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KaSandra Murphy reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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The adult classes are great. No judgement for what level you are. I learn something new every time and is fun!

Jeffrey Mages reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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ve been training here since 2010 and even though a lot has changed it is still one of the best training schools in the valley. Once you start youre apart of the family. Everyone there will help you grow any way they can.

Joie Delores reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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Love This place! Great workout and a good place to let go of your stress!

Victor Young reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
5
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Sifu/Guro Troy is one of the most well rounded and skilled martial arts instructors I know. If you live in Grand Junction this the only place to train.

Kyla Marie Hackett reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
5
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The instructors are really knowledgeable and helpful. I truly feel like it is a family atmosphere and have always felt welcome. The Kids have such a blast in class and kickboxing is full of energy and such a great workout! Love this place! Wouldn't choose anywhere else!

Heather Martin reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
5
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My son has been going to mars for over five years now. He has opened up so much and has so much respect for everyone around him and even himself. I would tell anyone to go here over any other school. The owners love the kids and they work hard to find instructors who feel the same. Great job guys!!!!

Jennifer Balharry reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
5
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The instructors here are just amazing! My son is in martial arts and he LOVES it they make it fun while teaching which is perfect to keep him focused and engaged. Im in kickboxing, just starting my my third week and I can't say enough great things about the instructors. They are fun and patient, they explain what we are working on if it's something I haven't learned yet they have no problem going over it again. It is such a positive, comfortable environment all around. When you come to class it feels like you are with friends and family not just at some gym. My family will be with MARS for many years to come. My husband is even taking kickboxing classes now as well!! Thank you all so much you are fantastic :-)

Bess Gault reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
5
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My son loves this place! He is 12 and we have been going here for almost a year! I've noticed a huge difference in his confidence and respect. Awesome place!! 🥋

Georgia Anne Thielen reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
5
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Easily one of the best schools in the entire state of Colorado. The people that work there are genuine and caring. The curriculum is thorough - and rare. You won't find another school with the same level of knowledge available in one place. I highly recommend them for all ages for anyone that wants to learn about comprehensive self defense, get in shape, or take their training to another level.

Shauna Irene reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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My two oldest sons love your martial arts school, they have both gained self confidence, are more respectful and attentive. They also have become great leaders, modeling the correct behavior more often than not. My oldest has really enjoyed being a part of the leadership/demo team and gets his community service hours for school by helping the younger students. They are both looking forward to the kids fitness kickboxing program starting this summer as well.

Melonie Ham reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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I'm new to this discipline but I'm really enjoying the workout and the learning. I used to feel insecure about my ability to defend myself in such case, but with what I'm learning I feel more empowered. And the instructors are encouraging and don't make me feel any less because I'm out of shape! I feel great when I leave each class. Beating a bag is so therapeutic too!!! I can say that anger management is no longer needed. Ha ha

Tina Ross reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
5
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My son began karate over a year ago. I would have never picked this activity for him. After asking what seemed to be a million times, we registered for the 6 week introductory program and the rest is history! My son is the happiest doing karate than I've seen him in any other sport. He looks up to the instructors and is learning concepts about leadership that expand beyond karate as a discipline. Thank you MARS.

Christina Bowers reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
5
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This place is amazing! My daughter has been in Martial arts for a couple months now and she's so much more confident and expressive! The instructors are top notch! They're always working hard and putting their all into the kids they are teaching while making it fun!

Amy Shippy Gilowski reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
5
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My son has been going here for over a year now and he has gained so much confidence! The instructors are wonderful and really care about the students. They also do school talks and came to the school where I teach and talked to the first graders. The students got to learn how to be safe and some martial arts moves. They loved it so much they still ask me to use the martial arts terms for sitting and standing!

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Stretch: It’s A Must!

What Happens When You Stretch Muscles Properly?

If there’s one universal truth about stretching, it’s that we all should do it. Yet few of us actually do. It’s the part of a workout that most people tend to skip. It can make a difference in how your muscles respond to exercise.Stretching warms your muscles, and warm muscles are more pliant.

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  1. The best time to stretch is after exercise, when your muscles are warm. It’s safer to stretch a warm muscle, and warm muscles are more relaxed and have greater range of motion. However, walking briskly or jogging for five minutes, until you break a light sweat, is a sufficient warm-up for stretching.
  2. Stretching should NOT be uncomfortable. Actually, if stretching is painful, you’re going too far. Instead, move into a stretch, and stop when you feel tension. Breathe deeply while you hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Then relax, and repeat the stretch, trying to move a little bit further into it during the second stretch.
  3. You should hold a stretch for at least 15 seconds. Most experts now agree that holding a stretch for 15 to 30 seconds is sufficient.

Knowing exactly what to stretch and how can be confusing! So here are a few Beginner’s stretches to help out!

  • Overhead stretch (for shoulders, neck, and back)

    Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees and hips relaxed. Interlace your fingers and extend your arms above your head, palms up. Take 10 slow, deep breaths, elongating the stretch on each exhale. Relax, and repeat once more.

  • Torso stretch (for lower back)

    Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees bent. With your hands at the small of your back, angle your pelvis forward while pointing your tailbone backward slightly; feel the stretch in your lower back. Pull your shoulders back. Hold for 10 deep breaths; repeat once more.

  • Cat and cow stretch

    Get down on your hands and knees with your hands directly under your shoulders, your back flat, and your toes pointed behind you. Tighten your abdominal muscles, arch your back, and drop your head down so you’re looking at your stomach. Hold for 10 seconds, breathing deeply. Now lower your back until it’s swayed, simultaneously raising your head. Hold for 10 seconds, and then return to the starting position. Repeat four times.

TRY THEM OUT AT HOME AND GET A FULL BODY STRETCH! Better yet….Come train with us at MARS and get the BEST ROUTINE OF YOUR LIFE! Contact us by calling or emailing us!