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  • Combined Martial Arts Xmas Party 2019

    The Combined Martial Arts Academy Christmas party
    is just around the corner. Bring your family along for a great day of food and fun!! Held at the GC Botanical Gardens, we hope to see you all there! Bookings essential: Please book by seeing Mr. Shaun at reception or by emailing cmaa.manager@gmail.com.
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  • Fitness Tip: Walk or Run on a Treadmill

    Fitness Tip: Walk or Run on a Treadmill

    Did you know? Walking or running on a treadmill strengthens and tones your calves, butt and quad​ muscles. Using the incline feature on a treadmill will help tone your legs even more. Having well-toned legs is important for martial artists. It provides better balance and strength during your training. So you may want to include walking or running on a treadmill to your routine. ....

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  • Did You Know That Coffee Can Be Good For You?

    Did You Know That Coffee Can Be Good For You?

    Did you know that coffee can be good for you? Coffee is very healthy. It’s high in antioxidants, and studies have linked coffee intake to longevity and a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and numerous other illnesses. ....

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  • How to Prevent Martial Arts Injuries?

    How to Prevent Martial Arts Injuries?

    Conditioning is a key component of injury prevention. The following prevention strategies will also help:
    Always warm-up properly prior to training and especially competition.
    Allow an adequate cool-down period and perform after training/competition stretching.
    Cardiovascular training is important to prevent the muscles from tiring during a game and allowing the breakdown of proper form.
    Strengthening the muscles that support the knee and ankle joints will help prevent some of the common sprains.
    Increasing flexibility in the muscles and joints will reduce the stress on these areas during training.
    Practicing balance, agility and proprioception drills to improve knee and ankle stability. ....

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  • Bullying Fact: 3 in 5 Students Have Experienced Bullying

    Bullying Fact: 3 in 5 Students Have Experienced Bullying

    Did you know? Three in five students have experienced bullying.
    More students have experienced bullying than haven’t, with 59% or 2.3 million students nationally saying they have experienced bullying, with one in five experiencing it weekly (20%). Four in five students recognise the seriousness of the issue of bullying, with 80% saying it’s a problem in their school, and 20% saying it is an extremely or very serious problem. “The prevalence of bullying in Australia is a national crisis. The majority of Australian students have been bullied, and one in five of these are bullied at least weekly. With mental wellbeing one of the top challenges facing young ....

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  • Nutrition Tip of the Week: Eat Plenty of Nuts

    Nutrition Tip of the Week: Eat Plenty of Nuts

    Despite being high in fat, nuts are incredibly nutritious and healthy. They’re loaded with magnesium, vitamin E, fiber, and various other nutrients. Studies demonstrate that nuts can help you lose weight and may help fight type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Additionally, your body doesn’t absorb 10–15% of the calories in nuts. Some evidence also suggests that this food can boost metabolism. In one study, almonds were shown to increase weight loss by 62%, compared with complex carbs. So grab a handful of nuts of your choice after your workout or training to replenish your muscle glycogen immediately. ....

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  • Benefits of Stretching in the Morning

    Benefits of Stretching in the Morning

    Stretching in the morning helps your muscles perform better for the day ahead and during your martial arts training. According to research, “twenty-seven reports published since 1962 indicated that stretching increases trunk flexibility as well as flexibility about the knee, hip, shoulder and ankle joints. Try doing this standing high-leg bent knee hamstring stretch. It is one of the best stretches for martial arts training:
    Stand with one foot raised onto a table.
    Keep your leg bent and lean your chest into your bent knee. Try it and let us know how it goes! ....

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  • Nutrition Tip of the Week: Avoid Sugary Drinks

    Nutrition Tip of the Week: Avoid Sugary Drinks

    Sugary drinks are among the most fattening items you can put into your body. This is because your brain doesn’t measure calories from liquid sugar the same way it does for solid food. Therefore, when you drink soda, you end up eating more total calories. Sugary drinks are strongly associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and many other health problems. Keep in mind that certain fruit juices may be almost as bad as soda in this regard, as they sometimes contain just as much sugar. Their small amounts of antioxidants do not negate the sugar’s harmful effects. So next time you are thirsty, go for water instead. ....

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  • Parents Train for Free for 3 Months

    Parents Train for Free for 3 Months

    Attention Parents: Train for free for 3 months at Combined Martial Arts Academy!
    Many parents have expressed over the years how they would love to train in something like a martial art but can't because they have kids. So we are inviting you to come down and train for free with us from October until the end of December! Want to learn more about this offer? Like us on Facebook and send us a message . You may also email us at cmaa.manager@gmail.com or call us at +61 7 5527 4911. ....

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  •  What to Do When Someone Disclosed to You Their Sexual Assault Experience

    What to Do When Someone Disclosed to You Their Sexual Assault Experience

    It is not easy to know how you respond to a friend or someone who has told you about their sexual violence experience, you may not know how to respond or you may be speechless. There is actually no right reaction to hearing someone's sexual assault story. Remember, your goal should always be a support to the victim, however, you need to be careful as well in not forcing them into doing what you think would be right or best for them to do. The most important thing you can do is listen, and try to understand the support that the victim needs. Here are other practical things you can do to help:
    -Avoid judgment -Never assume that the violence is not serious -Research on which kind of ....

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