Creating a Motivated Mindset

By Premier Martial Arts in Fort Wayne, IN

It is hard to keep one’s motivation fueled up. The bed is always there, waiting, warm and comforting. You tell yourself you need a break from all the rigors of your professional life. It is impossible to keep oneself motivated for long hours. However, this can be taught. You can train to be a much more motivated individual. To do this, ask yourself two questions.

  1. Are both the mind and the body extremely tired?
  2. Is your body healthy, but it takes a lot of mental struggle to rise up from the bed every day?

The first question assists you to take a decision whether or not you should provide yourself a deserved and much needed hiatus from work. The second question indicates the need for motivating yourself.

 

Motivation in this context can be defined as the reason or the number of reasons which one enjoys for behaving or acting in a certain manner. It can also be described as a willingness or the desire of a person to achieve something. It can also be explained as the force which causes a person to do something.

 

Two kinds of motivation function as influence or force or “reasons”. The two kinds are intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation.

 

Extrinsic motivation

This is motivation which comes from the outside of any individual. These include third party approval, award points, money, attention from others and time. Other motivational factors are Social Media “Likes”, numbers on the scale and avoiding any negative reactions derived from others. It follows that an athlete competing for a medal is extrinsically motivated.

 

Intrinsic motivation

This is based on internal pleasure which comes from participation in an activity or process. The person motivated in such a manner derives happiness from learning and skill development. The athlete is determined exclusively for the sole satisfaction of learning. He or she wants to be masterful and competent. An example of this is the rower who rowed constantly for better practice sans any immediate external validation.

 

Find out where your own motivation lies as this can be different for each person and remind yourself of that motivation every day!

 

Please visit https://pmafw.com/ for information about our martial arts schools closest to you in Fort Wayne, IN!

Please visit PMAFW.com for information about our martial arts schools closest to you in Fort Wayne!

Premier Martial Arts has been in business for more than 20 years, and since our founding in 1998 we have helped thousands of students of all ages realize their full potential. Premier Martial Arts delivers a best-in-class martial arts experience that helps our students develop the personal skills that are necessary to build a successful life. Our mastery of teaching martial arts over the past two decades is evident in our structured and thorough curriculum, which is standardized across our 100+ locations across the United States, Canada and England.

Our curriculum focuses on character development far beyond the importance of self-defense. We teach our young students how to respect their elders, how to be accountable, how to focus and how to stay in shape in a fun and exciting atmosphere. We empower our adult students with the self-confidence to overcome anxieties and trauma, in an environment that fosters inclusion and social belonging.

Premier Martial Arts Fort Wayne founded in 2015 by 6th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor Ron Kuhn. Master Kuhn had a distinguished management & engineering career working for such companies as Verizon, NIPSCO, Frontier Communications and Mediacom. In 2019 he made the decision to operate his Martial Arts School fulltime which has always been his lifelong dream. That one location has grown to three in the City of Fort Wayne.

Master Ron Kuhn is married to his wife Anita (retired Special Needs Teacher) of 27 years. They have three wonderful daughters, Jordan, Ally and Katie. Jordan is a nurse who lives in Indianapolis. Ally has a computer science and business background and works with her dad at Premier Martial Arts. Katie is Chemical Engineering graduate and works in the pharmaceutical industry in Indianapolis.

 

Premier Martial Arts of Fort Wayne operates three locations:

North – 10240 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (Coldwater & DuPont)

East – 10154 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 (Chapel Hill Area)

Southwest – 9906 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (Scott & Illinois Road)

 

www.pmafw.com

www.premiermartialarts.com

www.premierkidzfoundation.com

260-217-6064

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Martial Arts Teaches Children Three Important Life Skills

By Premier Martial Arts in Fort Wayne, IN

At Premier Martial Arts  we believe Karate is a very good way to teach your children good qualities like respect, self-discipline, confidence and humility. We work with kids not only to teach them how to defend themselves but also how to become better people in their day to day life. From the moment the child enters his first session, they are taught to show respect. Respect toward their teacher, classmates, toward their lessons and routine. This learning overflows into their day-to-day lives where parents and elders can notice the child being more respectful and humble in their ways.

