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Martial Arts in Traverse City - Helps Students Step Outside Their Comfort Zone!

"You are your own nemesis." A famous martial arts saying. It is so true. Kids, teens and adults living in Traverse City, just like everywhere, are constantly battling themselves. They are limited generally not by society but often by the limitations they themselves have erected in their own mind. Sometimes these limits are founded in fear, habit, past experiences and even from watching others fail. Martial arts is the perfect vehicle for allowing students to go beyond their comfort zone.

In Traverse City, students from all over Northern Michigan are learning to over come these limitations with martial arts. Martial arts at its core is "warring arts". Simply put, people are learning in classes such as Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Programs to use their body to defend themselves from an attack. But martial arts is more than just physical -- the true achievement is often gained in the mental realm.

For instance at the Seung-ni Martial Arts Academy in Traverse City where I am the Master Instructor, I witness first hand my students becoming empowered in many areas of their training:

  1. "New Students Syndrome" - it takes guts to walk into a group martial arts class and be the new person. You are anxious and concerned that you will not fit it and worried you will easily be recognized as the newbie because your lack of training. At the Seung-ni Traverse City Martial Arts Academy -- new students realize very quickly that is not the case and there is no reason to be anxious. All the other students come up and introduce themselves. Everyone is so willing to help and show you new techniques. The instructors are patient and helpful. You learn that you are not slowing the class down but actually enriching it with your presence and your energy. After that very first day you have learned a huge lesson for the rest of your life that you can call upon whenever you are in that situation again of bein