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Doctor insights on: Will Signing Up My Child For Martial Arts Lessons Give Him More Discipline

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Will signing up my child for martial arts lessons give him more discipline?

Will signing up my child for martial arts lessons give him more discipline?

Absolutely!: I'm glad you posted this question...Having studied martial arts myself and having enrolled my son in the study as well. 'studying' imparts not only self-discipline but confidence and self esteem as well; and can be great in potentially dealing with "bullies". The only warning would be the demeanor of the sensei(or teacher); your child needs to 'fit' with him/her so meet with first and decide. ...Read more

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Discipline (Definition)

Discipline is a topic that includes recommendations on how to systematically train a person to have good moral behavior, follow important rules, know right from wrong, learn strong work habits, etc... Discipline should be seen ...Read more


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If i take up mixed martial arts, would i become disciplined enough to quit some bad habits like smoking and drinking?

If i take up mixed martial arts, would i become disciplined enough to quit some bad habits like smoking and drinking?

I would rephrase...: ...To read as follows: if your commitment to wellness is strong enough to stick with martial arts, it is probably strong enough to win over temptations to resume smoking and drinking. ...Read more

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Could cardio exercise (martial art, basketball) give you hemorrhoid ?

Could cardio exercise (martial art, basketball) give you hemorrhoid ?

No: Most common precipitating factor is straining at stool. Eat high fiber fruits and vegetables and drink at least 1 Liter water daily ...Read more

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What can be done to shed pounds fast for martial arts ?

What can be done to shed pounds fast for martial arts ?

Not fast: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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will performing martial arts contribute or stunt my growth?

will performing martial arts contribute or stunt my growth?

Neither: Practicing martial arts should not make one shorter or taller. The most significant factor is genetic: the height of one's parents and ancestors. The second is eating a nutritious diet with adequate calories for your age and activity level. If there are still concerns about stature, one should consult with a pediatrician or pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How can you relief pain in these areas after martial arts training?

How can you relief pain in these areas after martial arts training?

Stretching: It is important to stretch prior to workouts, but moreso after your workout session. Take advantage of the muscles being warm to slowly elongate and relax them after the workout. ...Read more

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Is there an ultimate diet for a big man looking to study martial arts?

Is there an ultimate diet for a big man looking to study martial arts?

Low fat, low sugar: The best diet for martial arts or any sport that requires speed and agility, is one that is going to help you to lose wt, without losing energy. If you want to reduce wt, i usually advise a low fat/ low sugar diet, with lots of vegetables, whole grains, and avoid refined sugar. The important thing is to be patient and stick with the exercise and diet! congratulations are your endeavor to train! ...Read more

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What' the best martial arts for someone doesn't self-defend very well?

Aikido: "aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical strength "(directly quoted from wikipedia). ...Read more

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What fitness and exercise needed for martial arts?

What fitness and exercise needed for martial arts?

Good question!: Difficult to answer! There are dozens of martial arts in the world. Some, like Wushu require a gymnast's flexibility and grace, others like Tai Chi can be practiced at any age without the need to jump or kick. All styles can benefit your cardio and balance. It's good to check with your doctor before doing any strenuous exercise if you haven't been very active for a while. ...Read more

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Why are there floaters in my eye? Could they be from years of martial arts?

Why are there floaters in my eye? Could they be from years of martial arts?

Floaters: Possibly, it sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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