PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- David Lader
, noted martial arts enthusiast and fifth degree Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do master, has long understood the positive impact that martial arts can have on an individual. From building character to improving self-esteem, virtually any form of this activity can help individuals of all ages to improve themselves and take on the challenges that life presents.
published by Aspen Times highlights just now much martial arts can do for an individual. Evan Zislis, the author, explains that he was facing an incredibly difficult time in his life when he discovered Cuong Nhu. After suffering from a neck injury he was forced to start a new career and rebuild his life from the ground up. He explains: "Repairing my body, starting a new business, restoring self-confidence, and striking swiftly with control and precision required poise; something I was emotionally, physically, and professionally lacking at the time. After briefly flailing around, desperately trying to regain my composure, I rediscovered a new strategy of being through martial arts. It changed everything."
David Lader suggests that responsible martial arts training may provide students with a forum in which they can develop a wide range of life skills and examine their core values.. Lader comments: "It's always been a pleasure for me to witness the remarkable transformations of dedicated martial arts students. While the learning pace for each person seems to significantly vary, certain students experience and exhibit dramatic and positive changes in how they move through the world, figuratively and literally, in just weeks of showing up for their first class. I'm continually amazed by these changes, and I'm grateful for the invitation to act as a guide as these courageous individuals find their new way. "
In response to the media's portrayal of eastern martial arts over the last forty years, consumer's common misconceptions about the art of fighting and self defense abound... All too frequently, individuals have become overly focused on sport fighting and managing their images.
Traditional martial arts have come from the need to train young warriors to prevail on the battlefield. The sort of character, courage, discipline, and physical strength required for actual combat is rather different than that which is necessary to score points in a ring and play "action hero" in the movies. Authentic training takes time, it is not for show, it is not pretty, it is very uncomfortable, it challenges the spirit, and it is all about what's on the inside.
Zislis explains that, really, martial arts is about far more than combat: "The martial art of self-defense is not as much about physical power on life's proverbial playground, as it is a means of self-preservation in service to others. It is about finding center, balance, breath, and stillness. It is about discovery, surrender, and learning to push personal boundaries of mental and physical endurance. It is about cultivating responsiveness, confidence, and mindfulness in the midst of life's natural tendency toward chaos."
The goal of martial arts is to help individuals to improve themselves in every sense, including physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. To do so, students are encouraged to develop "humility, gratitude, confidence, compassion, dignity, and purpose in service to others," as Zislis writes. The processes of learning martial arts values and conditioning the body to perform the physical activity involved in a martial arts program can help individuals to develop the positive characteristics that are mentioned above.
David Lader encourages individuals who are interested in martial arts to observe at least five classes in session prior to joining a new school. He suggests that serious students avoid looking for any certain style. They should look for the right teacher...
Owner of Linoa, LLC and the Tucson Warrior's Dance School, David Lader
is a real estate development professional who is passionate about martial arts. A fifth degree Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do master, Lader is also a fitness enthusiast who is devoted to enjoying a healthy lifestyle. Exercising, working, and spending time with family are three of Lader's priorities, but he also enjoys reading, music, cooking, exploring new restaurants, watching movies, photography, and traveling.