1. How Taekwondo Helps Prevent Screen Addiction

    We’re almost two full decades into the 21st century, and today’s parents are dealing with unique challenges that are unprecedented in all other eras of history. Specifically, today’s rising generations have access to screens at every turn — young children are growing up in an era where the i…Read More

  2. Lifelong Lessons Kids Gain From Martial Arts

    We’re going to be honest — while we advocate all day the various benefits of little children enrolling in martial arts, the truth is that a large percentage of them don’t stick with it long-term. This is due to many different reasons depending on the child. Maybe they grow out of it. Maybe it …Read More

  3. Why a Thrive Trial Membership is a Great Christmas Present

    It’s Christmas time, and if you haven’t already finished your shopping, it’s time to make some decisions. With this being said, have you considered gifting an experience to your children or loved ones, rather than a physical gift? Studies are starting to show that experiences are valued more t…Read More

  4. Taekwondo Moves 101 – Kicks

    Welcome to our blog series about basic taekwondo moves! While martial arts are a neverending journey of improvement and progression where you’re always learning new techniques and advanced forms, there are also certain fundamental moves that make up the bread and butter of any fighting style. Taek…Read More

  5. Why Black Belt is Only the Beginning

    You’d be hard pressed to find anybody who doesn’t understand what a black belt is. Even for those who have never touched martial arts in their life, it is well-known that a black belt is a symbol of mastery in the ways of self-defense. Black belts are common across several forms of martial arts,…Read More

  6. Different Martial Arts Compared: Part 2

    Welcome to the second part of our blog series about different martial arts styles! In our last post, we broke down Taekwondo, Jiu-Jitsu, and Krav Maga to examine the various differences that set these martial arts apart. In this blog post, we will continue our analysis with some more popular martial…Read More

  7. Different Martial Arts Disciplines, Compared: Part 1

    At Thrive Martial Arts, we are a Taekwondo studio, which to many Americans, is considered interchangeable with karate. The differences between karate and taekwondo is a question that we often get here at our dojo, but if you’re in Colorado around the Fort Collins or Windsor area in which we operat…Read More

  8. Famous People Who Practice Taekwondo

    At Thrive Martial Arts, although we are labeled as a karate dojo, we practice taekwondo, which is technically different from karate depending on who you ask. Working with the American Taekwondo Association, we have taught this discipline of martial arts to countless students in the Fort Collins and …Read More

  9. 3 Common Misconceptions About Taekwondo

    While karate and/or taekwondo are excellent for both children and adults to learn, there’s a world of confusion around these martial arts disciplines. Many people aren’t aware of the differences between karate, taekwondo, and other martial arts forms, and oftentimes, what they do know is riddled…Read More

  10. How Karate and Taekwondo Work Out Your Body

    There are many benefits to martial arts, whether it’s for self-defense, self-discipline, or improving your learning and retention skills. However, one aspect of karate and taekwondo that is commonly brushed over is the sheer physical aspect of it. Did you know that karate and taekwondo are great w…Read More