In martial arts, we teach self control as one of the first lessons. We do this in several ways, since people learn with various styles.

Self control means to stop and think through the consequences of your actions, then chose the most positive course of action. Even stopping and seeing the bigger picture for the briefest of moments can lead to many positive gains.

Controlling your body under stress is practiced with body awareness- taught from the moment we line up for class. Mind awareness begins with basic exercises to train your “paying attention” muscle.

The benefits of self control through movement and meditaion are infinate; the good news is that a good teacher can teach these valuable lessons from the first class.

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