Arrow Martial Arts and Fitness

Turning dreams into visions

Posted: August 30, 2019

At Flourtown ATA Martial Arts we are currently discussing Belief as our life skill.  I wanted to take a second to talk about two of the "pillars" of belief, Dreams and Vision.  Let's start with dreams, a cherished ambition or ideal, for our children something they really want to be or do.  Dreams are important because they are what gives us cause and reason to believe.  The dream of playing in the MLB, NBA, NFL or MLS is what motivates our youth to go out and practice that

The Origins of the Bow

Posted: August 30, 2019

In the martial arts, it is common to see students, instructors, or friends bowing to each other before and after class. The bow is similar to western handshake. The reason for the traditional bow was a way of demonstrating respect toward the other person. For example, during sparring practitioner would bow to his or her partner meaning that “I respect you, but I’m going to do my best to kick and punch you to beat you. I am doing this to further progress my Taekwondo skills an

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