Martial arts training requires physical exertion. Whether it be in warm ups, practice kicking or sparring, you need to exert physical force. As a result of this, injury is inevitable. When you kick or … [Read more...]
Martial arts are ideal for building fitness, strength and flexibility. While these come naturally to the younger practitioner, as a more mature martial artist, these areas may present more of a challenge.
Whether you are just starting out in the martial arts, or are a seasoned practitioner, being fit and ready for training is important. Not only will you find yourself getting through lessons more comfortably, you will discover that your enjoyment level and motivation increases and you will be inspired to continue your journey.
On top of this, ensuring that your body is ready for the rigors of training means that you will be less likely to suffer injury that can take you away from the martial art that you love.
In this section we cover off strenth, flexibility, conditioning and cardio-vascular fitness to ensure you have a long and enjoyable martial arts journey.
Flexibility is vitally important in martial arts. It not only make your body able to perform the movement of your art, it also helps your body become easily adaptable to the change needed in learning … [Read more...]
In every sport, any athlete will always challenge himself to be better. As they say, your skills will always be as good as your last performance. It comes to no surprise that sports minded people, … [Read more...]
For the body to function at an optimum level, it must be fueled with the energy it needs to do so. Since the human body is complex, it requires different sources of such energy. Through proper … [Read more...]
One of the many issues faced by middle aged people undergoing martial arts training is their weight. If you are overweight, martial arts training can be challenging. Aside from the fact that you carry … [Read more...]
In order to be successful in martial arts training, an individual needs to understand the importance of learning the basic skills in training. When you are well aware of this fundamental knowledge, … [Read more...]
Like any other form of physical activity, martial arts training involves risks. Among these risks, the most immediate is the risk of incurring injury. Because of this, it's always prudent for … [Read more...]
Before engaging in any form of martial arts training, there are many different things a person must take into consideration in order to ensure his success. First, you must be able to dedicate your … [Read more...]
As I've mentioned on my previous posts, martial arts training is very broad in scope. Some people might think that it's all about brute force. But nothing can be further from the truth. Aside from … [Read more...]
The internet is full of questions about martial arts. The questions may range from novice queries like the "best martial arts" to specific ones such as "how to enhance stamina". But among these many … [Read more...]