Balancing games encourage the development of gross motor skills through practice. Gross motor skills include big movements involving the muscles of the arms, legs, torso and feet, according to the Baby Center website. Gross motor activities include actions such as running, jumping or hopping. You can encourage your child’s healthy development by teaching him to…

TRAINING LIKE A boxer is all about intensity—you go hard. “You’re trying to mimic what it’s going to be like in the ring,” says Jason Strout, head coach at NYC’s renowned Church St. Boxing Gym. Aside from technique, that means lots of fast and varied movement, with active rest—you’re almost never not moving in a fight unless, well,…

When you’re dealing with the aches and oftentimes debilitating soreness of lower-back pain, there’s a good chance all you want to do is stay in bed. Yet research published in JAMA found that any kind of exercise—whether it’s core strengthening, aerobic exercise, or stretching—is the best way to ease pain and reduce the risk of another back pain attack. Click Here…

Physical activity can improve your quality of life in a multitude of ways. AHA physical activity recommendation The American Heart Association recommends just 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise three to four times a week. Even brisk walking will do. Here are some reasons why physical activity is proven to improve both mental and physical…

Physically active young people can do better in school and improve their self-expression, self-confidence and social interaction compared with more sedentary children (WHO 2017). Indeed, two studies published in 2017 underscore the value of children getting plenty of exercise. The well-known life-improving benefits of cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness also apply to children’s cognitive health. This…

If you want to lose fat (and not muscle) fast without doing hours of cardio every week, then you want to know more about high-intensity interval training. Most of us learned at a young age that promises of “more for less” are usually a sham. This is particularly true when we’re talking fat loss. All we…

Sterlington Martial Arts Academy is proud to announce that we have affiliated with GFTeam.  GFteam is one of the five largest jiu jitsu associations in the world.  GFTeam is currently ranked in the top five by IBJJF according to team points. ALWAYS EARNED! NEVER GIVEN! Joining GFTeam allows SMAA to continue to focusing on a…

Friday, March 1, 2019, Sterlington Martial Arts Academy will host Mitchell Hall’s Jiu Jitsu Seminar. Mitchell is a close friend of the school.  The seminar is open to all schools and we look forward to having jiu jitsu athletes from numerous schools coming together to learn. Mitch is a black belt with GFTeam of Westide…

We had such a great time at the GFTeam Winter Camp this past weekend. We got to meet so many amazing people and made a lot of new friends. Big Thanks to WestSide MMA in Little Rock for having us as their guests. Looking forward to many more training days with this wonderful group of…

AGF Conway 2018 To begin, four of Sterlington Martial Arts Academy’s youngest competitors competed in the American Grappling Federation Tournament in Conway, Arkansas this past weekend! It was the first jiu jitsu tournament for all four of our young competitors.  Four of Sterlington Martial Arts Academy’s youngest students walked away with six medals. Successful people…

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