Because of the degradation of the human body during the later years of life, it is important for older people to stay fit, and martial arts can be a great way to help for four reasons. First, martial arts help keep the mind sharp and promote mental health. Second, martial arts allow for the creation and fostering of new relationships and friendships. Third, martial arts helps sustain bodily health. Fourth, martial arts counteracts aging and its detrimental effects.
- The martial arts can be tailored to fit all ages and all levels of fitness.
- The martial arts involves regularly practicing reflexive routines that maintain mental alertness skills.
- The martial arts environment is a social one where seniors can make new friends.
“The body starts to weaken during these years, especially when seniors get trapped into the sedentary lifestyle.”