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  •  in St Clair, Kemps Creek & Hoxton Park - International Martial Arts Centres - "I WANNA QUIT"

    "I WANNA QUIT"

    As a parent, these are some difficult words to hear. Martial Arts has probably been a part of your daily routine for a while and to hear that your child wants to just quit can be difficult. The truth is, 99% of the time children want to stop training for 4 main reasons, and simply addressing them at home can turn their attitude around. Why your child might want to quit Martial Arts and what to do about it?
    The first reason and one of the more common ones you’ll hear is that your child is “bored”. A child that is bored will often enjoy a bit of a challenge. Luckily, Martial Arts is challenging enough that we have a few options. We would recommend ....

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  •  in St Clair, Kemps Creek & Hoxton Park - International Martial Arts Centres - 5 Reasons Every Child Should Have The Chance To Earn a Black Belt

    5 Reasons Every Child Should Have The Chance To Earn a Black Belt


    Black Belts are mentally, physically and emotionally healthy and strong. Developing these strengths at a young age will set them up for the rest of their personal and professional lives.
    Children studying Martial Arts often experience improved grades and performance at school, sports and other activities.
    Black Belts have a positive attitude built on a strong foundation of discipline and respect.
    For a child to achieve the rank of Black Belt, they would have gone through hundreds of hours of confidence and self-esteem building drills. This will allow children to confront all challenges in life, say NO to drugs and negative peer pressure.
    Black Belts have the knowledge and skills to ....

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  •  in St Clair, Kemps Creek & Hoxton Park - International Martial Arts Centres - What Happens After I Reach Black Belt?

    What Happens After I Reach Black Belt?

    Congratulations on achieving a major milestone, not only in your Martial Arts journey, but also in your life. Reaching Black Belt took years of training, followed by a tough grading that many people have been unable to successfully complete. However, once you have gotten your belt, certificate and gold amulet, you might be wondering “What comes next?” Most people think receiving your Black Belt means you are an expert, but this is not the case - The learning has just begun! There is so much to come after Black Belt or the “Shodan” rank. In fact, in Japanese this translates to “First Step” or “First Stage”. The IMC syllabus goes up to ....

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  •  in St Clair, Kemps Creek & Hoxton Park - International Martial Arts Centres - 6 Surprising Ways You Can Spring Clean Your Fitness Routine

    6 Surprising Ways You Can Spring Clean Your Fitness Routine

    The sun’s finally shining and the birds are singing, which means one thing – it’s time for spring cleaning. No, we’re not talking about tidying up your house (though that probably wouldn’t hurt). We’re talking about kicking off the new season with healthy habits that will re-ignite your motivation and take your fitness to the next level. We’ve got some tips to help you get started. 1. Perfect your playlist.
    It’s time to update your workout jams! Studies show that listening to the right music while exercising elevates your mood and enhances motivation, which will ultimately give you better results. Look for tunes with a strong rhythm, ....

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  •  in St Clair, Kemps Creek & Hoxton Park - International Martial Arts Centres - Why do we offer Free Karate lessons to new students?

    Why do we offer Free Karate lessons to new students?

    First of all you may be wondering why we offer free Karate lessons to all our new students. That’s because the best things in life are FREE!
    We really believe in what we do Our programs have been tried and tested by THOUSANDS of Australian families that have trained at the IMC schools. The instructors that teach at our schools have put in countless hours perfecting their art so that you and your family can have a great experience and learn a valuable life skill.
    So that you will know what to expect Karate is a little bit different to most other activities you or your children have tried before and most people don’t really know exactly what it is. That could mean a ....

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  •  in St Clair, Kemps Creek & Hoxton Park - International Martial Arts Centres - What should I expect when I start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Insider tips for BJJ Beginners

    What should I expect when I start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Insider tips for BJJ Beginners

    Have you just started or are you thinking about starting BJJ classes?
    At IMC, we love Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and we think everyone should give it a try. There are some huge benefits from consistent BJJ training like stress relief, getting a great full-body workout and learning practical self-defence skills, all while meeting great people in a friendly environment. But if you are just starting out, like anything else, it can be intimidating. So here are our insider tips if you’re new to the sport. Create good habits
    The most obvious one is just get yourself to training. Remember that no matter how bad your day has been, going to your class and getting in a workout will ....

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  •  in St Clair, Kemps Creek & Hoxton Park - International Martial Arts Centres - 8 Tips To Make Sure Your Child Passes Their Upcoming Grading

    8 Tips To Make Sure Your Child Passes Their Upcoming Grading

    1.
    Positive Mindset
    As a parent, its fine to want your child to succeed – we want them to succeed too! However, from our experience, children don’t cope well with pressure. Make sure your encouraging them to “enjoy yourself” and “do your best”, rather than saying “try harder” or overloading them with advice. 2.
    Maximise Class Time
    The best place to be, to ensure success is in IN THE DOJO! In the lessons coming up to grading, classes will become slightly more intense to make sure IMC students are as prepared as possible. The more often you can make it to class, the better your child will perform. 3.
    Syllabus
    Our official IMC ....

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  •  in St Clair, Kemps Creek & Hoxton Park - International Martial Arts Centres - 5 Ways To Fire Up Your Training This Winter

    5 Ways To Fire Up Your Training This Winter

    It’s almost winter time, which means the majority of people have long forgotten about their New Year’s resolution. Worrying about your ‘summer body’ might be an afterthought for a few more months. However, if you are one of the few who want to keep your training going strong when everyone else is slacking off – here is our very own IMC guide to keep your training red-hot this winter.
    BUILD A ROUTINE – Easier said than done right? WRONG. Your brain works wonders if you put in a little bit of effort. The first couple of weeks are usually the toughest, but once you get in the habit of going to class on specific days consistently – it will ....

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  •  in St Clair, Kemps Creek & Hoxton Park - International Martial Arts Centres - Step-by-step: The grading and promotion system at IMC

    Step-by-step: The grading and promotion system at IMC

    IMC Kemps Creek is coming into its first of 4 seasonal grading cycles of the year. The grading system is a central feature of the IMC system as you go through your journey to Black Belt and beyond. The beauty of Martial Arts training is in its progressive and consistent drive towards self-improvement which is represented by your rank. Our students would have noticed the intensity and difficulty of training may have picked up over the past couple of weeks as we move towards the goal of passing the grading and achieving your next rank. This is because we aim to push everyone to succeed, however we stress that you only attempt to grade once you believe you are ready. On your day of ....

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  •  in St Clair, Kemps Creek & Hoxton Park - International Martial Arts Centres - Ultimate 11-minute home workout to boost your training results (NO equipment required)

    Ultimate 11-minute home workout to boost your training results (NO equipment required)

    Are you enjoying your training at IMC Kemps Creek, but are looking for that extra boost to fast-track your fitness goals? Try this ultra-simple, whole-body home workout designed to complement your class training...
    30 Squats (glutes, legs):
    make sure you keep your back straight and go down until your butt passes your knees. For extra difficulty, hold the position for 3 seconds each time you squat down.
    20 Push-ups (chest, shoulders, arms):
    make sure you keep your arms in tight and back straight. Consider raising your legs on a low bench to increase difficulty.
    30 Leg raises (abs):
    Hold your feet an inch off the floor and raise to 45 degrees, and back down again. After you ....

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