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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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  • Exercise Tip of the Week: Take a 5-10 Minutes Warm Up or Cool Down

    Exercise Tip of the Week: Take a 5-10 Minutes Warm Up or Cool Down

    Did you know? Warm ups are very important because they get your muscles ready for any activity you’re performing. On the other hand, cooldowns are crucial as they lower your heart rate and breathing and relax your muscles from your physical activity intensity. Try to do a 5-10 minutes warm-up and cool down during martial arts practice or any workout. It will help you prevent injury, maintain your mobility and flexibility. It just takes 5-10 minutes to gradually raise your heart rate at the beginning of your practice and lower it afterward. Here are some great warm up and cool down exercises to do: Warm up:
    -Neck exercise -Push-ups -Shoulder exercise -Leg stretching -Two-man ....

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  • What is Sexual Assault?

    What is Sexual Assault?

    Sexual assault is a sexual act that is unwanted, and that there is no consent that has been given in which a person is coerced, forced or threatened to do against their will or not able to give consent to the activity. The activity may include the following:


    the use of physical force
    manipulation into agreeing
    threat
    taking advantage of the other person's voluntary intoxication
    the use of coercion
    incapacitation to give consent or causing the other person's intoxication (usually through using alcohol or drugs) Sexual assault is a type of sexual violence that can include non-consensual and unwanted sexual behaviour. This could be perpetrated by a complete ....

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  • Combined Martial Arts Academy Nerang Superhero Party

    Combined Martial Arts Academy Nerang Superhero Party

    Come join us at our Combined Martial Arts Academy Nerang’s Superhero Party!
    Sunday, September 29th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM There will be so much fun and games and you can dress up as your favourite superhero! $10 per person Kindly bring a plate of food to share. See you there! ....

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  • Combined Martial Arts Academy Nerang Karate Camp

    Combined Martial Arts Academy Nerang Karate Camp

    Combined Martial Arts Academy Nerang INVITES YOU to our upcoming Karate Camp! Monday - Friday, September 23rd - September 27th Monday - Friday, September 30th - October 4th 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Stay active these school holidays! Here are some fun activities during the camp: MARTIAL ARTS, TUMBLING, SWORD COMBAT, KATA, GYMNASTICS, PIZZA PARTY, TEN PIN BOWLING Be confident in knowing that your children are safe and having heaps of fun at our Karate Camp during the school holidays! ....

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