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I have PTSD and Anxiety: is martial arts good for me?

Posted: October 30, 2014 in DWMMA, DWMMA - Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Fitness, Inspirational, Krav Maga, MMA, Self Defense
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So, last week I took my first Krav Maga class at Dragon Within. I thought since I have been working here for about 6 months it would be good to see what everyone does and get a better understanding of the arts. I also had a lot of personal issues to get over. I have a fear of being too close to people, I don’t like being touched or really touching others. I have hardly any confidence in my abilities to do anything. I’m over weight, shy and embarrassed about nearly everything. I have also had a lot of “traumatic” experiences in my life that I have yet to be able to get over.

You see when you have something traumatic happen, with out going into gory details to make people heads spin, it takes something away from you. Some people are strong enough to get over it on their own. Some people let it haunt them and really hold them back from a lot of things. Some people like me, relive the trauma every day and with subtle movements or conversations, it can put you in a bad place mentally. So the old saying goes, you can either run from it or face it. So I suggest to all you out there like me who suffer from living nightmares… just face your fears. You wont regret it.

Enough about me, and the reasons I have for staying away from anything challenging. I decided it was time for me to try to push myself to a whole new limit. It wasn’t about working out, or using my boss for his gym and space. It was about learning. It was about getting over my fear, and maybe gain the confidence I need and stop being so emotional and fearful.

My First DAY

So I walked into my first class, scared out of my mind just praying that I wouldn’t cave. Praying that I wouldn’t cry, or freak out, or give up. I was surprised I was able to jog and shuffle and keep up with everyone. “Okay this isn’t so bad, I got this”…. Then we bear crawled and I felt so out of place. It is an awkward position with your butt in the air, and your crawling across the floor. I was the slowest one in the room. I finished last. But then I got up and stretched out with the group caught my breath and kept going. Then we went over bear hugs. So basically someone has to grab you from behind and you have to get out of it. Great so I get to feel like I’m about to be taken by some huge man. But okay, I keep repeating to myself, I can do this, I can do this. And I did! Slowly at first, but then faster and I hit harder. I felt myself getting angry at the pads and would ram my knee into them like I was hurting the people that have hurt me so many times. Then it was over…. So I thought.

We moved on to the next exercise. I have to stand alone by myself with my eyes closed and let someone attack me. Once again all I could think about was someone sneaking up on me and doing unspeakable things. But I pushed through it. And every time someone hit me with the pad, I would get scared out of my mind and freeze for a second. But then I was instinctively hit, and keep hitting the pad. I felt good to hit it. I let out all the anger. Then it was over. I made it through….

But we weren’t done! Now we have to get in a group and put one person in the middle and get attacked from all over by 4-5 other people. By the time I was in the middle, I was the only girl with 4 men surrounding me. My heart was pounding through my chest. I wanted to roll over and cry right then and there. But I didn’t. I hit and hit again. I booty bumped, and high kneed those men. I was fearless, on the outside. I was praying no one could see my fear that I was holding in. Then I was getting exhausted. It hit me that I’m extremely out of shape. But I wasn’t letting my mind quit on me. I hit those men with every last ounce of energy I had.

I did it. I made it through my first class. It felt so good to finish it. I accomplished my first goal. I was on top of the world. I felt like I could accomplish anything. I was hot, sweaty, and sore but I was pumped. I couldn’t wait to go back and challenge myself again.

I will admit, I went into my car and cried and called my friend who made a very valid point…. I DID IT! I didn’t give up. That’s the key here is you can do anything if you put your mind to it. All of a sudden I felt better and was so confident, I was almost high on life. I had such a burst of energy and thought to myself… I can do anything I want. I can’t wait to go back.

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Partner Drills — Three Reasons to Pair Up with Someone New- Oldie but Goodie

