Chinese Kung Fu

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Chinese Kung Fu
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After receiving his medical education in Armenia and completing his residency in Irvine, California, Dr. Aramais Paronyan opened the Good Health Medical Center in Hollywood, which primarily served the surrounding immigrant community. In addition to professional endeavors, Aramais Paronyan, MD, practices martial arts.

Chinese Kung Fu is just one of many styles of martial arts steeped in years of tradition. A centuries old practice, Kung Fu includes 300 fighting styles that originated as a means of self-defense and have their origin in the Shang and Zhou Dynasties (1046 BC-221 BC).

Within the myriad of Kung Fu styles, elements of boxing, weapon skills, bare hand fighting, and kicking are incorporated into this martial art. Three of the more commonly recognized styles of Kung Fu are Shaolin, Tai Chi, and Qigong. The Shaolin style involves short, quick attack-type moves, while Tai Chi is slower and more elegant in movement. Qigong is both a fighting style and a form of exercise that focuses on the mind-body connection.

The Many Benefits of Skydiving

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Skydiving
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Aramais Paronyan, MD, studied medicine at Yerevan State Medical Institute and treated patients for many years in Los Angeles. Dr. Aramais Paronyan has a diverse set of hobbies, including fishing, yachting, and skydiving.

Skydiving is a demanding physical activity that involves throwing oneself from a moving aircraft and falling for thousands of feet at around 120 miles per hour before parachuting to the ground. Though a high-risk activity, it comes with numerous benefits.

Manipulating the parachute involves several muscles in the upper arm, while perfecting the landing requires that the muscles at the lower extremities be toned. Carrying skydiving equipment may also be an exercise in itself given its considerable weight.

Skydiving also has psychological benefits. Because of the extreme nature of the activity, skydivers are required to focus on the situation at hand, which helps them to set aside distractions and the concerns of everyday life. Skydiving also boosts confidence, as it is an activity that not many individuals can push themselves to do.

One of the Finest Seasons in Tennis History

Dr. Aramais Paronyan, a family medicine doctor based in Southern California, has more than 25 years of experience of providing medical services to clients in and around Los Angeles. Beyond his professional and charitable activities, Dr. Aramais Paronyan enjoys playing tennis.

A number of players past and present, as well as tennis pundits and writers, have cited Steffi Graf’s 1988 season as the finest in tennis history. From the perspective of a year-end winning percentage, Graf’s 73-3 record was impressive, though it represented a step back from her 75-2 record in 1987. Both years would go on to be overshadowed by her 86-2 run in 1989. As far as achievements are concerned, however, Graf’s level of play in 1988 has yet to be matched.

In 1988 Graf secured the calendar grand slam, winning the sport’s four major events at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open. Graf set herself apart from the five players who had achieved the calendar slam before her by also taking home a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Seoul. The accomplishment, known informally as the calendar golden slam, has yet to be repeated. In fact, only Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Andre Agassi have managed the feat over an entire career.

Fishing Spots around Los Angeles

A family doctor, Aramais Paronyan, MD serves patients in the Greater Los Angeles area. In his spare time, Dr. Aramais Paronyan pursues outdoor activities, such as fishing.

Los Angeles is in close proximity to numerous fishing sites, including the following.

Manhattan Beach Pier
A state historic landmark in South Bay, the pier spans 928 feet. The location offers year-round fishing for licensed individuals, who can expect to catch sand bass, perch, and Pacific mackerel.

Redondo Beach Sport Fishing
Deep-sea fishers can head to Redondo Beach to join other boat-based anglers aboard the Redondo Special or The New Hustler. Both vessels provide afford passengers the opportunity to net ocean white fish and red snapper.

Dockweiler State Beach
A good place for saltwater fly fishing, the beach has hosted multiple One Surf Fly Classic events, a tournament for anglers. Depending on the bug variety used, fishers can catch croaker and halibut, among other species.

Irvine Lake
Situated in Silverado’s Cleveland National Forest, the lake provides 750 acres of water to fish. An admissions fee is required, but anglers do not need a license to reel in catfish and trout at this family-friendly destination.

Health Benefits of Playing Tennis

Holding an MD from the Yerevan State Medical Institute, Dr. Aramais Paronyan maintains memberships in the Armenian Medical Society and the World Armenian Congress. Dr. Aramais Paronyan supports the construction of churches in Armenia, his home country, and also enjoys other interests, including fishing and playing tennis.

Requiring endurance, quick reactions, and tactical thinking, the game of tennis offers numerous health benefits. In terms of brain development, a player must remain alert at all times and understand how physics and geometry figure in setting up shot patterns. This stimulates the brain, creating new connections, which, according to a study conducted by the University of Illinois, results in a lifetime of continuing development.

Physical benefits also come from playing tennis, such as improved cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength, which is derived from constant movement of the arms, legs, and upper body in a variety of directions at different speeds. Swinging through shots exercises the core, the back, and the forearms, while sprinting toward a ball from one side of the court to the other and from the baseline to the net and back encourages muscle development in the legs. In addition, this kind of activity creates enhanced bone density.