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Albuquerque Martial Arts Studio Gives Students Focus, Drive and Life Skills

By Kelly Church

With more than 500 martial arts students, Blackman Martial Arts Academy is a top martial arts training studio in Albuquerque, NM. Kristine Blackman, Chief Operating Officer and Instructor, says the studio was founded with both a goal and a commitment to giving the structure of martial arts to the community in a quality environment.

Blackman Martial Arts Academy has programs for children, teenagers and adults. In fact, the studio says their children's program works great for hyperactive kids, kids who lack enthusiasm, bullies and the kids who seem unresponsive. They believe that their program helps kids learn how to focus, develop a desire to succeed, listen and respond to instructions, have self-respect and improve their physical fitness.

"Children should sign up for marital arts classes because martial arts has a long history and tradition of developing ones ability to focus more clearly, to be more disciplined in their daily life and to be more in control of their actions and the power to persevere when challenged," Blackman says.

Blackman says that most children gravitate towards taekwondo since it's more action packed. Young martial arts students tend to find it more exciting. It is also the most commonly practiced form of martial arts in the world, Blackman adds.

For teenagers and adults, Blackman Martial Arts Academy says their program is great for men and women of all shapes, sizes and ages who want to improve their physical and mental strength. The workouts are personalized to each person's abilities, allowing each martial arts student to grow at their own pace.

The studio has been voted "Best of the City" for several years. Blackman Marital Arts Academy offers an introductory special for new students at $19.95. Blackman encourages people of all skill levels and ages to try a class and see how martial arts can affect their health, and even become a black belt.

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