Posted: October 27, 2014 in BJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, DWMMA, DWMMA - Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Fitness, Inspirational, Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, MMA Fights, MMAXOUT, Newsletter, Self Defense, Specials, Thai Kickboxing, Workshop
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Remember your first day of school? Remember walking into the classroom for the first time and taking a seat? Probably not; but I bet you were sitting in the same seat at the end of the school year? C’mon, you know I’m right. As human beings, we are creatures of habit. If we find something we like, we are hard-pressed to change… even if we know it’s good for us. It’s no different with martial arts training.  In Thai kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ and Filipino Jiu-Jitsu, we rely on our training partners to help us to learn and get the best possible workout. Naturally when paring up to do partner drills, we gravitate toward people we know, people we like and people have worked with before. However, if you work with the same person every night, you might not be learning as much or progressing as fast as you can. Sure, you may be comfortable… but, maybe, you’re too comfortable. Rather than falling into your comfort zone and training with the same partner every night, you should try to branch out and work with someone new every chance you get. Here’s why: 1. Different people give different energy — people come in all sizes and shapes; all with different temperaments — some are gentile, some are aggressive. If you always train with a smaller, less aggressive person, you’ll never learn how to deal with a more aggressive opponent. Training with different people will give you a feel for how to deal with different people’s energy. 2. You’ll learn faster — training with people of varying skills will help you learn faster. By mixing up your training partners, you have the opportunity to learn from more advanced students and to help coach, teach and mentor the lower ranks. Either way, forcing yourself out of your comfort zone will make adapt and think about what you are doing, making you a better martial artist. 3. You’ll meet new people — our gym is a community. Training with new people will introduce you to new people, you’ll learn a few more names and who knows, maybe even make a friend or two. So next time the instructor calls out “pair up”… what are you going to do? Head toward the same partner as last night, or are you going to branch out and work with someone new? You’ve got everything to gain and nothing to lose by branching out.

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My Child is being Cyber Bullied!!

Posted: October 16, 2014 in anti-bully, DWMMA
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Dragon Within is taking a stand against cyber bullying. By bringing your child into Dragon within for martial arts training, you can be sure to notice a change in your child’s attitude. We take bullying seriously and work with our kids to avoid the bully and avoid being the bully.

 

What is Cyber Bullying?

Cyber bullying happens over the Internet, cell phone, text messaging, and any other social media source. People are posting pictures, verbal complaints, and hurt full words to each other. It is a serious problem and cannot, should not, be taken lightly.

How to Protect Your Child…

So there are many side effects to cyber bullying. If you notice your child is having episodes of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, failing in school, violence or suicide thoughts, then it is time to take action. Online bullying can have a huge impact on our kids that children may not be aware of.

Examples of Cyber Bullying

Facebook lies; posts, comments or pictures can all cause a huge impact on ones life. . Ever have someone take a picture at the wrong time and make you look like your doing something your really not? Even Photoshop has come a long way and anyone can be changed into anything now.

Tweets, and Instagram can be just as bad. People are vicious.

If I post something on Facebook about Johnny saying he slept with Mary and now has a disease. People will take that and run with it. Now I know that’s graphic but its true and it happens all the time. People are labeled “slut”, “whore”, and all kinds of names for action they may not even have done or actions that got blown out of proportion.

The same goes for texting. Direct or indirect texting can be hurtful. I can send a text to you calling you names or saying ugly things about you, or I can say it to everyone else and let them attack you.

The Impact of Cyber bullying

Any bullying can have a significant impact on kids and adults. Every child responds to bullying in a different. Bullying triggers each person in a different way. The same bully may not have control or effect on one person the same way as another.

Any child may be subject to harassment online. This may cause a child to feel depressed, or have a fear of school. Kids may keep to themselves. They may even have feelings of suicide or start to fall into the path of drugs and alcohol to block out the feeling and to succumb to peer pressure so the bullying will stop.

What can parents do to help make a difference?

A child’s self-esteem can be severely damaged, causing them to feel worthless, powerless and helpless. This hopelessness experienced by a child who is cyber bullied can have significantly negative effects. As parents we need to take a stand and take action. You can do so by following these simple steps.

  • Make yourself available to your child with open communication and lack of judgment
  • Intervene as soon as possible, by contacting the school, parents or police
  • Assist your child in stopping or reducing the harassment, this could be as simple as deleting a Facebook account
  • Buffer the impact of cyber bullying and help your child cope with the negative emotions he or she experiences
  • Keep close attention to all your child’s social media accounts and texts.
  • If you notice something, say something.

If you start to notice any changes in mood, sleep habits, school interests and activities, or a sudden change of friends or even picking up nervous hobbits like nail biting. Don’t wait, talk to your kids, watch the Facebook, and read the text messages. These are our children and this is their future.

For more questions or concerns, please call or visit Dragon Within. We make a huge effort to changing a child’s life, boosting there confidence and work vigorously to bring an end to bullying.

How do I turn to Krav Maga when my life is on the line?

Posted: October 4, 2014 in anti-bully, BJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, DWMMA, DWMMA - Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Fitness, Inspirational, Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Media, Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, MMA Fights
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Turning to Krav Maga with Your Life on the Line

In the darkness of every night lurks a potential danger. You may go your whole life without experiencing the terror of an attacker darting out an alley. Or you might find yourself forced to fight or lose your life when an unstable force comes hurtling your way. How will you respond?

No one wants to expect anything of this sort happening to him or her, but you simply can’t guarantee what will come your way, no matter where you are and what you do. Fortunately, Dragon Within teaches that modern self-defense techniques can empower any man, woman and child to beat back an attack and make it to safety in one piece. Krav Maga is the apotheosis of all the self-defense techniques, a gritty skill set learned on the mean streets of pre-World War II Slovakia – where Fascist gangs roamed and anyone who came from the wrong family could end up with a split skull.

The History:

Imi Lichtenfeld invented the technique known as Krav Maga on these violent streets of Eastern Europe. The balance had swung in the favor of Nazis and he had no choice but defend himself or perish. In those days, Lichtenfeld learned how to counter assailants wielding knives, bats, guns, chains and weapons no had even seen before. It was survival of the strongest – survival of a fighter who could bring unparalleled mental toughness to every encounter and overcome physical limitations with sheer cunning and lightning-quick reflexes.

The Vinidication of a Self-Defense Style

Lichtenfeld survived that ugly period from the mid-1930s all the way up to the Nazi takeover of the region. He made it out of Europe on one of the last refugee boats that took to sea. It was a painful experience, but the proof was indisputable: Lichtenfeld was a survivor and his technique had worked. Upon settling in Israel after the war, the IDF quickly made a place for him in special forces training.

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Incorporating these survival techniques to suit modern times took less refining than you might think. The same concept applies to modern-day muggings. You are walking down the street and you happen to notice a shadow moving in an alleyway. No one is on the street. As you approach, you see movement. An attacker jumps out…are you ready to engage, or do you feel hopeless?

Dragon WIthin teaches that with Krav Maga training under your belt, you will be ready to meet the challenge and repel the attack. Whether you know it or not, quick action in times like these can save your life. You never know when an unhinged attacker will decide he or she wants to jeopardize your life. Knowing how to disarm an assailant in rapid-fire movements could be the difference between waking up in a hospital or walking home unscathed.

Living in fear is no way to respond to the challenges of this world. Krav Maga is not a system designed to get you asserting yourself in violent situations. It is a technique meant to reassure you. It is confidence, pure and simple. When your life is on the line, you’ll know you are ready to respond.

Don’t wait for the moment when you are caught unprepared. Act now and get your free private lesson to see for your self the difference between a prepared person and an unprepared person.

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Are your kids bully proof?

Posted: September 25, 2014 in anti-bully, DWMMA, DWMMA - Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Inspirational
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Martial Arts Benefits Adults

So I want to take some time to reiterate some things that have been said in the past, but need to be stressed again. It’s about our children in martial arts. Its not about being the best fighter in the world. It’s about so much more than that. Get the benefits of martial arts for you or your children.

The list of benefits for children who practice mixed martial arts is incredible!    There are a lot of people who speculate that MMA/Mixed Martial Arts isn’t for kids based solely on what they see on UFC; however, the reality of mixed martial arts and children isn’t one geared towards fighting–but more of a way to give your child confidence.  There are a lot of strong positive applications for mixed martial arts that reaches far beyond learning self-defense or keeping your child physically active.

Here are a few examples of how Mixed Martial Arts/MMA has helped a few of our students….

One main value gained from children taking Mixed Martial Arts/MMA is the level on confidence that it instills within them.   At Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, we don’t force children to compete.  We do (however) have a few who like to compete and it’s a great confidence builder!  We have these four kids (ages ranging from 10-16)  who love to compete in NAGA (North American Grappling Association).  They have been written up in our local paper and it makes them feel good about their accomplishments.  It also teaches them that, win or lose, if they gave it their all–they should be proud of what they have achieved.  Being a sore loser isn’t an attribute in any of these kids.  They are humble in their achievements and gracious in the lesson learned from their defeats which makes them work even harder next time.  They set goals and work to achieve them.  Which is a huge thing for kid’s to learn:  goal setting.

There is a simple benefit from kid’s enrolled in mixed martial arts; it can improve the results in almost anything that you do in conjunction with their Mixed Martial Arts/MMA classes.  We have one teen, 15 years old, who is flourishing in school with A’s and B’s and this all started when he began his training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ.

The Most IMPORTANT thing to stress is that our programs at DWMMA, Salem MA,  instills confidence in Children!  Whether it is performance in school or sports they have the confidence to perform to their fullest potential.   Or, if they were to encounter bullying or peer pressure–they have the confidence to make the best decisions to make you proud as a parent.

