Martial Arts is not only is it a great activity that keeps participants physically active, but it instils a sense of achievement and ethic as you work your way up to achieving your goals. Even if you have no previous experience, it is still a great activity to pick up as an adult.
Our 1 hour Martial Arts Personal Training sessions normally takes place early mornings or later in the evenings and consists of: warm-up for joints, muscular & cardio, stretching, technique & drill practice (pad workout with fitness / sparring/ / high level technique practice), cool down & stretch.
9 reasons why martial arts are great for fitness / personal training:
Martial Arts provide a high-aerobic workout that uses every muscle group in the body improving stamina, muscle tone, flexibility, balance and strength.
Due to the full body nature of the workouts, loads of calories are burned during every class. However, you might also find that your natural ‘eating signals’ become better regulated and food cravings disappear, helping you to eat less.
Goal setting, positive encouragement and respect for values are part of all Martial Arts programs and the greatest benefit usually reported students is greater self-confidence. You become more comfortable in all situations, whether you’re in danger or simply doing a task that takes you beyond your comfort zone and you’ll discover you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
Research has found that the only real way to improve the status of the cardiovascular system is by participating in activities that stress the heart and the high-aerobic workouts used in martial arts certainly does that.
Research has found that Martial Arts not only improve your reflexes whilst taking part, but can also lead to faster reflexes in daily life which will benefit you in activities such as driving.
A true martial artist learns to sit with himself and see where his weaknesses are – Bruce Lee.
As a martial artist, your will learn what it is to be still, challenged and focused.
Martial Arts wisdom has it that after consistent practice, one becomes less impulsive and aggressive towards others. The Shaolin moral code for example comprises 12 ethics, 10 forbidden acts and 10 obligations. Patience, insight and calmness are considered pre-requisites of good Kung Fu. This reminds students of the right attitude, frame of mind and virtues to strive for inside and outside the studio.
By participating in Martial Arts, you can greatly improve the amount of muscle mass you have in your body. The higher your muscle mass, the higher your metabolic demands will be, and subsequently the more calories you will burn each day, thereby helping prevent obesity and promote weight loss. High levels of muscle mass also lead to increased agility, thereby preventing falls as you age.
Researchers have found that participating in a regular exercise routine is one of the best ways to improve your mood. Performing Martial Arts is not only a good way to relieve stress and frustration, but may actually help to make you happier. The endorphins released by physical activity appear to be active in your body for as many as four hours after exercise.