Adults Martial Arts for your Health
The sport of individuals participating in adult martial arts and mixed martial arts has exploded in popularity over the past years. Movies like Karate Kid, the Bourne series, and the increase in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pay-per-view exposure have made the public more aware of this sport I love. Most people would not think or identify adult martial arts as having health benefits. Recent studies have shown both the short-term and long-term benefits of participating in karate.
People who regularly train in karate classes for adults experience high-intensity, total body cardiovascular workouts. Healthcare and mental health professionals have recognized the physical and mental health benefits and improved fitness of this sport.
Individuals who participate universally have lower rates of obesity and related chronic illnesses. The US Government recommends a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
However, a study in England found that just seven minutes of high-intensity exercise daily provides the same benefits. Karate participants train in short, high-intensity bursts, similar to what the British study recommended.
However, a study in England found that just seven minutes of high-intensity exercise daily provides the same benefits. Karate participants train in short, high-intensity bursts, similar to what the British study recommended. Karate is an unconventional way of getting into the best shape of your life while developing real-life self-defense skills in a martial arts academy in San Diego, California.
I have participated in martial arts my entire adult life and I know many adults may have concerns about injuries ( and I understand we all need to get up the next morning and go to work). Injuries are rare in our martial arts training academy environment; I stress safety in training and there are even more restrictions while sparring to keep you safe.
You will find in the most traditional combative sports like kickboxing, boxing, and mixed martial arts (MMA), which allow hard blows to the head and body, that this is where you will find more injuries. In traditional martial arts, the participants will target the whole body but with controlled strikes. However, for those who want more real-life scenarios (law-enforcement and, military), the instructor will accommodate.
So do some research on the martial arts styles that will fit your needs and enroll. You will thank yourself for the best decision you have made. If you are located in San Diego or El Cajon, California, stop by our martial arts academy and get a first-hand view of how we train and the great workout you will receive.