1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Why You Should Consider Taking Adult Martial Arts Classes

    When it comes to local karate/taekwondo dojos, such as Thrive Martial Arts in the Windsor/Fort Collins areas, it’s easy to make the assumption that they’re just for kids. We wouldn’t blame you for that — the majority of clientele are children, and on our very website you’re browsing right …Read More

  6. Karate vs Taekwondo: What’s the Difference?

    It’s no secret that teaching martial arts to children is beneficial for a variety of reasons. Choosing to enroll a child in a martial arts program (or signing up for an adult class) is an easy choice, but a choice that’s not quite as easy as choosing the right establishment. There are plenty of …Read More

  7. The Benefits of Studying Martial Arts for Self-Defense

    Martial arts is an ancient discipline used to train the mind, body, and spirit to act as one. Practitioners of martial arts are on a continuous quest for harmony and self-discipline through physical discipline. Martial arts is practiced as a form of self-defense to prevent practitioners from living …Read More

  8. Common Martial Arts Disciplines

    Martial art is a broad term that refers to a wide range of systematized combat training disciplines. Generally, all of the disciplines have been designed for a single purpose — to defeat opponents and defend against threats. Since man has been able to ball his hand into a fist, there has been hand…Read More

  9. How Martial Arts Supports Heart Health

    February is national heart health awareness month. While it is the shortest month, cardiac health is by far one of the most important health topics we can discuss. Heart health has been and currently is the leading cause of death in the United States and is, for the most part, preventable. According…Read More

  10. Differences Between Karate and MMA

    When it comes to choosing a type of martial arts to study, some people have no idea what to choose. And, when facilities offer multiple types of martial arts to students, how do you know which one is the best to choose? With all the questions surrounding karate and mixed martial arts, we thought we …Read More