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  • Valentines Day Raffle

    Valentines Day Raffle

    Valentines Day raffle coming up!!
    We are holding a raffle starting FEB 1!! Tickets available from reception! The prize is a dinner for 2 at Ragdoll Dining Burleigh Heads PLUS a bottle of Champagne! We will be drawing the raffle on 13th of February! Who wants to win? $2 per ticket.

    Don't miss it! Get your tickets now! ....

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  • Goal Setting: 5 Tips on How to Effectively Set Your Goals and Achieve Them

    Goal Setting: 5 Tips on How to Effectively Set Your Goals and Achieve Them

    How important is goal setting? “It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Everyone has goals, but most of us drive through life without bothering to write them down. But does writing your goals help? And what might be the best goal setting strategy? Here are some tips on how to increase the odds of achieving your goals. 1. Figure out your goals. 2. Write them down. 3. Make sure each of them is specific. 4. Under each written goal, write a particular three-step plan. This will help you achieve this goal. 5. Always put realistic deadlines in your ....

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  • 4 Ways to Help Develop Your Child's Self-Discipline

    4 Ways to Help Develop Your Child's Self-Discipline

    One of your most important roles as a parent is helping develop self-discipline in your children. Here are four ways on how to build self-discipline in your children so that they will grow as rational and collected adults. 1. Teach your child to respond positively to corrections.
    Children might become irritated and mad when being corrected. You must teach your child to hear corrections without responding negatively. Help him learn how to react acceptably and graciously and how to control his impulses.
    2. Teach your child self-discipline at an early age.
    Starting early will help children learn and recognise self-control and self-discipline. Some of the things you can ....

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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

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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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