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What Are The Health Benefits Of Adult Martial Art Classes?

Posted: April 12, 2022

With any form of exercise, you reap the rewards if you train consistently. Adult martial art classes are no different, in fact, I would argue it’s one of the best forms of exercise to benefit health-wise.

The reason I say argue is, the misconception this gentle art gets from being framed as just learning how to fight. Martial arts isn’t strictly learning how to fight, it’s a lifestyle change, both physically and mentally.

In this Ellis Academy Of Self Defence blog, we have addressed the misconception of martial arts and given you the health benefits of adult martial art classes.

Why Is Martial Arts Good For Adults?

If you are looking for a way to improve your health or get in better shape, you may not need to hit the gym. Instead, you should head to an Adult Martial Arts Class. Adult martial arts could be the fitness solution that you have been searching for. Here are the health benefits of martial arts for adults:

  • Improved Cardiovascular Health

Perhaps the most obvious health benefit of attending adult martial art classes. Doctors generally recommend between 20 and 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 3 to 5 days per week.

This helps you get off the couch, 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.

  • Full Body Workout

Training martial arts means a full-body workout. This will help 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 adult martial arts can burn more than 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.

  • Better Social Life

In adulthood, it can be very tough for some to find peers with mutual interests and outlooks. Martial arts for adults are a great place to meet new people, from all walks of life, and the shared dedication to their art can help bond people.

Lifelong friends are made all the time at martial arts gyms; going through difficult trials – such as belt testing – can really help create social bonds between friends.

What Are The Mental Health Benefits Of Martial Arts?

A topic that is getting more traction as the years go by. According to many health experts, has a wide array of health benefits. These are not just limited to our physical bodies, but also our emotional states.

If you are looking to learn more about how martial arts contribute to a clear mind, here are some of the mental health benefits:

  • Relieve Stress

Martial arts training focus’ on the present, distractions melt away into the back of your mind, helping to significantly reduce the stress that has been accumulated throughout the day. Martial arts students also experience a reduction in frustration, tension and anxiety.

  • Decreased Aggression 

Many people associate students that learn martial arts with more aggression as they have the tools to overcome situations, but that couldn’t be further away from the truth. 

body of research has shown a correlation between martial arts practice and a decrease in aggressive behaviour, criminal activity, and an increase in emotional wellbeing.

  • The Feel Good Factor

Any form of physical training leads to the stimulation of the feel-good hormone, known as dopamine. Since martial training is a form of intense physical training, you certainly get to enjoy the benefits that this hormone offers.

Endorphins have a subtle effect on one’s emotional state and leave you with positive energy after every session. During the training, the dopamine levels rise, and you ultimately gain a greater persona.

Ellis Academy Of Self Defence: Martial Art Classes In Surrey

Our focus here at Ellis Academy is self-defence. Our Adults Martial Arts Classes are based on Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, with fundamentals and instinctive movements, our system is designed for a real-life scenario, and we aim to teach it in the shortest possible time.

All of our instructors are certified black belts, qualified, and professionally trained to teach martial arts. Our facility is always clean, and we have an extensive schedule for all age groups.

Our academy is situated in Surrey. For more information about our self-defence programme and the real-life benefits of learning this gentle art - don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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