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  • How often should I stretch?

    "Master Amy, how often should I be stretching?" I get this question often for all ages of students. To be honest, everyday for about 10mins will not only gradually improve your body's condition but will boost your energy too! The main reason we encourage stretching especially prior to class is to prevent injury. When we stretch, we are controlling our breathing and awakening our muscles to prepare them for practice. Stretching at least 15-30 mins prior to training is ideal so that you can give your body plenty of time. Stretching naturally will help to increase overall reach and flexibility. This way you can extend those roundhouse kicks high. When we stretch properly, we also help ....

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  • Are you drinking enough water?

    Are you drinking enough water?

    About 60-70% of our body is composed of water. I recently learned that 90% of our blood is water. That's why it is recommended to drink 8 glasses of 80z water each day to stay hydrated and keep our body functioning properly. Drinking that much water daily easier said than done though for some of us isn't it? I get caught up in a million and one things at any given moment, I actually forget to drink water throughout the day. Can anybody relate? Water acts as a cushion and natural lubricant for our joints, muscles and organs. Aid's in healthier skin and weight loss. I also notice that I have less headaches with drinking more water. This is because the water helps carry oxygen flow ....

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  • Try this next time you make the kids do chores

    Try this next time you make the kids do chores

    With everyone being at home more now than ever, mom and dad would love some help around the house. We see value is delegating chores at home and no age is too young. Whether it is cleaning up toys after playtime, clearing the table after dinner, doing dishes or taking the trash out... everyone can give a hand. Chores are a great way to practice teamwork, learn responsibility and learn life skills. It also helps us to appreciate the things we have a bit more. Next time you do chores try this: Parents, you write 5 chores that you'd like to see done. Then, Let the kids pick 1 more chore to add to the list. Roll 2 dice and whatever #'s they land on are the 2 chores that need to be ....

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  • Best foods to eat after class

    So, you worked hard in class tonight and need to re-fuel your body. What we put into our bodies will translate into the energy we are able to put out. It is important to eat the right foods in order to get the most of your training. Try to eat something no later than 60 minutes after class and drink lots of water. Here is a short list of foods you can choose from: Berries; especially Blueberries. These little guys are superfoods! Blueberries are high in antioxidants and high in Potassium and Vitamin C. They aid in quickly replenishing your body. Eggs. Eggs are high in protein which helps with muscle building and repairing. Just one egg contains about 6g of protein and contains all the ....

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  • A takeaway from 2020...

    Happy New Year everyone! To the year 2020, wow, what can besaid that hasn't already been said? You really put us all to the test. You threw just about every obstacle our way and when we finally thought we got a grip, you continued to surprise us. 2020 is officially behind us and although the pandemic is not over, we are hopeful that 2021 will bring us joy and normalcy. Let's take a moment to reflect as we step into 2021. If I had to put it in one word, it would be... Resilience. Parents were forced to work from home, children were forced to virtual, many businesses shut down and caused for loss of jobs, homes etc. We went through shortages of hand sanitizer, Lysol wipes, N-95 masks, ....

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  • 2019 Children's Attention Home Fundraiser

    2019 Children's Attention Home Fundraiser

    Our students participated in a kickathon event to raise money to support the children in need at the Rock Hill, SC Children's Attention Home! This youth social services organization provides shelter and care for displaced children. For our 2019 community project, we were able to raise a total of $4,905.85! ....

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  • Join Us For the Best Kids Martial Arts in Charlotte

    Welcome To Our New Website! We’re Proud To Serve Charlotte with Kids Martial Arts! At Usk Martial Arts, we are working hard to go above and beyond for every person who walks through our doors. And you could be next! We are offering Charlotte a hands-on approach to Kids Martial Arts. And you don’t need any prior experience to succeed! Come visit us at Usk Martial Arts and see for yourself what makes us the best Kids Martial Arts facility in town. Just fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! And don't forget to click below to visit us on our social media pages!! ....

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