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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.

Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts offers the most  functional and realistic self-defense and fitness programs in the North Shore area.

We offer Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Filipino Jiu-Jitsu and Children’s programs.

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Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and North Shore Area including:
Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA

For many, the martial arts are solely about the physical benefits — lose a few pounds, get a good workout, maybe learn a few self defense techniques… and why wouldn’t they?  Martial arts really is a great, fun way to stay in shape.  However,  if you are basing your training only on the fitness aspect and only come to class one or two times a week; you may be cheating yourself out of the mental, spiritual and cultural aspects of the martial arts.

Eventually, the more train,  you’ll realize that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ is more than just arm-locks, sweeps and rolling; Thai kickboxing is more that hitting pads and working up a sweat and Filipino Jiu-Jitsu is more than knives, sticks and angles.  Over time, the little things will start to take on new meaning — why is there a Brazilian flag hanging in the front of the class? Why do we wear colored belts and why is it so great when I move up in belt rank? Why do we wear a gi in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ, but not in Filipino Jiu-Jitsu?  We’ll do a future post on the importance of asking questions in the martial arts, but for now let’s start with one of the most fundamental elements of martial arts culture:  Why do we bow?

Each class and each technique starts with a universal bow — from time to time, you’ll hear the instructor remind you to “pay your respects.”  What does that really mean?  The bow reminds us to respect the learning process, to notice and enjoy the ups and downs.  It reminds us to respect your classmates who are entrusting you not to injure them when you practice together, it reminds you that they are your teacher when they know more than you, and you are theirs when they know less. The reminds us that there is more to martial arts than just the physical benefits… if you seek it.  The bow reminds us to respect the art itself for the complete benefits it can bestow on you as a student — strengthening the body, calming the mind and awakening the spirit.

Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts offers the most  functional and realistic self-defense and fitness programs in the North Shore area.

We offer Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Filipino Jiu-Jitsu and Children’s programs.

Visit Our Website!

www.DWMMA.com

30-DAYs FREE!!!

Don’t Wait!  Call TODAY to sign up for your 30 DAYS FREE!

978-745-8511

Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and

North Shore Area including:

Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA

Thai kickboxing is a unique and effective blend of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Western Boxing and American Kickboxing.  It has captured the interest of men and women alike.   While competitive kickboxers train almost everyday– it is recommended for the average kickboxing students train at least 2-3 times per week to full reap the benefits of taking such a physically active martial art.

Thai Kickboxing; along with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts(MMA) and Filipino Jiu-Jitsu; offers a great workout for both your body and mind.  When doing any physically strenuous workout, repetition is key for the resilience in your muscles after each workout…not to mention the added health benefit of regular exercise.  Studies show that people who exercise on a regular basis lessen their risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and depression.

Thai kickboxing is more than just a cardio program.  Although you get an amazing workout with kickboxing– it also is a great release of pent-up aggression and stress.  It improves your balance and help tone and sculpt your muscles that you neglect from regular workouts.

Alright, enough of the many HEALTH factors as to why you should train regularly.  We all know how important regular exercise is for your health.  Another BIG reason why you should come to at least 2-3 classes a week would be for the mental retention of the information given in class and vitality for the progression towards a black belt.  Although the classes vary in what’s being taught, the core training is there.  You will be able to work the pivots more concisely and get your technique down in your roundhouse kick.  You will be able to defend yourself competently and confidently.  One class a week just isn’t enough.

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Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and North Shore Area including:

Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA

-Andrew Boyd

When you earn a new belt in Thai Kickboxing, Filipino Jiu-Jitsu or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), it feels great.  Many people will ask “when did you get your belt?”  The answer, of course, is not last Tuesday, or last Thursday, or any specific point in time… you earned that belt every second of every minute you spent on the mat since the moment you first put on that white belt.  Too often, as martial artists, we strive to learn cool new things and increasingly complicated techniques– sometimes, this means that we gloss over, ignore or even forget the stuff that we thought we already knew.  When you get that coveted belt promotion, the instructor will tie your old belt in a knot– this  signifies that you are “locking in the knowledge of everything that you’ve already learned” as a foundation for you to build upon as you continue on your journey to black belt.

Remember the Knot when you put on that bright, stiff, new belt around your waist.  As you progress in the martial arts, techniques that you know now will take on new meanings in the future.  You’ll find applications for old material.  As that new belt fades and gets nicely broken in; remind yourself to revisit the old curriculum– do you see anything new?  Is there anything that is unclear?  The evals are a great time to ask these questions.

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www.DWMMA.com

We are so confident that you will love our  programs here at Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, that we have a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee!

Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and North Shore Area including:

Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA