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    MA has always been an excellent outlet for me. You find friends at class, conversation, excerise and violence.

    Martial Arts should be in every school. It would give kids a much more controlled method of venting themselves. If schools could figure out a way to make money off MAs, MAs would be available starting at kindergraden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Macho
    Well, the Dog Brothers had an article in their website which goes alongs those lines. The article is not about MA as a form of therapy, but it does mention the need to have some positive ways to channel natural agression.
    DAMMIT!! Beat me to it.

    All I can add, I guess, is that you'll find very few depressed Dog Brothers. For the NoHo clan, every Saturday is stress relief!

    Aloha, Poi
    Kuha'o - Kela - Koa

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    Da Komrads... Again you are MadPelvisOwn3d! supporting member
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    Quote Originally Posted by poidog
    DAMMIT!! Beat me to it.

    All I can add, I guess, is that you'll find very few depressed Dog Brothers. For the NoHo clan, every Saturday is stress relief!

    Aloha, Poi
    Especially when Poi kicks you in the face. WHAM! :tellme: :5oh:
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    Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without spilling your Guinness.
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    I relate

    We have a saying at my gym: "Violence solves everything"

    The room in my house with all my bags and training gear in it is my favorite place in the world

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    I could go on for hours about the topic (it's my second research interest after eating disorder prevention).

    Problem - most of the research shows that modern martial arts doesn't have a prosocial effect.

    Problem (in my opinion) - most of the researchers trained in traditional arts and never tried to adapt modern arts to a therapeutic context.

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    There is actually a physiological reason that MA, or any physical activity for that matter, helps relieve stress. During physical activity the body releases endorphins (don't hold me to that name), that relieve pain and stress.

    Beating up your sparring partner acutally makes you healthy!

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    Has anybody here actually suffered from depression and cured it with MA or are you all just thinking "I had a bad day once and MA helped me out. Therefore, people who have serious chemical imbalances in their brains will also be cured with MA."?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poop Loops
    Has anybody here actually suffered from depression and cured it with MA or are you all just thinking "I had a bad day once and MA helped me out. Therefore, people who have serious chemical imbalances in their brains will also be cured with MA."?
    No way dude. At least for me, it's a stress reliever, specially after working an entire day surrounded by morons... I hate my co-workers.
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

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