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  • Kids Martial Arts  in Olive Branch - Shackelford's MMA Center - Movin' On Up!  Brand New Facility!

    Movin' On Up! Brand New Facility!

    Shackelford's MMA Center has been my home for close to 4 years now. I can still remember the day I came in for my first class... I was SO nervous and anxious. I didn't know what to expect. I wanted to get into "fighting shape" and maybe look to compete, but on the inside I was looking to find confidence and a place to belong. Immediately, my fears were put to rest! JD Shackelford and the rest of the coaches made me feel welcome from the first minute I walked on the mat. Even though I was living 2 hrs away at the time, the quality of instruction and the level of camaraderie was enough to keep me coming back day in and day out! You could say I fell in love with the energy and atmosphere ....

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  • Why Do We Always Feel The Need To Win?

    If you're anything like me, then sometimes your competitive nature gets the better of you... The desire to win is often held in higher regards than even self-care, especially for a former athlete. I can vividly remember the coaches yelling..."Faster", "Harder", "Stronger". Weakness was not least you better not show it. So whether your sports career ended in middle school or as a professional athlete, I'm sure you can relate. But what does this really do to our well being? According to Lewis Howes and his book 'The Mask Of Masculinity" many former athletes hide their insecurities behind the "athlete mask". The quote used at the beginning of the chapter by ....

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  • The Hardest Thing To Do Is Easier Than You Think...

    The Hardest Thing To Do Is Easier Than You Think... Why is it so easy to say, "I'll do it tomorrow."? It feels so quick and easy to pass it off to tomorrow, but.... Didn't you do that yesterday too? You're probably somebody that often puts your loved ones ahead of you. You would much rather see your children flourish and prosper than to take time for yourself. You make sacrifice after sacrifice for family, friends, and loved ones so they can have what you wish you had, but you're forgetting one critical thing... Your health is everything. I know you're working hard and grinding to make ends meet for them, but... What happens if you don't take that step for yourself? Can you ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Olive Branch!

    Check out our new website for Shackelford's MMA Center!
    We proudly serve the Olive Branch, Southaven, and Byhalia areas! Come see the programs and deals we have to offer. Kids Martial Arts, BJJ, Fitness Kickboxing and SO MUCH MORE! Fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! Don't forget to click here to visit us on our social media pages!! Facebook Google+ ....

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