Instead, you should head to our martial arts school.
Men’s martial arts could be the fitness solution that you have been
searching for. Discover the benefits of martial arts for men’s health.
1. Improve Your Cardiovascular Health
Perhaps the greatest benefit of men’s martial arts is improved heart health.
Doctors generally recommend between 20 and 30 minutes of cardiovascular
exercise 3 to 5 days per week.
Martial arts will get you up off the couch.
Whether are practicing at home or attending a men’s martial arts class, you can easily hit at least 20-minutes of
This gets your blood pumping and puts stress on your heart, allowing you to increase your heart health. With improved heart health also comes a lower risk of heart disease and stroke.
2. A Full Body Workout for Weight Loss and Fitness
Men’s martial arts can also provide a complete full body workout, helping with weight loss and overall fitness. You get a high-aerobic workout that targets quite a few different muscle groups.
Each martial arts session can help you burn additional calories, while also increasing your endurance. In fact, a typical hour-long session of men’s martial arts can burn about 500 calories.
For those trying to lose weight, this could be all that you need to finally blast the fat in trouble areas, such as your abdominal region.
3. Improve Your Flexibility and Balance
By practicing men’s martial arts, you should be able to begin improving your flexibility and balance. You gain a better sense of balance, becoming more in tune with your body.
The various poses and moves that you will learn provide the advantage of increasing your flexibility, keeping you limber. In a way, this is similar to the benefits provided by yoga. You are extending your arms and legs, stretching, and performing aerobic moves that will help with your flexibility.
4. Increase Your Self Esteem with Men’s Martial Arts
As a final benefit to men’s martial arts, you can increase your self-esteem. This is achieved in multiple ways.
By getting in better shape, you will feel better about your body.
By learning self-defense techniques, you will have more confidence. This combination will have a tremendous impact on your self-esteem.
5. Gain Improved Focus and Concentration
Men’s martial arts is not just about self-defense. You are also learning how to be still and in tune with your body. This teaches focus and concentration.
You need to be able to observe your opponent and focus on how you can use their movement to your advantage. These are skills that carry through to everyday life, helping you with concentration.
These same benefits that lead to improved focus and concentration can also increase your mental clarity and leave you in a calm, relaxed mood.
Studies show that a men’s martial arts session can release endorphins that make you happy and content. This lasts for several hours after your workout is complete.
Start Practicing Men’s Martial Arts Today
Men’s martial arts can definitely help with your health and fitness. You can get a full body workout that helps increase your endurance, flexibility, focus, and self-esteem.
You can also burn some calories, which can help you drop a few pounds while improving your overall fitness and cardiovascular health.
Movember is just around the corner, which means it is time to raise awareness about men’s health. This includes shedding light on cancer and mental health issues. By adding a new physical activity to your regular routine, you can focus on your own health and fitness.
So, as Movember approaches, start growing out your mustache and sign up for a men’s martial arts class. If you cannot find a local class, there are also plenty of videos and online resources that can help you get started.
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Sensei Chris Feldt is the owner and chief instructor of Samurai Karate Studio, a leadership academy located in Northeast Columbia, South Carolina. His school teaches karate to children and adults ages 4 and up. SKS specializes in self-defense, anti-bullying, stranger danger and character and leadership development.
Mr. Feldt was an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina for college credit in karate and self-defense. Samurai Karate Studio has been recognized as a leader in martial arts instruction by being honored with the Best of Columbia Award for 5 consecutive years in a row.
Sensei Feldt has been a guest speaker in the Richland 2 School District covering school talks on stranger danger, anti-bullying strategies, kindness, and making good choices. He is available for both private and corporate self-defense seminars.
Samurai Karate Studio is also a proud member of MAAB, Martial Artists Against Bullying, a nationwide program made up of martial arts schools throughout the country that are committed to helping children who are victims of bullying. If you or someone you know is being bullied, we are here to help. But, you have to take the first step and either call us at 803-462-9425 or email us at: [email protected]
Bullying is one of the most serious issues we face today and with the right coaching, students can learn how to defeat the bully using non-violent strategies.