Get Healthly and Fit with Martial Arts
If you are wanting to get healthy and fit, learning a martial art is the perfect choice. There is no better full-body workout than a fast paced heavy bag session, or if you are the more physical contact type, a Boxing sparring session or a roll in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
If you find yourself getting bored with running on treadmills and lifting weights, martial arts provides an activity that is both physically demanding and mentally stimulating. After all, why pursue a fitness goal if it’s not FUN?!
There’s a reason why some of the most fit athletes in the world are martial arts practitioners, and at Kombat Arts we are here to help you meet all of your physical goals. We provide you with the coaching and accountability necessary to work both your mind and body into better shape than they have ever been before, in a safe, clean, supportive and fun environment.
What is the best martial art to get me in shape?
This is a popular question that a lot of our beginner students ask. And a tough one to answer. It really depends on your goals and needs.
Here is a brief outline of how each of our martial arts can contribute to your overall health and fitness.
While Boxing is only a striking sport and a fists-only striking sport at that, Boxing may not seem like a full body workout. However, it certainly is. Throwing punches alone requires a great deal of stamina and is superb cardio. When you combine this with the bobbing and weaving and footwork that Boxing requires, you’ve got a great workout. On average, Boxing burns about 461 calories per hour.
Muay Thai is another striking martial art, except that Muay Thai athletes also strike with their knees, elbows, and legs in addition to their fists. Muay Thai emphasizes strikes that are both swift and powerful, and Muay Thai athletes are known for being able to deliver cripplingly strong blows at lightning speed. Of course, all of this speed and power requires a lot of energy to produce. That’s why training in Muay Thai burns, on average, about 690 calories per hour.
Savate is a kickboxing martial art that originates from France. It is a striking art combining punches with kicks. A Savate practitioner is always on their toes and dynamically moving around. Some of the kicks do demand some flexibility. Of course go at your level. We will increase your flexibility. Savate is a fast paced martial art, and you will get in great shape practicing Savate.
The great thing about Boxing, Muay Thai and Savate, is that they are relatively easy to apply, whether on pads or heavy bags. This means that pretty much from your first lesson, you are going to be burning a lot of fat!
You do not have to Fight or Spar to get the Fitness Benefits of our Martial Arts programs.
While Brazilian Jiu Jitsu trains you to overcome your opponent’s strength with leverage and technique, you’re still fighting against them with every move you make. With a striking martial art, there is not much resistance involved. With a grappling martial art, you are fighting your opponent’s resistance at all times, and most of the time you are having to engage mostly every muscle in your body to do so. For this reason, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an excellent way to burn calories, and, on average, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will burn around 800 calories per hour.
Jeet Kune Do has a lot of technical skills to cover. It does have striking, and grappling; both which as discussed beforehand can burn a lot of calories. However, some of the other technical aspects like hand trapping and weapons do not burn as much calories. How do these skills contribute to your overall fitness? They really increase your eye-hand coordination, dexterity and challenge your brain to look at problems differently. Even though not every Jeet Kune Do class will be a fast paced workout, there are still other aspects of fitness that JKD can help you with.
Krav Maga also overs many technical skills. It too has striking and grappling techniques, and is well known for it's stress drills to simulate self defence situations, which will definitely get you in great shape. Some of the classes will be very technical (weapon defence), but just like JKD, it is important to be in great shape. So you will find a nice balance between technical skills and conditioning / stress classes in our Krav Maga classes.
Kali is a weapon art that can be practiced nice and easy, or at a fast paced level. While not as high calorie burning as the aforementioned arts, this weapon art will benefit you by increasing your eye-hand coordination, dexterity, coordinate your upper body movements with lower body movements and definitely challenge your brain’s problem solving ability. However there will be some Kali classes that will emphasize the athletic training.
We also have a wide assortment of Kettle bell and Konditioning classes that will challenge all of your physical attributes: strength, power, endurance, mobility, core strength, balance, and overall physical and mental toughness. Go at your own pace, and as you get better, gradually increase the intensity of your training. Everyone should check out our Kettle Bell and Konditioning classes, no matter what martial art you are pursuing.
No matter what your reason for wanting to learn a martial art, we are here to help you reach all of your goals and more. Our dedicated coaches are ready to train you into a healthy and confident human “weapon.” All you have to do is step through the door and give it your all.