Do you or your children have outside interests besides their Taekwondo? That is great, and not great! Let me explain. Balance in life is a difficult skill to acquire, especially today with all of the choices and distractions. I have already seen what “over-booking”  does to Moms, Dads and kids. High stress, loss of sleep, […]

What is Qigong? Take the word apart: Qi and Gong. Qi, also called Ki (Korean) or Chi (familiar to the West) is Energy, the animating life force. Gong is Chinese for “work” or “movement”. So Qigong is the movement or making of Qi (chi) to flow. You have probably seen practitioners of Tai Chi in […]

At Salem Martial Arts we offer a variety of summer activities with our Martial Arts Summer Program and the Martial Arts Summer Camp. Our facility has been serving our community with Summer fun and healthy activities for many years in Salem, OR. Jerry Von Phul, the founder of Salem Martial Arts has a unique karate […]

As adults, it is easy to forget how we developed our social skills and how well we got along with others to influence outcomes and build healthy, positive relationships. Developing social skills is actually not very far from developing cognitive skills or physical capabilities. Improving mental and physical strength can be achieved with constant practice, […]