Girls in wrestling

How Combative Sports Build Body Positivity

Involvement in combative sports completely changes the relationship that you have with your body.

Through training, the growing knowledge of what your body can accomplish transforms how you view your body into something positive. You become very in touch with your body, what it needs to perform at its best, what it can do, and what it will be able to do in the future as you get stronger. You fall in love with challenging yourself physically and strive to see those challenges not only met but surpassed.

There is such a healthy environment surrounding combative sports which just radiates with body positivity. Strong role models who love their bodies, who have worked hard and appreciate the strength, agility, flexibility, endurance, etc. that their body has developed. The opportunity to see yourself develop physically gives you something to be proud of, as your body is able to do more and more things that once seemed impossible for you.

As an athlete who has worked so hard to get to the point of health at which you are at then pushes you to healthier life choices. You have worked so hard to get to where you are and you want take care of yourself and your body.

Combative sports cultivate healthy relationships between people and their bodies.






Belaglazov Brother's Wrestling Camp 2018

This year we at Beat the Streets Toronto were lucky enough to have a summer camp hosted by both Anatoly and Sergei Beloglazov! I can’t say enough great things about the Beloglazovs, if you haven’t been to a Beloglazov Wrestling Camp then you’re missing out! They are very professional and as they were as wrestlers, they are perfectionists as clinicians. 

At our camp they worked tirelessly with kids of all levels, giving their attention to 6 year olds as well as 18 year olds. They were very patient and moderated the camp to the skill level of the campers. 

Thank you so much for a great experience Gentlemen! 

Sports: Developing your Kids into Good Human Beings

As a parent, I’m sure you want your kid to grow up to become a good person, who is successful and happy. Research shows that kids who are a part of sports do better in school than kids who are not. Involvement in sports also increases the likelihood of secondary and post-secondary graduation.

The valuable skills learnt by kids in the participation of sports are transferable into the business world as well as the academic realm. To be a part of a sport is to be a part of a team and you learn how to work with others to achieve your goals through hard work and grit. The ability to do such things will assist your child tremendously in their career.  

BTST students are still full of smiles and energy after a challenging 2 hour workout on the beach!

BTST students are still full of smiles and energy after a challenging 2 hour workout on the beach!

Especially when they are older this healthy lifestyle will benefit their stress levels as well as improve their overall mood with their body’s release of dopamine through exercise. Kids involved in sports are happier and healthier, they are also more likely to continue to live active lifestyles later in life.

RESOURCES & FURTHER READING

http://www.usmc-mccs.org/articles/5-reasons-why-your-child-should-be-playing-sports/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/smart-moves/201408/do-sports-and-other-physical-activities-build-self-esteem

https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/related-illnesses/other-related-conditions/stress/physical-activity-reduces-st





A Step in the Right Direction: BTST Supports Girls Wrestling

New Jersey Adds Girls Wrestling to High School Sports

Women’s Wrestling is definitely on the rise across North America and Beat the Streets Toronto definitely supports the growth of Women’s Wrestling! This is a huge step in the right direction for our friends to the south. Canada Wrestling has long supported the sport and we are proud of the fact that we have girls high school wrestling in all of our provinces!

Way to go Jersey, we look forward to the great many competitions you’ll be hosting in the future as a result of this development!

Neal Ewers,
Beat the Streets Toronto