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Martial arts has always been used for athletes to compete via combat, but is also a fantastic way for people to exercise. One of the most popular martial arts today, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), is a multidimensional martial art that can really put your body through a tough work-out. Unlike standard exercise routines, you don’t have to exercise each individual muscle group; instead, you merely spend 20 minutes “rolling” (the term used for practicing, or sparring). After just 20 minutes of rolling with a partner and engaging in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, your entire body will have received a work out that would have otherwise taken you hours.

Because most of BJJ is spent on the ground, you will end up putting lots of weight and pressure on your feet, knees, and thighs; especially if you are in top position. On the bottom, you may think that you have it easy being that you can lay on your back, but this is not the case. High-level BJJ practitioners do not in fact lay flat on their back. As relaxing as it may seem, this is a very bad flaw in technique. You want to be perched up, at least slightly, in order to spring into action. This requires a lot of core strength sourcing from your abs to remain in ready position when on your back.

In other positions it’s your arms that will get a work out. Much of BJJ comes down to “hand-fighting” which is the strategical battle that goes on between you and your opponents hands. Constantly fighting your opponent’s upper-body strength while attempting to maintain proper wrist control is a very physically demanding task.

Even though most BJJ matches are not spent on the feet, it does physically pose equally as intense. You will often tie up with your opponent in search of takedowns that could come from various wrestling techniques, or perhaps a variety of different Judo throws. Whichever means you seek out to attempt to get your opponent on the ground will prove physically demanding. It’s not easy throwing something your size and weight around; especially when it is fighting back.

BJJ provides an all-in-one package for those wanting to combine core workouts with upper-body and most importantly, a lot of fun. BJJ not only exercises the body, but also the mind. Most BJJ matches are fought as if they are chess-matches; it comes to sharp technique and proper positioning that wins or finishes matches. If you’re looking for a martial art that will benefit your body in multiple ways, BJJ is an excellent choice.

 

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The New Year is here!   Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, and Thai Kickboxing classes are turnt up for the New Year, New Body Fitness Program.  Goals have been set, and sweat has been dripping.  The intensity is there but the question remains; what does it take to keep it there all year long? What will it take to follow through with your New Year’s Resolutions?

1.) BE FOCUSED.  Tony Robbins says, “there is power in clarity.”  Most of the New Year motivation arises out of being focused on what you truly want.  More importantly, knowing why you want it.  You must develop clarity if you are going to follow through with your goals.

It’s been said, “Discipline without direction is drudgery.”  You have to be clear on what you are trying to accomplish, and why you want to accomplish it.  Many people don’t accomplish their goals because they become distracted.  They become caught up in what Stephen Covey calls the “thick of thin things”.  They become distracted by the busyness of life.  They don’t mean to do this, but many times urgent pressing matters takes precedence over things we think can wait till later.  The problem is that we never get around to those things.  We tend to deal with the urgent things of the moment, things that wont matter in five years,  and we never get around to following through on things that will have an impact on the quality of your life five years from now.

If you want to follow through on those goals, I mean really follow through and make this year your best year ever, then step one is to develop clarity. Questions you should write down are:  What do you want to accomplish?  Why do you want to accomplish it?  Be specific.  Don’t just say you want to get in better shape.  How many pounds do you want to lose?  What do you want your body fat to be?  After answering these questions on paper you can show your instructors and together we can help keep you and your fitness program stay focused on accomplishing these goals.

2.) BE FIRED UP!  Motivation gives us the emotional gas in our tank to continually follow through with our goals.  Attitudes are caught before they are ever taught.  The best way to stay motivated is to be around other people who are highly motivated.   By coming to class you are doing this first step by surrounding yourself with other motivated people.  Many people will become discouraged when go home and their motivation to stay fit wears off.  They think something is wrong with them because they don’t “feel” motivated.  Motivation is like taking a warm bath.  Naturally over time, the bath cools off unless you keep adding hot water.  By consistently coming to class and being around highly motivated people, that is like constantly adding hot water.  It charges you up and refuels your emotional tank.

3.) GO THE DISTANCE.  Starting is good. In fact, it’s very good.  The journey to achieving your black belt starts with your first step of showing up to your first class. After coming to class, day by day you begin to realize that finishing is even better.  You have to set your mind on the distance of the race.  Accomplishing your goals is not a sprint.  Its not about how fast you can get there.  Its more about consistently taking specific action over time.

Plan and prepare for the distance of the race.  What adjustments do you need to make in your schedule so that you can CONSISTENTLY be in class over a long period of time.  What adjustments do you need to make in your lifestyle so you can CONSISTENTLY follow through with new eating habits.  You must set your eyes, mind, and spirit on the longevity of the race.   Learn to develop a steady, methodical pace.  Many people who “go all out” on their goals never end up following through, because they commit to a pace they simply can’t maintain.  Realize that accomplishing your goals is more like a long distance race than a sprint.

