Empower Martial Arts News
Tuesday, March 5th – Bad Weather!
- We WILL have the morning Pilates class from 8:45 to 9:45 am – please drive careful!
- A decision about evening activities at Empower will be made no later than 2 pm this afternoon! You know if I cancel class now, the snow will stop falling and the sun will come out (maybe I should cancel)!
Easter Weekend Schedule – Empower will be closed for Easter weekend from Friday, 3/29 through Sunday, 3/31 – no classes!
I have to admit that this was a subject that I never thought I would be interested in learning more about than just the basics. If anyone ever asked me questions about nutrition, it was easier to just refer him or her to a nutrition professional for answers. This attitude had been with me for many years…..until I took my last two courses for my BS degree this past Spring. One of those courses was “Practical Application of Sports Nutrition” – I was not looking forward to a long 8 weeks of learning about this specific subject area. Well, this book changed my attitude completely! So much so, that before the class was over, I had already purchased another textbook that covered advanced information about sports nutrition. I am literally “eating up” the knowledge and information (no pun intended!)!
The purpose of the following series of articles is actually two-fold:
- I want to provide anyone who reads my articles with the same information and knowledge I now have in the hopes that it will help them lead and healthier and happier life – because I now know, to an even greater degree than ever before, how important our nutrition is to our health, as well as to our daily function.
- Help me learn and retain the knowledge – If I have to write about this stuff, I will remember it better. Yeah, I know – selfish of me!
Now, remember, I am not a nutrition professional. I would still need to refer people to such a person for most situations. But, I am able to provide general facts about nutrition that apply to health and function for everyone.
Ever heard the phrase, “You are what you eat”? Well, believe it – it IS true!!!
Hopefully, the following articles will help you understand the importance of proper nutrition and convince you to do what it takes to make the necessary (unless you are already on the right path) changes, additions or deletions to your current diet. What you eat can either provide energy or drive you down. It can either help your body be healthy and look good or take your health away. Food can either help you feel good (physically, emotionally and mentally) or it can make you feel bad, sometimes very bad. You have a choice!
Remember – One Body, One Life, One Choice!
Here are a few really good (and short) articles about water and the important role it plays in health and fitness! Take a few minutes to read these articles and begin to apply this useful info! (11/24/2012)
Water Article #1 – click here!
Water Article #2 – click here!
Water Article #3 (Health effects from dehydration) – click here!
What are Minerals? 9/2/2012
What are Vitamins? 8/15/2012
What are Fats? 8/4/2012
What Are Proteins? 7/16/2012
What are Carbohydrates? 7/8/2012
What Are The Basic Nutrients 6/28/2012
FitStrike & General Fitness
FitStrike – Kickboxing/MMA Fitness
This article series is intended to help those of you who participate in our FitStrike program. I hope to educate you, to “empower” you to take your fitness program to heights you never dreamed of, to take control of your fitness “life” by understanding the scientific (biological and chemical) principles and concepts behind physical training and to enhance your skills and coordination in ways that no other program could possibly do. Each article post will briefly cover a new topic – some topics will flow from posts to post; others will not. But, no matter how the article information flows, it will always add to your knowledge and skills in a way that you will become “Empowered!”
FitStrike – You Get Out What You Put In! 5/25/2012
Resistance Training for Fitness
Resistance Training – Part 1 of 4 – click here!
Resistance Training – Part 2 of 4 – click here!
Resistance Training – Part 3 of 4 – click here!
Resistance Training – Part 4 of 4 – click here!
Martial Arts – Kajukenbo/Kajukenpo Karate
This is a series of brief articles intended to educate the reader about martial arts training – based on the Empower philosophies and perspectives! Please check out each article and enjoy!
Martial Arts Training – Why? 8/4/2012
Top 10 Reasons Kids Should Take Karate 5/25/2012
Self Defense / Personal Safety Training
Personal Safety Tips – At Home (Part 8) 4/28/2013
Personal Safety Tips – At Home (Part 7) 4/21/2013
Personal Safety Tips – At Home (Part 6) 3/17/2013
Personal Safety Tips – At Home (Part 5) 3/10/2013
Personal Safety Tips – At Home (Part 4) 3/3/2013
Personal Safety Tips – At Home (Part 3) 2/24/2013
Personal Safety Tips – At Home (Part 2) 2/17/2013
Personal Safety Tips – At Home (Part 1) 2/10/2013
Personal Safety Tips – Walking 2/3/2013
Personal Safety Tips for 1/30/2013
Evasion Movement Performance Hints – Chicago Examiner Article for 1/6/2013
A new personal safety article (Evasion Movements) can be found here! (12/23/2012)
General Body Positioning for Self Defense Summary article can be found here! (12/3/2012)
Here is part 2 about the Stages of Conflict – it also covers how to determine your proper defensive stance (foot position)! Click here! (11/24/2012)
Check out this personal safety information about the Stages of Conflict! Click here! (11/19/2012)
Here is a new self defense article! Click here! (11/10/2012)
The latest self defense article can be found by clicking here – check it out! (10/28/12)
Physical Awareness & Personal Safety #2 (9/2/2012)
Physical Awareness & Personal Safety #1 (8/26/2012)
Environmental Awareness & Personal Safety #1 (8/4/2012)
Emotional Awareness & Personal Safety #2 (7/16/2012)
Emotional Awareness & Personal Safety #1 (7/5/2012)
Mental Awareness (6/27/2012)