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Secrets to Inspire Kids & Keep them Motivated & Engaged

As a parent and kids martial arts instructor, I meet parents all the time who tell me that their kids jump from one activity to another and quickly lose interest and move on. It’s really awesome that parents are able to provide kids with a variety of learning experiences, but at Kensho we find that for kids to really […]

Kids Should Train with Weapons?

Sounds crazy, right? You might be surprised to find that there are a lot of great reasons for kids to do weapon training as is done in Kali and Filipino Martial Arts. The idea of Kensho’s adult and kids mixed martial arts system is for students to become complete martial artists capable of defending themselves in […]

5 Ways to Kickstart your motivation and keep it going all year long!

The New Year is not the only time we can make improvements. Personal growth is an ongoing, lifelong process. Here are 5 ways to kickstart your motivation and keep it going all year long! Show up! Plan an exercise routine and stick to it. Do something you find fun and interesting to keep you coming […]

Best Martial Art for Self-Defense?

The thing about self-defense is that you never know what you’re going to need. Attacks and situations vary tremendously, so there is no way that you can know in advance what technique will serve you best. So, What is the Best Martial Art for Self Defense? I’m Roger Luri, Head Instructor at Kensho Martial Arts in […]

Habits – Define Who We Are!

As we begin to learn martial arts, we begin to be more aware of our habits. In Kensho’s adult martial arts program we learn to develop positive habits that help achieve our goals. Our habits truly define our lives and who we are! Suppose for example; I have a habit of going out into the world every day and treating […]

7 Crucial Success Secrets – For Teens & Tweens

 You’re about to discover the 7 crucial lessons that Kensho’s Kids & Teen Martial Arts program stresses in order to help teens and tweens learn to be successful on their own terms.  This philosophy comes down to this: You can create any life you want, no matter how difficult it may seem, but only by understanding […]

Why FOCUS is Key for Kids and 6 Proven Ways to Build it!

Does your child seem distracted? Or unable to focus? You are NOT alone! This is a source of frustration for many parents. In our Kids Martial Arts Program, we have developed methods to help kids build focus. In this guide, we share some simple techniques that you can use right now to help your child improve his/her focus. […]

Fitness Kickboxing vs Kickboxing Class

What’s the difference between a fitness kickboxing class and a kickboxing class? When we look at fitness magazines these days, we see a lot of images of people doing kickboxing movements and fitness kickboxing related exercises. Kicking and punching is tons of fun and can provide an incredible workout at the same time. That’s why people […]

Forward Triangle Footwork in Filipino Martial Arts

Triangle footwork is common in Filipino Boxing /Martial Arts and also in many other styles. The video above demonstrates our forward triangle as often used in Filipino Boxing. The forward triangle can be used for counter-punching as in boxing, for trapping entries as in Jun Fan/JKD or Silat, or in the context of a weapon […]

Kickboxing Workouts – Where do I Start?

So you see all the fitness magazines full of articles with pics of fitness models having big fun doing kickboxing workouts, but where do you start? Videos and pics of people punching and kicking often make kickboxing workouts look so easy, but you try it and suddenly you feel like a dork. Turns out that much like salsa […]