Just Let the Positivity Happen
This semi-regular post will attempt to highlight positivity in the martial arts from around the world. Unfortunately, it is far too easy to find negative stories on the internet. Positive ones, however, are harder to find. Let’s recognize and celebrate those martial artists and schools who are doing good things in their communities, as well as, making great accomplishments.
You can see the last installment here.
Martial Arts Calendar
Have you ever struggled to find seminars in your local or regional area? That is because there was no place to post events so that everybody could see them…………..until now! If you are putting on any kind of event, workshop, or seminar, feel free to post it at http://www.martialartscalendar.com It can bring attention to your event and is free to use! Go ahead and check out the site to see what is going on in the coming months near you!
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
In the martial arts, it is very common to have to overcome obstacles. Injuries and financial hardships are just two examples of common obstacles. However, many martial arts teach that the true obstacle that must be overcome is oneself. Here we have an amazing story of a very young man who is working hard to overcome his diagnosis of Autism. Read on to see just how good he has been doing!
Many people seek to feel safe. There are many different methods that people across the world utilize to obtain that feeling of safety. I would posit, however, that there is no better feeling of safety than when a person chooses to take responsibility for their own safety. That provides, not only a feeling of safety but also self-empowerment. This is what the martial arts has provided to people all over the world for hundreds of years. Here we have a story about women in the Phillippines taking their safety into their own hands.
Liling, Hunan Province, China
Up until more recent times, it was not feasible to be able to reach out to others beyond your own town or area. This also applied to the martial arts. However, with the rapid advances in technology, the martial arts is spreading across the world even faster than it had in the past. This article isn’t just about an amazing Tai Chi practitioner. It is also about how people all over the world have seen her work and invite her to come to their areas to teach and demonstrate.
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
While most martial arts teach a mixture of blocks, punches, and kicks, it is not the whole picture of a martial artist. Many schools focus on the concept of “Leadership” in their education. Instructors will educate students how to demonstrate good leadership skills both on the training floor, and off. However, leadership can also apply to the school itself and how it operates within its own community. The article we have here is about one such school.
Swinton, Greater Manchester, England
If you have been in the martial arts for any amount of time, there is a good chance you have seen human feats that are incredible. There are videos of a person making 4 separate board breaks with jump spinning kicks and never touch the floor. We have seen martial artists break multiple stacked blocks of concrete with their bare hands. But have you ever heard of a 9-year-old breaking a brick with his bare hands? Well, you have now! Read on to see what this impressive young man is capable of.
If you know of any good examples of positivity in the martial arts, please post them in the comments below!
As always, embrace positivity, my brothers and sisters!
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