Got to see this little rock star test for his red belt tonight. This kid is the hardest working 9 year old I know. He is so committed and focused, and manages to have a heck of a lot of fun in the process. Kids are definitely our teachers. I love you Benjamin, and am proud to be your Nouna (Godmother in Greek). #karatekid#nouna#godmother#rockstar
Couldn’t be more thankful for @tigerschulmanns Syosset for just being exceptionally awesome in their craft! Max absolutely loved all the Joshus who instructed him especially Joshu Dylan. My son is not only stronger physically but also mentally. He knows martial arts but also humility, honor, Discipline and courage! We will miss it. #mma#martialarts#karatekid#honor#dicipline#humility#mentalstrength#roundhouse
I believe it takes a village to raise kids.
I started my son in karate so he could learn to control his body. He was very reactionary. After a couple incidents in school I thought he would benefit from other strong positive figures in his life. Long story short one of his instructors asked if she could buy him his first belt. I then said I could buy it. She insisted on doing it because she was so proud of his improvement over the last two months. He went from tackling other kids and not listening to instruction to today being the first to line up in attention stance when asked.
This is the picture I get when I ask him to pose. 🤷♀️ #ittakesavillage#karatekid#positiveinfluences#boymom#stepbystep 👣
The kids in Kung fu know how vital stretching is a lot of the time we can often overlook the importance that stretching plays on our health.
5 key benefits of stretching; •
1. Injury Prevention 👌🏼
While helping our muscles to warm up and prepare before being stressed into the intense exercises, stretching allows a longer range of motion of our muscles.
2. Improve Flexibility 🔥
Stretching constantly means making yourself more flexible. It is a common fact that there are activities requiring flexibility, such as dancing and kicks as well as sprint and dashes. In fact, being flexible is being healthy and with stretching on a daily basis, you will definitely handle many tasks with ease.
3. Reduce Stress And Improve Posture 🙏🏼
Simply, stress causes our muscles to tighten and become knots which can cause strain and back pains. The tension may also cause other negative effects to our body, but with stretching, the oxygen needed in our muscles is back and regulated, while also regulating our brain and heart. With that, stretching helps in releasing endorphins, or commonly known as ‘feel-good’ hormones, which improve our mood and make us feel good, therefore lowering our stress while preventing posture pains.
4. Promote Better Breathing And Oxygen Flow🙌🏼
Stretching helps the oxygen flow in and through our body better and with that also helps the blood circulation. It also reduces body pains and sores caused from the uptightness and tension coming from the lack of oxygen within our body.
5. More Effective Exercise 🌱
Stretching should not only be done before, but also after exercising. When stretching, you can release the lactic acid that is built up in your muscles while you exercise and very often introduces our muscles to fatigue and soreness.
Beauty of stretching is that it takes a minimal time in the whole workout or exercise process, as well as in our daily activities. Stretching has so many benefits and its importance to our overall health is often underrated.