Martial Arts class is designed to keep you learning new skills so that over time you will move up by achieving a new belt.  Wether its Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, or Thai kickboxing you will earn a higher rank (belt) by regarding the fitness program as a long distance race and consistently coming to class over time.

Let’s go the distance and make 2014 your best year ever!!! 

Dedicated to your success,

-Dragon Within Martial Arts 

 

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Refining Your BJJ Game

Training in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) is a lot of fun because there is so much variety to it. There are many different ways in which you can develop your self-defense and fitness program into the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jistu. This variety of BJJ beginnings help create a unique competitive edge as you progress within the art.  For example, depending on how you start BJJ, you may naturally be good at a specific element of it.  Some competitors may become known for their guard, while others will have a fantastic top game.  From there, different styles of practicing the art may arise.  For example, you may prefer grappling with Gi practitioners, or even with no Gi specialists, or you may even join in with all those who just have a talent for the world of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). Every BJJ artist holds a different journey and therefore becomes their own unique BJJ competitor.

Again, there is a lot of choice available to you within the art and you can develop as a BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) competitor in many different ways. This is definitely a good thing but there is a drawback that can sneak up on you if you are not careful. That drawback would be falling into the trap of accumulation.

What is accumulation? It is the art of being a technique collector. As the name suggests, being a technique collector refers to learning an enormous amount of moves on a superficial level. Refining the material and learning about the fine points never occurs. The nature of trying to learn something new all the time makes it next to impossible to refine material. Basically, “refining” means performing the same material over and over again to know, and understand it on a deeper level.

Why do so many beginners wish to accumulate so much? It is just the exciting nature of being a beginner. Everyone that starts out in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) wants to see more and more of the art.

There is also a lot of peer pressure that comes from wanting to buy the top new DVDs offering the classic moves of a top BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu). Certainly, viewing such material is a smart move. However, trying to memorize it in a week and then moving on to new material a week later just simply is not be the best strategy to follow.

Since refinement requires a lot of repetition, many will wonder if it is a boring process. The answer is no because the deeper your understanding grows of the art, you will find the deeper the power grows within your take downs and submissions.  You will learn there is always something new to learn about a particular move, and refining that move you will create an entirely new power within yourself. An arm-bar could take a lifetime to study and still only the surface of the art will be scratched.

If you want a little motivation for refining your BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) game, all you need to do is accept the fact that all the top players do this to be at the top. This is why you don’t see sloppy fighters throwing everything at an opponent. Rather, you will see fighters with solid, tight games that are focused and their performances are very controlled and specific. All that comes from refinement. So, refine your BJJ game and become a top fighter!

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Brazilian  Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is an enormously popular martial art. This is why you see so many BJJ schools are opening all over the world. Of course, the presence of a school is not the main indication of its value. The number of students enrolled in the school is. When you look closer at these students, you will see many training as frequently as possible and others train when their schedule permits. Since BJJ schools often offer unlimited training per month, there is a lot of flexibility available in terms of how often a student can train.

But, how many days a week should a student train? This is an important question that needs to be asked and answered. There are active and athletic students that train virtually every day of the week and there are also those that have to train far less because training too often leads to them becoming sore and somewhat broken down.

Really, you do not want to become sore or too beat up to train. That does no one any good. When you are over-trained, you end up missing days of class. Does that help your ability to progress in BJJ? Absolutely not!

Again, different people’s bodies will react in a completely different manner to their training regimen. There is, however, a safe medium that you can follow in order to be sure that you avoid over-training. That medium would be playing it safe and training about three days a week.

These three days should not be consecutive. The reason for this is you want to at least one rest day in between the three workout days because your body will need time to recuperate and heal. When you do not get the proper amount of rest, the body will start to break down. This is where all those aches and pains come from. Those that are older BJJ practitioners will be more than familiar with such pains which is why they might be more willing to take such breaks than younger BJJ’ers. However, just because you are young does not mean you are invulnerable. Over-training can affect anyone at any age.

There are going to be those serious minded BJJ players that want to train each and every single day. They reason they wish to do so is not all that difficult to figure out. They just want to become very good at the art of BJJ. Here is a little news for those that have such desires in mind: frequency does not always equate with quality.

The true value of the class will be in the quality of the instruction combined with a good attitude for learning. In short, you need to enroll in a good class and then make the most out of it when you are in the class. This means you should py very close attention and ask pertinent questions when they arise. (Of course, you should ask them at the appropriate time) Follow these very simple steps and you will find it is a lot easier to get the most out of your three day a week training plan.

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