There are more than one advantages of learning karate, for children; here are some of the other reasons why karate is considered a good hobby for the kids.

  1. Karate makes kids more active

 

With more and more kids getting caught up in the virtual world of video games and internet surfing, they pay less attention to getting some exercise. Not every school offers PE nowadays. This leads to an alarming number of kids not exercising even a bit. For their proper growth and metabolism, kids and adolescents need good nutrition and a lot of exercise to keep fit and maintain a good metabolic system. Not exercising increases chances of obesity that can even lead to other obesity related diseases.  With karate, kids not only exercise and warm up, they do some hard core exercises. It makes them fitter, more agile and active. It boosts their stamina and helps them grow confident of their body and how they can use the art to defend themselves. Kids Karate classes at Premier Martial Arts  are really fun!

 

  1. Karate helps kids find focus

 

Martial arts focus on movements, flexibility, and require a lot of concentration. When kids learn karate they are taught all these qualities which they can use in their daily lives as well. Children learn to focus and control their thoughts and emotions which make them less vulnerable to outside influences and help them grow into stronger individuals. Even students with ADD and ADHD have experienced improved concentration and focus by practicing karate.

 

  1. Children learn to cope with life in Kids Karate Classes

 

When learning in a karate kid class environment, children learn to take hits, literally and figuratively. They learn to deal with disappointments in life. They start understanding that not everything can work out perfectly and to their advantage, so they need to accept it and move on in a bid to become a better person. Acceptance teaches children how to handle future situations more gracefully and successfully, instead of mulling over them for long hours.

At Premier Martial Arts , classes are an excellent way to boost a child’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Since every child comes with their own strengths and weaknesses, they are allowed to progress at their own pace. However the path to success is very similar for each and every child, yet unique to them. Children need to put in a lot of hard work and focus to earn their rewards, or belts. With more effort, self-discipline and goal-oriented attitude children work their way through earning belts to the ultimate goal of earning the black belt. With such extensive focus and hard work, children find it easier to achieve goals like scoring well on their tests and making friends at school.

 

Premier Martial Arts  offers a variety of programs for both karate kids and martial arts for adults in Fort Wayne, IN!

 

Please visit https://pmafw.com/ for information about our martial arts schools closest to you in Fort Wayne, IN!

Please visit PMAFW.com for information about our martial arts schools closest to you in Fort Wayne!

Premier Martial Arts has been in business for more than 20 years, and since our founding in 1998 we have helped thousands of students of all ages realize their full potential. Premier Martial Arts delivers a best-in-class martial arts experience that helps our students develop the personal skills that are necessary to build a successful life. Our mastery of teaching martial arts over the past two decades is evident in our structured and thorough curriculum, which is standardized across our 100+ locations across the United States, Canada and England.

Our curriculum focuses on character development far beyond the importance of self-defense. We teach our young students how to respect their elders, how to be accountable, how to focus and how to stay in shape in a fun and exciting atmosphere. We empower our adult students with the self-confidence to overcome anxieties and trauma, in an environment that fosters inclusion and social belonging.

Premier Martial Arts Fort Wayne founded in 2015 by 6th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor Ron Kuhn. Master Kuhn had a distinguished management & engineering career working for such companies as Verizon, NIPSCO, Frontier Communications and Mediacom. In 2019 he made the decision to operate his Martial Arts School fulltime which has always been his lifelong dream. That one location has grown to three in the City of Fort Wayne.

Master Ron Kuhn is married to his wife Anita (retired Special Needs Teacher) of 27 years. They have three wonderful daughters, Jordan, Ally and Katie. Jordan is a nurse who lives in Indianapolis. Ally has a computer science and business background and works with her dad at Premier Martial Arts. Katie is Chemical Engineering graduate and works in the pharmaceutical industry in Indianapolis.

