I Love Kickboxing Loganville – We’re Here to Help You!

lkbAs a kid, staying in shape was mindless because fun came from running around all the time. But as we grew older, life threw fast balls that changed our lives. Regardless of the changes, we eventually arrive to the point where exercising is mandatory to maintain health and to look good. This phase of life is a real struggle for all sorts of people, but finding fun exercise rids all negativity at play.

At I Love Kickboxing, an infinite number of individuals find kickboxing enjoyable. If it’s not from the blasting, upbeat music that drives the mood to take it out on a gigantic punching bag, then it must be from the awesome kickboxing community – from instructors to peers! In addition to these perks, others have found that including I Love Kickboxing as part of their lives has given them back their life, or a new found energy to take on a new one. I Love Kickboxing keeps off and sheds the unwanted weight, tones up the body, and only makes people look incredible!

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Driving and Martial Arts

Writing Contributor: Christie McGowan
Student at Choe’s HapKiDo of Loganville
Info Page: http://www.loganvillekarate.com/

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A little bit of martial arts training goes a long way. For instance, it improves a driver’s ability to drive better because martial artists work towards similar ethics.

While driving provides a way to travel, it still requires drivers to use their senses in order to avoid accidents. They must train their minds to multi-task and their bodies to control the vehicle. By spending time practicing a martial art like Choe’s HapKiDo, drivers will have the opportunity to work on their body capabilities. As a result, practicing on skills outside of driving time will improve one’s concentration, anxiety, and respect for others.

The elements of the road to success:

  • Focus. Driving requires people to watch out for multiple hazards: speed, tailgaters, trash, pedestrians, drivers chatting on the phone, drivers changing lanes without signaling, and much more. Missing these hazards can be the result of low concentration. At Choe’s HapKiDo, students learn quickly that lack of concentration has consequences—from messed up kicks to kicked fingers; it requires attention of the whole mind. For instance, the eyes have at least one spot to concentrate on when practicing to roll, flip, and kick. By spending time practicing to focus on at least one object at a time, one increases his/her attention span.
  • Relax. Drivers can make other drivers’ day harder. With all the honking and drivers doing insane things, stress builds up. By spending a few times a week at Choe’s HapKiDo, people learn and have the opportunity to meditate, which promotes better breathing and a time to get into focus mode. On top of that, tension is relieved from the exercise, specifically from the kicking and yelling. Finding ways to let off steam also prevents health problems and contributes to a healthy mental state.
  • Respect. Lives on the road are at stake, at the mercy of other drivers. From training with peers and instructors at Choe’s HapKiDo, martial artists develop respect on different levels. There is the necessity of showing respect to others, but there is also necessity to place trust in each other’s hands when training. As everyone there is learning how to defend for his/her life, it is eventually understood the value of life. It can easily be taken away. So when on the road, stopping to let someone out of a parking lot will make his/her day easier. In fact, being courteous to other drivers allows control over many situations.

Driving is harder than it looks, but practicing martial arts will make the job easier. By having a more relaxed state-of-mind and an increased attention span, driving and other activities are seized with more ease.

For more information on Choe’s HapKiDo Karate, visit: http://www.loganvillekarate.com/index.php. Take a look at our kickboxing classes too! Both are fun, and you can come in to trial both for free!