing an outlet for daily stresses.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week at info@tristatemixedmartialarts.com or call directly at 215-273-9202 . You can also visit our website at tristatemixedmartialarts.com

About Sifu Jeffrey Jones: Jeffrey has earned full instructorship under Guro Dan Inosanto in Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan Gung Fu, and Filipino Martial Arts. He is also a full instructor for the Thai Boxing Association of the United States of America, under Ajarn Chai Sirisute. His instructor, Guro Dan Inosanto is one of three people appointed to teach at one of the Jun Fan Institutes under Bruce Lee. Jeffrey has over 30 years of training and experience in Mixed Martial Arts.

 

Three Ways that Martial Arts Training Can Improve Social Skills

Learning social skills is important for everyone. The study of Martial Art can help teach these skills with surprising effectiveness!

Martial Arts

There is a longstanding and deeply rooted misconception about the Martial Arts that to be addressed at the outset. It is not our goal, nor that of any responsible teachers of Martial Arts, to teach our students to fight or intimidate. We teach the ways of self defense, but the purposes of our school are more more important and varied than simple security.

Many of life”â„¢s most valuable lessons can be learned training in the Martial Arts, though relatively few people realize it. What they do not understand is that to be a student of Martial Arts is to be a student of SELF knowledge. At Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts, we instill in our students of all ages and backgrounds the importance of respect and self-discipline. We have been developing better citizens and empowering people for a very long time. With numerous honors, degrees, and awards as instructors in Martial Arts training, and a growing roster of successful Martial Arts competitors and leaders, we have earned a reputation for providing the highest quality of instruction.

What can we offer you or your children to develop and refine social skills through the study of Martial Arts? First and foremost is RESPECT. No student of the Martial Arts can progress without understanding and adopting this essential attribute! It can be humbling the first time that a successful middle-aged executive must ask for direction from a boy or girl who is younger than his or her own children. Martial Arts teach us that knowledge comes from those who possess it, regardless of age or any other consideration. We learn from those who know more than we do and respect them for their knowledge.

Martial Arts Teach Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

By learning to control our emotions and to think before we act, we become more comfortable and capable of allowing others to participate in our lives. We lose the need to “prove” ourselves because we learn to feel secure and comfortable with who we are. What our students accomplish as they grow in this ability creates confidence in their own power to overcome difficulties. Our Martial Arts students become better listeners and partners as well.

Martial Arts Teach Courtesy

High ranking students and instructors earn respect and esteem by sharing their advanced knowledge. New students and lower ranks deserve support and help. Every last one of us starts fresh, with little or no combative or performance skill. Advanced ranks remember what courtesy meant to us in the beginning.

If you want your children to learn discipline and respect, if you want them to have the ability to defend themselves, or if achieving self-confidence is your own goal, then there is no better way than Martial Arts training. If you want the most fun, most motivating, most useful, and most effective physical fitness training to improve your overall health, contact us today!