This Week at MKG Madison . . . March 5th

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We talk about how martial art training can be good for you mental health.

Here is an article that I thought made some interesting points of  the mental benefits of martial arts.

Train your Brain . . .  5 Mental Health Benefits of Martial Arts

by Martial Tribes

Have you ever wondered why fitness junkies always seem super Zen? Rarely do we encounter people leaving the gym looking stressed. It’s not just a mindset that you adopt in order to keep on working out effectively. Rather, exercise – and physical activity in general – have long been proven to have positive effects on mental stability.

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Image result for sorry for the confusionJust a bit of clarification . . . 

Last week, we laid out the plan for when Mr. Josh will be recovering from surgery; schedule changes, instructor substitution and the like.

We did receive several questions on when these changes were going to begin. I apologize for any confusion.

The schedule changes will begin as of Monday, March 19th

This is about 2 weeks away. This schedule will continue through (at least) Sunday, April 15th. Some of the adjustments may continue after that.

We hope that the schedule adjustments will cause very  little disruption in everyone’s training.

Beginning Monday, March 19th . . .

MKG Littles

  • Saturday 9:30 am (No Change)

MKG Kids –

  • Mondays 5:15 pm class time only (all MKG Kids are welcome)
  • Wednesday 4:15 pm class time only (all MKG Kids are welcome)
  • Saturday 10:00 am class time (As usual)

Instructors will be Mr. James, Ms. Alana, Mr. Cole and Mr. Trey will be back to help out also.

Adult Programs

No changes in classes, dates or times with these 3 exceptions:

  • Jun Fan/JKD will be on Fridays at 6:30 pm (instead of Saturday Morning at 11:15).
  • Saturday Phase 1 Class will be moved to 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
  • ADDING – Skill and Drills Grapping Class on Saturdays from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Weekday morning classes will be discontinued during recovery.

Josh will be thankful for any prayers, well wishes and good vibes for he and his family during the surgery and recovery.

This Week at MKG Madison. . .

  • Stick To It – 10 Counts 

  • Kickboxing Essentials – Thai Boxing – 4 counts 

  • MKG Kids – Muhara Drill: 3 Person Circling & Grappling: Tilts and Turnovers

  • MKG Phase 1 – Double Stick Drills – Knee Reaction Drills

  • Phase 2 – Hubud (Ins and Outs) 

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 16th

Master Mathaim Mbow

At MKG Madison

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Grand Master Chai Sirisute

at MKG HQ in Minneapolis

April 14 – 15th

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Saturday, April 21st

Guro Anthony Sell

at MKG Madison

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May 19th and 20th

Guro Rick Faye at MKG Madison

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If you have any friends that would like to check out MKG Madison stop by the desk for an Invite-Only Card for a 1 Week Free Pass.

This can only be given by a current student to a friend that is serious about beginning their martial arts journey! If they decide to join us and enroll for classes at MKG Madison you get FREE private lessons!

We look forward to seeing you all in classes this week! So get in here and get your reps in!

As always, we will be Training Safe, Training Hard and Having a ton of Fun!

Don’t miss out! See you at the gym!

Josh, Ruth and the MKG Staff

MKG International Martial Arts Madison   608-222-0377