At Kazokudai karate, most think we focus on the benefits of karate for children only. You will be amazed at how many adults have seen the benefits children are getting from our training programs, and I often get asked, "What about me?", " as an adult can I benefit from training martial arts?"
The benefits of martial arts for adults are much more extensive than just fitness - oriented gains.
Karate for adults can improve your mental strength, change your outlook on life, allow you to adapt to different situations, and improve your social life.
Karate is one of the best total body workouts you can get. Most people start to feel the difference immediately, and continue to see a steady improvement as they continue through their karate journey.
What most adults will find surprising are the changes that can't be seen, and can only be felt. With a little support and encouragement, challenges that seemed impossible before are much more achievable. We always work together as a team to achieve individual results. We have had adult starters, who have never competed in any sports, win medals at karate competitions. So I offer these few reasons as to why adults should take up karate and why I devoted myself to the art.
Karate is a total body workout, as martial arts is a high aerobic workout that uses every muscle group in the body. Your stamina, muscle tone, flexibility, balance, hand - eye coordination, reflexes and your natural strength will all improve. It is great for adults and children alike as it builds strength without the use of weights which decreases the risk of injury.
Think confidence is just for kids? Think again. The most powerful and life changing benefit of martial arts comes as a by product of the demanding physical training, and making progress through the belt system. As you see and feel your body change, you feel better about yourself and how you look. Also knowing that you have the ability to defend yourself gives you a sense of calm and power.
When you feel good about yourself you walk taller and feel more confident.
3.) Self Defense:
Karate is one of the most dynamic of all martial arts. A trained karateka is able to co-ordinate mind and body perfectly, thereby allowing the unleashing of tremendous physical power at will. All martial arts are certainly fun to do as an exercise and keep your mind off the physical exertion while learning a very important life skill.
In Adulthood, it can be very tough for some to find peers with mutual interests and outlooks. Martial arts is a great place to meet new people. Lifelong friends are made all the time at Dojos, as going through difficult training sessions and trials such as belt testing can really help create social bonds between friends. In karate, all ability levels are always training together at the same time, so everyone is getting the benefit of the workout and simultaneously increasing their skill level, and while everyone is different we all have a technique that we are good at, but no one is good at everything. Karate is just Fun.
So if you are ready to see what karate lessons can do for you, contact us and come and join our Adults only classes.
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