Many non-martial artists believe martial arts to be an agressive fitness activity where you can learn some cool moves seen in films. However, the benefits of martial arts for adults are much more extensive and subtle than that. Martial arts for adults can improve your mental strength, change your outlook on life, allow you to adapt to different situations, and improve your social life.
You don't have to be fit, supple or athletic before you start. All these qualities will improve over time with your training, wherever you start from. It is never too late to begin your karate journey.
BENEFITS OF KARATE:
Karate can have a great impact on your physical health, improving general fitness, flexibility, agility, strength and suppleness as well as aiding weight loss(along with good diet), reducing cholesterol and blood pressure.
We often find our mind wandering, thinking about every day stress in our lives. Karate teaches us to become more focused by recognizing when we are off-task and taking action, teaching you to regroup by interrupting your train of thought and prepare to refocus by directing your attention back to the present.
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, 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 gradings or simply mastering a move you find tricky - can really help create social bonds between friends.
Due to our well researched and refined syllabus set for each grade, students are able to set and surpass regular targets and milestones leading them to experience a sense of accomplishment that bolsters self-esteem and instils a "can-do" attitude allowing the student to build confidence in themselves and form a trust relationship with their fellow students whilst improving their social skills.
SELF-DEFENCE AND PERSONAL SAFETY
Self-defence has many aspects - conflict avoidance, physical evasion, the use of effective striking techniques, manipulation and locking techniques, groundwork, and so much more. Learning self defence builds your confidence and increases your ability to protect yourself and your family.