Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact, combat sport involving a variety of martial arts techniques including striking and grappling. Because of MMA's physical intensity and technical skill, this sport provides many physical benefits that can improve your overall fitness. Here are three specific ways MMA can improve your fitness: 1. Improve Endurance MMA involves [...]
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When you choose to train martial arts at an academy, you get structure, guidance, and support. At most academies, you typically will find a few training options. These options include the choice of attending either group classes, private training, or both. There are benefits to group martial arts training that differ from private training sessions. [...]
If you’re feeling bored with your current workout routine, you might be searching for another option. While it’s true that many people get involved in martial arts because they want to learn self-defense, it’s also a great workout. Depending on the style, martial arts can be a high-intensity workout. You’ll learn self-defense, develop discipline and [...]
One of the great things about Jiu-Jitsu is that it is a martial arts style for everyone. Men, women, and kids of all ages can benefit from training Jiu-Jitsu in their martial arts practice. Perhaps you’re interested, but you’re also thinking that you need to already be fit or strong or an elite athlete to [...]
There are many reasons to take up a martial arts practice. Improved health, learning self-defense skills, and competing are usually among the top reasons. So, what effects does martial arts training have on your health? Check out these six health benefits you can expect from a consistent martial arts practice: 1. Full Body Workout Every [...]
No matter if you’re on your way to becoming the next champion of the world or you’re a beginner who wants to learn how to defend yourself, martial arts has a lot to offer. Martial arts can better the mind and body of anyone willing to commit to the practice. You’ll get in better shape [...]
Muay Thai is a combat sport that started in Thailand and is the country’s national sport. It’s known as “the art of eight limbs” as the hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art. Muay Thai practitioners execute strikes using eight points of contact, as opposed to two or four points. [...]
Jiu-Jitsu has many physical and mental benefits. Some of these benefits, like learning self-defense techniques, are more familiar. But Jiu-Jitsu has quite a few lesser-known benefits that aren’t immediately apparent. Here are a few of those lesser-known benefits of Jiu-Jitsu that have a positive impact on your daily life: 1. Body Awareness Improving body awareness [...]
Some of the most effective healthy habits that you can adopt are also the most simple. For example, drinking plenty of water. Staying adequately hydrated throughout the day has a significant impact on your martial arts training and your health. Your body is about two-thirds water. So when your hydration levels drop to the [...]
The physical and mental benefits of martial arts have a lot to offer practitioners. And what you learn through martial arts has the potential to have a positive impact on life beyond the mats. Here are a few ways that you can become your best self through martial arts: 1. Experience continuous improvement. Martial arts [...]