 

Premier Martial Arts of Fort Wayne operates three locations:

North – 10240 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (Coldwater & DuPont)

East – 10154 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 (Chapel Hill Area)

Southwest – 9906 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (Scott & Illinois Road)

 

www.pmafw.com

www.premiermartialarts.com

www.premierkidzfoundation.com

260-217-6064

Also check us out on:

https://www.facebook.com/pmaftwaynenorth

https://www.facebook.com/premiermartialartssouthwest

https://www.facebook.com/pmaftwayneeast

https://www.instagram.com/pmaftwayne/

Physical Health Benefits of Martial Arts

By Premier Martial Arts in Fort Wayne, IN

Taking up a martial art is not only an excellent method to help you be prepared to defend yourself, should the need arise; but it also provides a number of passive benefits to those who practice it. Among the physical benefits of practicing a martial art, the following are some of the most notable and beneficial.

1. Better cardiovascular health

This is perhaps the biggest health benefit of practicing martial arts. No matter what form you choose to learn, research has shown a strong  link between regular practice and improved heart health and cardiovascular function. The good news is that this even applies to less strenuous forms and practice sessions, so even older participants can benefit as well.

Simply practicing martial arts routine for around 30 minutes each day is enough to ensure that it remains in top shape.

2. Improved focus and sharper reflexes

​​To practice the martial arts is to develop both your body and mind together. Practicing mindfulness and remaining aware of your surroundings are both key factors of developing your skills as a martial artist. While in the dojo, such traits allow you to overcome your opponents; but these skills can help you in your regular day as well.

Being focused and alert can help you improve your decision making skills in the workplace while training yourself to improve your reflexes can help you react faster to emergency situations such as when driving and you need to take evasive action.

3. Weight loss

Whether you’re an advanced student or a complete novice, taking up a martial art is an ideal form of physical exercise. An hour of practice at a moderate exertion level can burn as much as 500 calories an hour, making it a more efficient option to lose weight than walking, aerobics or even swimming.

4. Improved muscle tone

Martial arts are a great way to tone your muscles. It provides a full body workout and helps you develop and improve your strength levels, particularly in your core. For those looking to reduce their body fat percentages and build muscle mass without an intensive weight training regimen, Martial arts offer an ideal solution that will help you meet your goals to improve your physique without dramatically altering your body proportions.

 

These key physical benefits, though significant, are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the many benefits that come with the regular practice of a martial art. Improved confidence and mood as well as a reduction in anxiety and depression are some of the psychological benefits that come with practicing martial arts, some of which we will explore in the next post

 

Please visit https://pmafw.com/ for information about our martial arts schools closest to you in Fort Wayne, IN!

Please visit PMAFW.com for information about our martial arts schools closest to you in Fort Wayne!

Premier Martial Arts has been in business for more than 20 years, and since our founding in 1998 we have helped thousands of students of all ages realize their full potential. Premier Martial Arts delivers a best-in-class martial arts experience that helps our students develop the personal skills that are necessary to build a successful life. Our mastery of teaching martial arts over the past two decades is evident in our structured and thorough curriculum, which is standardized across our 100+ locations across the United States, Canada and England.

Our curriculum focuses on character development far beyond the importance of self-defense. We teach our young students how to respect their elders, how to be accountable, how to focus and how to stay in shape in a fun and exciting atmosphere. We empower our adult students with the self-confidence to overcome anxieties and trauma, in an environment that fosters inclusion and social belonging.

Premier Martial Arts Fort Wayne founded in 2015 by 6th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor Ron Kuhn. Master Kuhn had a distinguished management & engineering career working for such companies as Verizon, NIPSCO, Frontier Communications and Mediacom. In 2019 he made the decision to operate his Martial Arts School fulltime which has always been his lifelong dream. That one location has grown to three in the City of Fort Wayne.

Master Ron Kuhn is married to his wife Anita (retired Special Needs Teacher) of 27 years. They have three wonderful daughters, Jordan, Ally and Katie. Jordan is a nurse who lives in Indianapolis. Ally has a computer science and business background and works with her dad at Premier Martial Arts. Katie is Chemical Engineering graduate and works in the pharmaceutical industry in Indianapolis.

