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  • How to LOSE WEIGHT and KICK ASS at the same time

    How to LOSE WEIGHT and KICK ASS at the same time

    According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ National Health Survey in 2017-18 an incredible 67% of Australian adults are overweight or obese! That’s 12.5 million people that should be reading this article. For many of these people however, the idea of getting fit seems daunting and that simply comes down to having the wrong perception of what “getting fit” actually means. For people who are overweight or obese, finding the right exercise routine often involves choosing one boring gym over another. But losing weight can also be a fun experience which can open up a world of opportunity to try something new and give you the confidence you need. Maybe ....

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  • Does your child have attention or learning issues? Here are 5 ways Martial Arts can give them the edge

    Does your child have attention or learning issues? Here are 5 ways Martial Arts can give them the edge

    We frequently have doctors refer parents to IMC as a means of development for their child that may be dealing with learning and attention issues. Here are five reasons that Martial Arts makes a great match for them:
    Martial Arts focuses on individual growth, not on team competition. Many kids with learning and attention issues struggle with the pressure of having to compete with other kids. So traditional sports may not appeal to them. But at IMC, the focus is on self-improvement. There’s no “letting down the team”.
    There is an emphasis on self-control and concentration. Attention is central to martial arts. Kids must stay focused to learn and to perform. As they are ....

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  • 15 Ways to Practice Your Kata That You Haven’t Thought Of Before!

    15 Ways to Practice Your Kata That You Haven’t Thought Of Before!

    As Instructors that have taught thousands of students over the past 40 years, we know that there are some students that LOVE learning and practising new katas and some that HATE it. It does take a lot of time and effort to perfect your form and you might be one of the people that prefers to punch and kick pads instead. So we have combined some of our own ideas to present to you 15 different ways to practice your Kata for those who need something different to turbocharge their home training regime. 1. Do the Kata blindfolded
    – This will give a good indication of your perception of direction. Without your sense of sight, will you still finish your kata facing the correct way? ....

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    Many of us sign up to the gym with a vision of getting fit and slimming down, only to find motivation quickly drops away, and so do the results. If you have struggled to make a regular gym work for you, perhaps it is time to give Martial Arts a try. Here are a few reasons why this way of working out can actually deliver the changes you have been looking for: 1. Community The gym can more often than not be a solitary endeavour. Martial Arts is quite the opposite. Martial Artists work together to achieve their goals, to share success and encourage each other. You will find you become friends with people at your Martial Arts school, even if you’re more ....

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  • 5 Reasons Your Child Should Practice Martial Arts

    5 Reasons Your Child Should Practice Martial Arts

    This is the obvious reason kids should do martial arts in this day and age – to get active and moving. In case you haven’t noticed, we have an epidemic when it comes to our nation’s obesity problem. We’re also increasingly unfit in addition to being overweight. The problem is particularly alarming as it relates to our kids. Youth sports and physical education programs are great, but not every kid is an athlete. At IMC Kemps Creek, we offer many benefits, but when it comes to fitness, becoming a true Martial Artist means becoming a supremely fit person. REASON #2: THEY WILL LEARN TO FIND FOCUS AND SELF-DISCIPLINE
    Of the ....

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  • The IMC Healthy Eating Guide for Nutrition Novices

    The IMC Healthy Eating Guide for Nutrition Novices

    We know it can be tough to have a healthy diet when you’re working or parenting. Being healthy takes time, and like Martial Arts, if you put in the time, you will get better and be rewarded! You might have heard the saying – “You can’t out-train a bad diet”. So let’s make those training sessions count with a few changes to your diet plan… Avoiding Packaged Foods
    The first thing you need to be mindful of when it comes to healthy eating is packaged food and processed food. Many processed items contain high quantities of saturated fat, which if eaten in large amounts, can cause heart disease. It is important to remember that packaged foods ....

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  • National Anti-Bully Day Blog: How You Can Create Confident & Bullyproof Kids

    National Anti-Bully Day Blog: How You Can Create Confident & Bullyproof Kids

    As parents, there is no way you haven’t considered the possibility of peer violence or bullying happening to your children. Bullying, the undesired aggressive behaviour in school aged children about power imbalance among them, is one of the leading fears of children and parents right now. On that note, you as parents would of course want to protect your children. But you cannot be at their side 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect them. However, there is way in which your children can be protected from bullying and that is by means of Martial Arts training. Remember that the first level of Bully Defence is PREVENTION. This involves ....

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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