One of the most common misconceptions about martial arts is that it’s just for kids. Martial arts is for everyone and for any age. In fact, there is no age limit in martial arts— anyone can benefit. Our instructors at Innovative Martial Arts Academy are so convinced that there is no wrong age to start martial arts that we put together four reasons why you should start your training today!
Martial Arts Are Good For Your Health
Exercise is important for all age groups! However, the older we get the more imperative it becomes to stay active and maintain good health. Taking up martial arts in middle age or older is a great way to not just maintain your health, but to get even healthier. After a few years of training, you may find you’re in better shape than you were when you were younger.
The best physical fitness routines are the ones that don’t feel like working out. Martial arts is a fun way to get in shape. It’s an activity that you will look forward to as opposed to dreading a workout alone at the gym.
Martial Arts Are Good For Your Body
Most martial arts have the tendency to make participants feel younger the more they train. During a martial arts class, you will be stretching and using your body in new ways, which will strengthen your muscles and make them more pliable. This reduces your risk of an injury in your daily life. As the muscles around your joints grow stronger, they provide additional support and reduce strain on the ligaments.
Martial Arts Are Good For Your Mind
Stepping into the dojo for a martial arts class can make all of the stress from your day-to-day life disappear. The physical action of hitting pads or practicing a punch allows you to release any frustration you have in a fun and safe manner. You can free your mind from anything that has been weighing on you by focusing on the technique being taught by your instructor.
It is well known that exercise helps reduce stress, but did you know that stress can also play a role in your chances of developing dementia? Therefore, reducing your stress through an activity that’s also physically healthy is a perfect choice.
Martial Arts Are Good For Your Social Life
It can be difficult to meet new friends as we grow older. With commitments like work and children, being able to go out and meet new people becomes very rare. With martial arts classes, you have an hour or more of training with people who share your love of the art you choose. Many great friendships have come from martial arts classes and began on the mat.
Want to Read More About Martial Arts?
Take a look at some of our other articles about martial arts and IMAA’s course offerings? Check out the following related blog articles:
- Breaking Down The Myths and Excuses For Not Learning Martial Arts
- Can Martial Arts Help Delay Cognitive Impairments in Adults?
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At Innovative Martial Arts Academy, we’re all about FAMILY and FUN. Our Martial Arts training offers men, women, and children the opportunity to challenge their bodies and minds without the threat of injury and intimidation. Take on the best training in disciplines like Kenpo Karate, Kali, and Aikido and build your skills one day at a time with help of our dedicated instructors. We are proud to serve families across Wake Forest, Wakefield, and the surrounding area with a rewarding experience that can set you or your child up for success in all aspects of life. If you’re interested in learning about our martial arts program, contact us at 919.562.4663, or visit our website.