Mike Castro with student

Self Defense Increases Confidence and Builds Character in Children

Self defense training is very important for many people to learn. Especially kids who may become the targets of bullies. Having the ability to defend themselves allows kids to stay safe in a world of bullying. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is perhaps the most effective form of self defense for kids of all ages. Because the techniques […]

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Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Techniques

Individuals take martial arts training for a multitude of reasons. Some do it simply to get physically fit. Others prefer it as their means of attaining a better connection between mind and body. However, one of the reasons why many women look to martial arts training is to learn self- defense techniques they can use […]

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Growing in Fitness for Self-Defense

Before you can understand how martial arts and combat training can help improve your fitness and health, it is important to understand what “fitness” really is. There are two essential aspects to your personal fitness. The first relates to your physiological well-being. In order for this aspect to be actualized, it is important for individuals […]

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Krav Maga is Modern, Close Quarters Self-Defense

Krav Maga is roughly translated from Hebrew to mean “close quarter fighting.” It is a highly effective martial art that utilizes a combination of strikes, grapples, throws, locks and holds. Krav Maga originated from street fighting techniques of Jewish gangs defending themselves in the tough ghettos of Bratislav in the 1930s. Krav Maga was developed […]

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