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I have known Mr Lindamood for more than 20 years. He is an expert martial artist with unimpeachable integrity. His classes are motivating and just the right amount of physical challenge for every participant. A clear leader in the Roanoke area.

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I would highly recommend Lindamood’s Martial Arts Center. They have a great staff and are eager to teach and see the importance of every student!!! This is a top notch center!

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The owners are passionate about training and quality. They work hard to perfect their skills to give the highest quality of martial arts training in the area. They are constantly improving their school through broadening of their training. They also have a children's training program focused on dealing with children with attention and sensory issues. They love martial arts and it shows through their passion and commitment. I recommend them very highly.

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I like it that is family friendly. I have seen adults and very little kids taking classes. Looks like lots of fun and a great place to learn!

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Family environment with qualified teachers, I'm Brazilian and when I'm in the region I make a point of visiting lindamood's martial arts... in my opinion the best BJJ

Ambiente familiar com professores qualificados, sou brasileiro e quando estou na região faço questão de visitar Lindamood’s Martial Arts... Na minha opinião o melhor BJJ da região.

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Classes that instill respect, confidence and disciple are 3 of the most amazing benefits of Lindamood’s Martial Arts Center. Aside of learning new skills each week, it is rewarding to see my son participate, execute and advance belts based on what he learns. I highly recommend this martial arts center!

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my son loves this place, and the teacher works very well with the kids.
my son loves it so much he is also doing brazilian jiu jitsu.

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Sebastian loves going here! He is doing so well. He is also listening and behaving better. His teacher said he was the best behaved out all of the boys in his class at school!

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Both of my sons take classes here twice a week and in their words "it's awesome!!" Master Lindamood is more than patient with my 6 year old who is very easily distracted! He and my 14 year old are both having a great time learning their taekwondo movements while getting exercise and learning how to be respectful! It's a win win for everyone!

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My son attends the Lindamood's Martial Arts Center for the past 5 months and thoroughly enjoys his classes. The instructors are very helpful, friendly and great with all students. My son's confidence has grown in this short period and we could not be happier. I recommend this facility to anyone interested in Martial Arts no matter how old or young.

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I’ve only been here since February, really enjoy Adult BJJ and TKD. The people here are welcoming, if are interested in trying either stop by.

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Martial Arts Helps You Control Emotions!

 

It’s time to talk about the emotional benefits of studying martial arts. Let’s face it – kids have a hard time managing their emotions. You’d be hard-pressed to find a parent who hasn’t had to deal with their share of temper tantrums. It’s exhausting.

Here’s the thing: it’s exhausting for kids, too. Toddlers have temper tantrums, but even older kids can struggle with emotional self-control. When you add in all the distractions of modern life – including the devices that kids always seem to be using – it’s easy to understand why they might have a hard time with these things.

Mindfulness is the practice of staying in the present moment. People sometimes associate mindfulness with Eastern religions like Buddhism, but it can be a secular practice, too. And it’s something that martial arts students learn every time they step into a class with us.

I’ve already told you about how martial arts helps kids improve their focus – and focus is essential to the practice of mindfulness. It helps kids learn to maintain their concentration even when there are background noises and distractions.

Mindfulness helps them learn emotional control, too. A mindful person can recognize an emotional response without giving in to it. Kids might not be meditating, but they practice mindfulness in every class.

Over time, children internalize the practice of mindfulness. We rarely mention that word, especially with young kids, and yet the lessons of mindfulness are part of what we do. They see their instructors demonstrate patience and control, and they learn to emulate their behavior.

There’s plenty of research that shows the benefit of mindfulness. It improves mental health, and it makes it easy for kids to control negative emotions. Many adults turn to mindfulness training as a way of managing their stress. When kids learn mindfulness early, it reduces their stress later in life.

Sometimes, the most important lessons we learn are not those we set out to learn. That’s the case with mindfulness in our classes.

Do you want your child to learn about mindfulness? Click here to sign up for a trial membership and get them started learning the habits that will last a lifetime.

Until next time,

Bobby Lindamood

PS: In my next post, I’m going to talk more about how studying martial arts helps kids learn to deal with stress. That’s something we all want for our kids – so keep an eye out for it!