By Julian Teekaram, First Edition Anchor/Producer - bio | email
Hancock County -
It might be good for you to heed Mr. Miyagi's advice and "wax on, wax off. " According to professors at the University of Findlay, people who practice martial arts have a higher emotional intelligence IQ than the general population.
Professor Chris Moser conducted the study and holds a second degree black belt in tae kwon do. He measured the emotional intelligence of 77 adults with first degree black belts or higher and the results were shocking.
The tests revealed martial artists scored high in areas like self control and conflict management. Professor of Communication Cheri Hampton-Farmer also helped conduct the study and says those are the attributes that make people successful when they go out into the workforce.