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Kim Rahal reviewed BAEPLEX
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This is more than just a place to learn martial arts, you become part of a family here. This is a place where you learn values, respect and honor. It is a place where you can become your very best and overcome your challenges. To be part of this is very special and it stays with you for a life time.

Stephen Lindsey reviewed BAEPLEX
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I visited for the first time today with my 5 year old son and it looks like a great facility and the instructors were extremely attentive to the students. I am confident that my son has fun and I am sure that he will learn a great deal from their teachings. Thank you!

Tommy Turner reviewed BAEPLEX
5
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Joe Ash is a great teacher, coach and mentor for people of all ages. Baeplex is a place to learn not only martial arts but valuable lessons in life and leadership.

Rachel Bridger-Tomlinson reviewed BAEPLEX
5
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Joined in an all belt class this Saturday. Even though it was my first ever lesson, staff and members went out of their way to include me and help with technique. woke up a little stiff on Sunday, but that's a sign of an awesome work out if you ask me. Would recommend for any beginners in the area.

Robin Couch reviewed BAEPLEX
5
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One of the best things I did for my children was enroll them at Baeplex. Two years later, after watching / sitting at the side, I joined. It bonded us as a family and we made life-long friends. My daughter has returned bringing her husband along for the adventure and he loves it too. Thank you Baeplex for making our community great!

Teejay Tinsley reviewed BAEPLEX
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A former student at baeplex, I learn how to be the best that I could be. With the help of a great instructor Master Ash, I visited the campus just recently after years of being a student, and immediately missed the atmosphere, the positive energy, and the since of community. I couldn't recommend enough on how great this establishment is for the growth of oneself and the community. The lessons learned here are not just for the belts and statues but for life all around. Inspiration, growth, positivity, and so much more that rounds and individual thrives here. Ive had some of the greatest experiences with baeplex.

Sam Rees reviewed BAEPLEX
5
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I started at Baeplex when I was 12 years old. At the time I had no interest in any Martial Arts and the true reason I began is that my 6 year old brother had just started and I decided to watch him in one of his classes. I was instantly hooked! I spent years and countless hours practicing at Baeplex trying to learn and improve my skills and my character. Every belt test that I passed felt like an amazing accomplishment that kept me hungry for more. Through my years at Baeplex I met some of my closest friends. I have been helped through the best and worst times by the instructors, my friends, and my family. I can honestly call Baeplex my second home. Thank you to all the instructors who spent countless hours to help your students and the community. You are the best!

Ben Daughtry reviewed BAEPLEX
5
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My father and I both trained at Baeplex, and not only did we end up being in the best shape of our lives, but we also ended up with a second family. Master Ash is one of the greatest martial artists I have ever known, and I highly recommend the Baeplex experience to everyone!

Jasmine D. Davis reviewed BAEPLEX
5
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I've been a part of Baeplex for many years. Starting with my brother, from beginning to a 2nd degree black belt, and now with my son who has the same aspirations. Master Ash is not only a great instructor but also a great friend. He takes the time to truly get to know his students and learn their strengths and weaknesses to help them achieve their goals. He not only instructs them in TKD but also in life lessons and how to apply the discipline in their practice to their every day lives. Baeplex is truly a one of a kind school!!

Andrew Millard reviewed BAEPLEX
5
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Great place for a birthday party. Master Ash was great with the children!

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Martial Arts For Fitness

Learning martial arts is beneficial for a variety of reasons. Not only do you learn self-defense, but all of that physical activity is certainly a good workout. Plenty of people begin taking martial-arts classes for the physical benefits, and continue after learning how it positively impacts other aspects of their lives. Here are some of the ways that a martial-arts class is good for your physical health:

Working on your core: Many martial-arts styles focus on strikes, which take a lot of power from your core and upper body. Taekwondo is a popular variety that emphasizes these skills, making it a great core workout that can also tone your arms, back and shoulders. Though Taekwondo isn’t a full aerobic workout, it has its place in a fitness and martial-arts routine.

Make martial arts your cardio: When it comes to fitness, cardio is an aspect that you can’t leave out. Luckily, there are plenty of martial arts that’ll really get your heart pumping. A few of these include kickboxing, muay Thai and kung fu. These styles of martial arts focus less on power and more on the movement itself. You’ll likely find that your legs will feel strong after a few practices that consist of jumps and kicks.

Prepare yourself: Just like you wouldn’t begin running on the treadmill without stretching first, you don’t want to start your martial-arts practice without preparing your body. Not only does stretching help your joints and muscles loosen up for the upcoming practice, but making sure you relax those muscles lowers your risk of strains. If you still end up straining a muscle during your practice, take a few days off to rest and ice the injured muscle.