The Health Benefits of Martial Arts
In addition to their physical fitness benefits, the martial arts provide the value-added punch of psychological and spiritual development.
If you think the martial arts are designed for brawlers who want a winning edge when picking fights, think again. Even though the disciplines were conceived in the context of hand to hand combat, masters have zero tolerance for students who would use their skills aggressively. Created in ancient Asian cultures, Martial Arts develop character and heighten spirituality. Read more
Martial arts offers extraordinary fitness and health benefits to people in their 40's and 50's
May 17, 2004
It's not just for fighting: new research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that people in their 40's and 50's who regularly practice martial arts demonstrate astounding levels of physical fitness in comparison to people the same age who don't exercise at all. The study subjects who practiced martial arts had 12% less body fat, were able to do twice as many sit-ups, had enhanced flexibility and leg strength, demonstrated a stronger immune system and showed greatly improved balance. Read more