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The Power of Martial Arts

(6) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 12:50 PM

Angel's mugging changed my life, and in a way it saved my life. We were best friends as freshmen in high school in a tough neighborhood in the Bronx. As Catholic school students we rode the city bus together to and from school wearing jackets and ties. As usual, on...

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How to Keep Your Achilles Tendon in Good Health

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2011 | 4:26 PM

When Alex Trebek, host of the TV game show "Jeopardy," raced down a hall pursuing a thief who had stolen his mother's bracelet and other items from his hotel room, his Achilles tendon snapped. He fell to the floor in extreme pain and hobbled onto the set of the show...

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How Stretching Can Improve Flexibility And Health

(5) Comments | Posted July 23, 2011 | 3:15 AM

How flexible are you? If you're unsure, just try leaning over and touching your toes. As a physican and martial arts practitioner, I see the good and bad effects of stretching. There are many good reasons to stretch, especially for those who want to age gracefully, because improving physical condition...

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An Ancient Technique To Shape Your Body And Mind

(20) Comments | Posted July 7, 2011 | 8:05 AM

Whether you're thinking of getting involved in martial arts or have already begun, you can improve your health and pave the way to preventing future medical problems, all while having fun learning non-violent self-defense. The martial arts all have different traditions, philosophies and styles. Since they are often based on...

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