February 17, 2020

This is an example, using a move out of Kusanku, of what we term neurological dysfunction.

Many call it a "knockout", but I feel that confuses and "blurs the line". Even though a common reaction to these, even when they result in unconsciousness, the person can and will...

November 8, 2019

With so many things that get in our way or occupy our minds, it comes as no surprise that we’re never truly present in the moment – especially when we get lost in our thoughts, worried about the uncertain future or caught up with things that have happened before. The t...

November 8, 2019

Martial Arts - The Art of Peace


For years, martial arts has gotten a bad reputation because people feel that it encourages violence, especially in children. And yes, it sounds like a paradox that something that teaches “fighting” can actually make people less aggressiv...

November 8, 2019

Realistic Behavioral Expectations

What to Expect from 10 to 14-year old’s

The tween and teen years often feel to parents and teachers like they are back at the “terrible twos” stage. The challenges of working with children at this age can be frustrating. They are very sm...

November 8, 2019

Realistic Behavioral Expectations

What to Expect from 5- and 6-year old’s

Children between the ages of five and six years old are no longer “little kids.” They are in a very important transition in their lives. They have developed skills that make them appear to have...

October 1, 2019

October is National Bullying Prevention Month!!⁠

We here at PSMA take preventing bullying VERY seriously!!!⁠

So serious that we have spent over a decade studying, researching and learning about how to prevent bullying, speaking at school about how they can prevent...

September 19, 2019

This is a link to an article about a study of how martial arts can help those who suffer from this awful condition!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/karate-shows-promise-for-people-with-parkinsons-11568389334?mod=e2tw 

June 13, 2019

Just because you have decided to get in shape or lose weight doesn’t always mean you get the results you want. Fitness actually takes a lot more than exercising and eating healthy foods. We all have  bad habits that led to being out of shape in the first place....

June 11, 2019

How Much Do Martial Arts Classes Cost?

One of the most common questions people ask when calling a martial arts school is:

“HOW MUCH DO MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES COST?”

Any time one is considering a new venture, cost is certainly an important consideration.  But, it is importan...