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Positivity Protects the Heart


positivityObviously anyone can determine the direct relationship between an anxious attitude and cardiac health. According to researchers that conducted a study from Harvard, optimism has been found to reduce stress and heart disease, regardless of outside circumstances or statistical infringements. If positivity is a struggle for you, adopt this healthy mental exercise in your day: set a time each day and visualize success at a goal that has been tantalizingly out of reach. There’s no time like the present!

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Blue and Black Belt Gradings!


Dilal01Dilal02groupphoto01Senior grading news! It’s been a fantastic couple of weeks for Senior gradings, with three new TMAP Black Belts (Andy, Jo and Dalal), two new ‘Blue 2′ grades (Heaven & Fatos) and six new Blue Belts (Adam, James Clark, James Chajet, Angeles, Anne and John).

AndyJoe01Huge congratulations to everyone for all of their hard work (at least 7 years of hard taining in the case of the Black Belts!).

Well done guys!

 

 

 

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Reminder for the TMAP Christmas Party on Wednesday 17th December at 8pm. Limited spaces so please speak to reception at the Dojo to book your place. We look forward to seeing you all there! :)

Reminder for the TMAP Christmas Party on Wednesday 17th December at 8pm. Limited spaces so please speak to reception at the Dojo to book your place. We look forward to seeing you all there! :)

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Stoke Newington Dojo is now open!


Our brand spanking new Stoke Newington Dojo has now opened and classes are filling up quickly! Children and adults alike are enjoying their lessons in our brand new Stokey Dojo. (Check out the photos below).

We’ve also had our first kids birthday party which was a big success and private classes are up and running too.

To book a free trial class for you or your child just give us a call on 020 7254 0332.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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Timetable changes and additions for Swiss Cottage Dojo


Please note some Swiss Cottage Dojo timetable changes.

Tuesdays 8pm workout class and Fridays 6.30pm sparring class have switched places. The workout/sparring schedule is now as follows:

Workout classes run Fridays at 6.30pm & Saturdays at 12.15pm
Sparring classes run Tuesdays at 8pm & Sundays at 12.15pm.
(A minimum grade of Yellow 1 is required to attend these classes).

Also, starting in September we will be introducing our new ‘Intensive’ programme allowing unlimited access to our workout and sparring classes. So if you’d like ramp up your fitness, develop your sparring or prepare for that big grading, then the ‘Intensive’ programme could be just what you’re looking for. Details are available from reception.

Finally we have also added some new kids classes. We have an additional 3 to 4′s class on Mondays at 3.15pm and a new 5 to 7′s class on Saturdays at 9am. Both these classes will begin when the new term starts on September 1st.

 

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TMAP and Benthal Schools Summer Fair


On Saturday 21st July, TMAP (The Martial Arts Place) were guests at the Benthal School Summer Fair in Stoke Newington.

It was a great day with lots of kids enjoying Martial Arts taster sessions with the TMAP instructors – Sensei’s William, Michael, Lina and Aaron.

Our Stoke Newington Dojo opens  very soon in early July and we’re looking forward to starting classes and meeting lots of mini martial artists and future Black Belts!

The TMAP Stoke Newington Dojo will be offering kids classes for ages 3 to 4, 5 to 7, 8 to 10 and 11 to 14, as well as adult classes too of course!

To book a trial class for yourself or your child please contact us either through this website or you can email us at:   n16@themartialartsplace.com or you can call us on 02072540332 or 02075861222.

See you soon in Stokey!

The TMAP team.

 












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Children and Martial Arts – the benefits.


The benefits of Martial Arts training and the difference they can make to a childs life are huge. By starting young, children are equipped with invaluable skills that stay with them forever. From increased respect and self-discipline to improved confidence, fitness and listening skills, martial arts such as kickboxing can shape a child’s character and help them take life in their stride.

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The Martial Arts Place holds regular kickboxing classes for children, with a specially structured syllabus that covers first-aid skills, stranger awareness and road safety. Our Junior Kickboxing Programme includes a fun grading system which encourages self-improvement and allows the students’ progress to be monitored carefully.

We run free trial classes for children at both of our full-time professional Dojos in Swiss Cottage and Stoke Newington. You can call or email to book a trial class now.

 

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A Page turner


Congratulations to Michael ‘Venom’ Page who won a first round knock down of Ricky Rainey at Bellator MMA 120 on Saturday 17 May. Michael fought The Martial Arts Place’s very own Sensei Oliver in a light continuous final at the WAKO British Championships back in February 2009. Page says his entertaining style comes from his kickboxing point scoring background. Since competing in Mixed Martial Arts he is undefeated in 6 fights. We look forward to seeing more from him and bringing his impressive style of kickboxing to a bigger audience.

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Sensei Oliver and Michael Page at WAKO 2009

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Stoke Newington N16, Dojo preparation – work in progress!


Things are moving fast with the building work at our new (additional) Dojo in Stoke Newington N16.

We’ve gone from a complete shell, to a space that is rapidly taking shape! Changing rooms and offices are going in and the bare grey walls are being painted to transform the shell into a soon to be bright, welcoming Dojo.

Have a look at the photos below – the first set were from the space just one month ago and the next set shows how it looks this now.

As you can see, work is progressing quickly and a July opening is planned. You can check back here for more details regarding timetables, classes and an exact opening date in the next few weeks as the Dojo nears completion.

Exciting times, enjoy your weekend!

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Contact Details

The Martial Arts Place
88 Avenue Road
Swiss Cottage
London NW3 3HA
020 7586 1222
info@themartialartsplace.com

The Martial Arts Place
35-39 Stoke Newington High Street
London N16 8DR
020 7254 0332
n16@themartialartsplace.com


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