Self discipline, an essential component of martial arts training at The Edge, has been shown to better predict academic performance then IQ.

Production of BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) a protein which has been called “Miracle-Gro for the brain” is stimulated by exercise, and martial arts is a vigorous workout.

Martial arts have been shown to improve working memory. Working memory allows the brain to remember information short term and then pass it onto long term memory, which is vital for academic success.