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Martial arts have a stigma of promoting violence and for causing people to be reckless. This couldn’t be further from the truth. At JKS Karate in West Island, students are taught to be respectful towards others and to do all they can to avoid a violent situation. The secret of these martial arts classes are to promote the mind, body and soul. All while focusing on improving a person’s wellbeing.

Through the routine physical training, students have the ability to tone and train their muscles. This improves physical health and can help to combat obesity. Reflexes in turn improve, as the body is trained to perform precise actions that will help a person to enjoy a long, healthy life. In fact, there is often an improvement in cardiovascular health with continued martial arts classes.

Not all martial arts exercises are the same either. It’s more than just a few wild punches and thrusting weapons around. There are different styles that are used to join the mind, body, and soul. Some of these include karate, kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, and even Street Wise classes.

At JKS Karate, the mind is also empowered. Meditation is a part of the process, so an individual can clear their mind. This allows for more clarity in all areas of their life, while allowing them to make wiser decisions. With a clear mind, there is also less of a risk of dangerous and impulsive decisions that can occur. In fact, those who practice martial arts find they are more focused and have the ability to remain calmer.

There is also a sense of belonging. Those who go through martial arts find that the group bands together and this forms alliances. You go through experiences with each other and there is a degree of trust that is obtained as you work closely with these individuals. This then carries over into the rest of the world as you go out and spend more time together with this group of people.

Children will also find that there are a number of beneficial reasons to consider martial arts. To begin with, they will obtain a sense of self-worth. Through the discipline and structure of these courses, there is a value they place in themselves that boosts their self-esteem and they will hold more value in who they are. Many children also experience an increase in their self-confidence levels.

Through the positive influences found here, they are also less likely to lash out during their teen years. They are taught the value of conflict resolutions, and the importance of being respectful to their elders. At the same time, they have a safe, clean, and healthy environment. This group can help them to avoid the peer pressure that is associated with drugs and alcohol, while allowing them to make the right life choices.

As you can see, there is more to martial arts than simply throwing a punch, and going out an attacking people. This is a process that improves a person’s mind, body, and soul. It is something where they can continue to grow as a person and is something they can stick with through their youth, and continue on into their golden years of life. After all, this isn’t just a sport, it is a new and positive way of life. Join a karate class in West Island today and discover all it can do for you.

This post is sponsored by JKS Karate in the West Island. Post written by Hello Neighbour.

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History of the Chiropractor

We owe the existence of chiropractors to one man, in particular. In 1895 a man by the name of D.D. (Daniel David) Palmer, a magnetic healer, adjusted a man by the name of Harvey Lillard. Mr. Lillard was deaf in one ear and was having some heart issues. According to Palmer, he discovered that Lillard had a "displaced vertebrae" and realigned Mr. Lillard. From that moment, the art and science of chiropractors came into being.


Many people don't understand the benefits of a chiropractor. Chiropractic care isn't just for those that have been hurt or in an accident. Did you know that chiropractors also offer preventative care? Chiropractors can also help a wide range of people. From infants to elderly, time and care are given to ensure that the spine and nervous system are fully functional. Chiropractic care can help align an infant's spine, should there be birthing trauma, and the young and elderly alike can find relief from arthritis.

Spinal manipulation is used to correct a body's alignment and keep your body in physical working order. All manner of health problems can arise from misalignment and nerve pain. A chiropractor's job is to identify and treat these misalignments and find the best course of action and treatment for you. Each and every patient is different and as such each and every patient is thoroughly examined before treatment. You'd be surprised by what kind of ailments a chiropractor can help you with.

As you may be aware, these specialists can help with headaches, back pain, neck injury, and individuals suffering from scoliosis. What you may not be aware of is that they can also help with ear infections, blood pressure, asthma, organ function, and even pregnant women that are there for prevention of pregnancy pain due to their changing bodies. Some chiropractors are even trained to focus solely on some of these areas. Believe it or not, there are prenatal chiropractors. Some chiropractors even go through an entire year of nutrition training.

Chiropractors, also, attempt to keep you from unnecessary surgery. Spinal manipulation and the chiropractic community have fought long and hard for the ability to offer you a safer alternative to, possibly damaging, surgery. Sometimes surgery is necessary, but going to see your local chiropractor first could offer you a solution and remedy for your unwanted pain and suffering. If you suffer from pain and don't feel that surgery is for you, your options are always open.

Fun Facts

So you're rough and you're tough and you don't think that seeing a chiropractor is the "manly" thing to do? Well, here's where you'd be mistaken. Anyone that has played sports or is an avid sports fan knows that every single team in the NFL has, at least, one chiropractor on their staff. They wouldn't go anywhere without them! How loved are these NFL chiropractors? Well, they even have their own trading cards. You have to be pretty awesome for that to happen! It doesn't end there. One chiropractor even created trading cards for children that sports chiropractors dressed as superhero's.

Learn more about Chiropractic in Canada.