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Brittany Ligon reviewed Round Rock Shaolin Kung Fu
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I've heard stories....the parents saying "oh kung fu changed my kid, my kid is so respectful now, they're doing better in school".....etc......honestly I thought, yea sure...You're kids probably just grew out of the bad behavior. That was until my son was having serious behavioral issues. I thought nobody could pull him out of this. I was at my wits end with all of it....not a day went by without a phone call from the school principal, then, alternative school was decided for him. Countless nights I cried....bring for a break from this...begging for help. Then an ad came across my Facebook about Round Rock Shaolin Do Kung Fu. A special at that...$69 uniform included for 6 weeks....all the places I called previous months were $99+ a week......so I clicked, paid and bam he was a new student. We met Master Duncan first, who did his beginning testing, and he had to remind my son a few times to focus and follow him. But he did it, and all the instructors there have guided him and encouraged him non-stop. So now I'm one of those parents that telling you "ROUND ROCK SHAOLIN DO KUNG FU HAS CHANGED MY CHILD'S LIFE AND MINE" he looks forward to going to school now, he PASSED 1st grade with flying colors, his attitude is 90% better, he smiles more, he's proud of himself, he has new friends, and AMAZING new role models. I'm NOT one to do reviews but I couldn't pass up this one!!! Please take my word on this and check it for your kid. Thank you Master Duncan and ALL your wonderful staff!!!!

Allison Jones reviewed Round Rock Shaolin Kung Fu
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What a great place for Kung Fu and birthday parties! They just hosted a party for my kiddo and I can't say enough good about their ability to pull off a flawless party, feed kiddos, and make sure everyone has fun. Kids got a mini-Kung Fu class, obstacle course, and games. Highly recommend these guys, especially Ms Hannah Chapman and Mr D. Thank you!!!

Eliza Nichol reviewed Round Rock Shaolin Kung Fu
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My 5 yr old son has been going here for about a month now and he loves it. I was nervous cause at first he didn't want to walk in the front door on the first day. Now he is out of the car running in before I can get out myself lol. I have even noticed his self esteem growing :). The little ninja instructors are excellent with the students. So glad I found this place!!

Lotus Liz reviewed Round Rock Shaolin Kung Fu
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As a RYT(yoga instructor) I'm always open to learning and cultivating new skills which connect the body, mind and spirit. This connection is imperative for a well balanced life especially in the chaos of the world we live in. I have found this through the professional instructorship of Master Duncan the very first time I joined his TAI CHI class. He is calm, patient and passionate with his students and that is rare. Try his classes yourself and I'm confident you will be honored to be his student.

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Protect Your Heart with Martial Arts

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and February is all about the heart. Every year, the

American Heart Association celebrates Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease

and heart health.

 

What you may not know is that martial arts are great for the heart. In fact, the cardiac

benefits of martial arts give a whole new meaning to the idea of cardiovascular fitness.

With that in mind, here are some ways that taking martial arts classes can protect and

strengthen your heart.

 

Martial Arts Raise the Heart Rate

The first way that martial arts can help the heart is by raising your heart rate when you work

out. The heart is a muscle and it needs to be worked. When you take a martial arts class, your

heart rate is elevated.

 

The benefit of raising the heart rate is that it oxygenates the blood, and helps promote

calorie burning even after you’re done working out. People of all ages need to keep their

hearts pumping, and martial arts is a great way to do it.

 

Martial Arts Lower Blood Pressure

Did you know that a high-intensity martial arts workout can help lower your blood pressure?

It’s true. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading contributor to heart disease.

When you work out, your heart becomes stronger – and that means that it can pump blood

more efficiently than it can without exercise. The less effort your heart has to expend on

pumping blood, the lower your blood pressure is.

 

Martial Arts Lower Cholesterol

LDL cholesterol – the so-called “bad” cholesterol” – is a contributing factor in heart disease.

Regular participation in martial arts helps you lose weight and that decreases the amount of

LDL cholesterol in your blood.

 

There’s evidence that working out also shrinks the proteins that carry cholesterol through the

bloodstream, making them less dangerous to the heart.

On a related note, regular vigorous exercise – such as the kind you get in a martial arts

workout – helps to increase HDL or “good” cholesterol.

 

Martial Arts Reduces Stress

One thing that separates martial arts from many other forms of exercise is that it requires

mental stillness combined with physical exertion.

Mental stillness contributes to mindfulness, a practice that can significantly decrease stress

and anxiety in both children and adults.

 

Considering that there is a direct link between stress and heart health (stress contributes to

high blood pressure and related issues), the fact that participating in martial arts can reduce

stress is a huge benefit for the heart.

 

Conclusion

In addition to the benefits already mentioned, martial arts training also helps to improve

discipline, build muscle coordination, and increase self-confidence.

This month, why not give your heart a boost by adding martial arts to your workout routine?