Positivity is What Makes the World Go ‘Round!
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!
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Many martial artists debate the validity of the competition side of training. What is not up for debate is if you will come away from competitions with memorable experiences and new friendships. Quite often, participating in competitions can help to introduce you to like-minded people that you would have never met otherwise. Here we have an article about two young ladies who recently made new friends in a far away land!
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Tragedy, while unwanted, can lead people to do great and amazing things. When tragedy strikes, you will find an abundance of articles detailing fundraisers, food drives, and the like. Martial Arts schools may very well be at their best when working to help those in need as it strikes to the very heart of bettering oneself. Better late than never, here is an article about schools in one area helping out their sister schools in an area that has experienced tragedy!
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
History and tradition are a big part of many of today’s martial art systems. There is no shortage of conversations and arguments about whose history and/or tradition is better or more authentic. Despite this, it can help one to understand the system they are training in when they also understand where the system came from. Here we have an article about a Kali system, dating back to the 16th century, thriving today!
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Many martial artists are aware of the health benefits that come with the associated training and physical activity. Better endurance and strength are common benefits in addition to the personal development. When it comes to traditional Chinese martial arts, there have been claims of even more benefits. Improved health, immunities, and resistance to injuries have been claimed. Now there may be some direct evidence of Tai Chi having serious health benefits.
Let’s start a discussion! Did any of these articles have an effect on you? Did they change the way you viewed a particular topic? Don’t be shy! Feel free to sound off!
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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