 

Premier Martial Arts of Fort Wayne operates three locations:

North – 10240 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (Coldwater & DuPont)

East – 10154 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 (Chapel Hill Area)

Southwest – 9906 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (Scott & Illinois Road)

 

www.pmafw.com

www.premiermartialarts.com

www.premierkidzfoundation.com

260-217-6064

Also check us out on:

https://www.facebook.com/pmaftwaynenorth

https://www.facebook.com/premiermartialartssouthwest

https://www.facebook.com/pmaftwayneeast

https://www.instagram.com/pmaftwayne/

Exercise and Cognitive Abilities

By Premier Martial Arts in Fort Wayne, IN

Scientific evidence through neuro-imaging has suggested that physical activity improves a person’s cognitive ability across all ages. Age related brain tissue loss is minimized. Existing cognitive ability is improved. People can allocate more attention towards the environment. Information can be processed much more quickly.

Survival throughout history

The human brain has an exceptional capacity when it comes to modifying its function and structure as per influences of experience and environment. Physical activity has played an important role at the time of biological adaptation. It ensured that humans survived through a number of catastrophic periods. During this time, foraging, exploration and defense along with cognitive skills were fully integrated to the motor operations of the body so that humans can survive. The hippocampus, a body part which has an important role in processing of memories, is highly influenced by many physical activities. Regions of the brain developed that controlled cognitive abilities. These adaptations led to adequate savings of energy so that a more complex and larger brain can evolve. Humans soon developed the capacity to walk upright and faster than ever before. All these were essential for survival.

 

Cognitive control means a subset of self-regulatory and goal directed operations which are involved in selection, coordination and scheduling of the computational process underlying action, perception and memory. The important cognitive processes are collectively referred to as “cognitive control”. They include inhibition, cognitive flexibility and working memory.

Rise in cognitive skills

Research has revealed that regular physical activity led to a 50 percent increase in cognitive performance. Tasks needing larger cognitive control became much easier for the concerned individual. All these findings point toward the fact that physical activity helps an individual to be more attentive and improve and preserve cognitive functions considerably over time.

The above findings are applicable to all age groups, including school going children. Physical activity plays a positive role during development. In younger people, physical activity improves all the eight categories of measurement: perceptual skills, achievement, mathematics tests, academic or developmental readiness, intelligence quotient, verbal tests and memory. In fact exercise also helps in cognitive processes which help with maintaining balance and fine motor control.

Please visit https://pmafw.com/ for information about our martial arts schools closest to you in Fort Wayne, IN!

Please visit PMAFW.com for information about our martial arts schools closest to you in Fort Wayne!

Premier Martial Arts has been in business for more than 20 years, and since our founding in 1998 we have helped thousands of students of all ages realize their full potential. Premier Martial Arts delivers a best-in-class martial arts experience that helps our students develop the personal skills that are necessary to build a successful life. Our mastery of teaching martial arts over the past two decades is evident in our structured and thorough curriculum, which is standardized across our 100+ locations across the United States, Canada and England.

Our curriculum focuses on character development far beyond the importance of self-defense. We teach our young students how to respect their elders, how to be accountable, how to focus and how to stay in shape in a fun and exciting atmosphere. We empower our adult students with the self-confidence to overcome anxieties and trauma, in an environment that fosters inclusion and social belonging.

Premier Martial Arts Fort Wayne founded in 2015 by 6th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor Ron Kuhn. Master Kuhn had a distinguished management & engineering career working for such companies as Verizon, NIPSCO, Frontier Communications and Mediacom. In 2019 he made the decision to operate his Martial Arts School fulltime which has always been his lifelong dream. That one location has grown to three in the City of Fort Wayne.

Master Ron Kuhn is married to his wife Anita (retired Special Needs Teacher) of 27 years. They have three wonderful daughters, Jordan, Ally and Katie. Jordan is a nurse who lives in Indianapolis. Ally has a computer science and business background and works with her dad at Premier Martial Arts. Katie is Chemical Engineering graduate and works in the pharmaceutical industry in Indianapolis.

 

Premier Martial Arts of Fort Wayne operates three locations:

North – 10240 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (Coldwater & DuPont)

East – 10154 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 (Chapel Hill Area)

Southwest – 9906 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (Scott & Illinois Road)

 

www.pmafw.com

www.premiermartialarts.com

www.premierkidzfoundation.com

260-217-6064

Also check us out on:

https://www.facebook.com/pmaftwaynenorth

https://www.facebook.com/premiermartialartssouthwest

https://www.facebook.com/pmaftwayneeast

https://www.instagram.com/pmaftwayne/