Martial Arts BrisbaneWhy karate is awesome for all ages : fitness, strength, flexibility, confidence, self defence + + +
Martial arts classes for adults have a lot to offer if you are wanting to increase your physical stamina and improve overall body conditioning.
Tone your body, maximize body strength, increase self-confidence and learn self defence.
Although each martial arts discipline has its own unique benefits, there are common elements.
- Conditioning for your muscles
- Improved flexibility and agility
- Better body posture
- Stamina that increases with regular martial arts practice
- Mental and emotional health receives a boost
- Reduction in stress
- Improved focus and concentration in all areas of life
Many students quickly find that classes become a big part of their lives and an integral part of their health and well-being.
Here’s a look at some of the martial arts class options.
Traditional Japanese karate
This is a good choice for people new to martial arts training. And it’s a good place to start for a reason. It provides options for a lower level of intensity allowing students to work at their own pace. As you get fitter you can increase your training intensity and frequency building on fitness, confidence and core strength.
One of the reasons that karate is among the best martial arts for adults is that it doesn’t matter if you’re not in tip-top shape when you begin- there’s room for everyone.The class environment is constantly challenging, allowing you to develop your skills.
This martial art can transform fat to muscle while improving your coordination and helping you reach your goals. Kung Fu works out the entire body and helps hone your body with powerful blocks and low stances.However, it requires more discipline than most of the other martial arts. It will give all your muscles a true workout to increase flexibility and both upper and lower body strength.
If you are less worried about all-over fitness and wanting to target particular body areas, then you may want to look at other options. For example, get your legs in the best shape while improving agility and strength with Taekwondo.
To work specifically on the upper body, look to Shotokan karate, a popular Japanese martial art.
On the other hand, if you’re looking to get into incredible shape and really transform your body, one of the best martial arts to consider is Muay Thai. Although there is an intensive level of commitment required, Muay Thai is a great step-up for people who master lower levels of martial arts and are wanting to take it to the next level. This form of martial arts involves drilling combos and sparring that build up your endurance.
If you’re looking for training mainly for self-defence, then Jiu Jitsu might be for you. Jiu Jitsu trains you to use your attacker’s own strength against him, dodge attacks, break free from holds, and take the upper hand when attacked.
This is a more advanced option which is used in some military programs to use in real-life take downs of opponents and includes training on disarming an attacker.
Karate, Taekwondo, Judo, and Kung Fu all have components of self defence, and all offer physical fitness training to improve overall health, help you lose weight, and improve confidence.
All ages, all abilities
I’ve taught, and trained alongside students that are in their 70’s and 80’s… and they love it. Moving around punching, kicking and learning all sorts of stuff that’s out of their comfort zones…and that’s a good thing. It keeps you young.
Being around all ages, all shapes and sizes is a good leveler. None of us are perfect, we all have something we would like to change.
‘…the most important thing is that we strive to better ourselves’*
- sensei Martin
When looking for the best martial arts classes, consider the class location, the type of class and your beginning physical fitness level.
Whether you’re 6 or 60 and wanting to start karate, local classes are available for you to start on your fitness journey.