How To Get in Shape with Martial Arts Training by KJN Ronald Stone
There are many advantages to learning martial arts. Losing weight and getting in shape are great side benefits that all students experience. So, let’s be honest, unless you really enjoy weightlifting, running, or biking, the gym can be a very boring place. Plus, you are paying just to workout but learning nothing else!
In our Hapkido Martial arts classes at America Dragon Martial Arts adults can burn up to 900 calories an hour! That’s an intense workout that not only sculpts your body, but you learn real world self-defense at the same time.
Hapkido, as well as other Martial arts, is a fun, educational fitness program that makes getting into the best shape of your life an enjoyable and entertaining activity. Most adults find that they look forward to attending classes, plus meet new friends and training partners that will encourage you and help you through your workouts.
Some fitness benefits to learning martial arts are:
Reduce Excess Weight
Many of our students have lost 10, 20, even 40 pounds (like I did) training martial arts. They did this without going to the gym and according to them “without trying”. They just showed up to class and the weight came off!
Increase Lean Muscle Mass
Martial arts training teaches you to use your whole body as one unit. You will work all your muscle groups and develop your body into a lean, mean, martial arts fighting machine!
There are COUNTLESS studies that show that the more exercise you do, the better you will sleep. Forget the gym, come join us at martial arts class for a workout that has kick!
Kick stress and relieve stress. I don’t know about you, but hitting pads, bags, targets with punches, knees, elbows, and kicks leaves me pretty stress free. Take out all your stress on the bags and go home smiling.
Make New Friends
This may not be “physical”, but it is one of the best benefits of training at martial arts class. People there are friendly, inviting, and want to help you succeed. They become your training partners and good friends.
About the author: R.W. Stone is a veterinarian in Florida. He is an avid horseman, martial artist, best-selling western author, and a firearms enthusiast. Currently Stone is ranked a sixth dan in Haemukwan Hapkido, a fourth dan in Daehan Yudo and a second dan in Kukki TaeKwondo. He is the Master Instructor at the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies in Ocoee, Florida. Read his daily thoughts on Martial Arts at www.facebook.com/groups/koreanmartialarts For more information visit www.kmaia.org