Last Saturday, we had a good turnout for our Yoga class…so much that we are going to try it again for this Saturday at 12.00 PM, after our Muay Thai class at 11.00 AM. This class is free for our Kombat members; for guests it is $10.00. Come out and try this class!
Yoga to Improve Your Martial Arts
Whatever style of martial art you practice, whether it is Brazilian jiu jitsu, karate, judo, or boxing, you should be aware of how important flexibility, balance and developing core strength are. If you want to gain the advantage over your competitors, you should give serious consideration to introducing yoga to your daily workout.
So how can a non-contact activity such as yoga improve the competitive, full contact nature of martial arts? Well yoga can improve your martial arts in many ways. Yoga has stood the test of time and has been around for thousands of years. Ancient yogi believed that for a man to be in harmony with himself and his environment, he needs to integrate his mind, body and spirit. To learn yoga you must gain control over your breathing, which is a fundamental concept that needs to be taught and developed. The acquired skill to control your breathing, then leads onto being able to control your mind through meditation.
Martial arts have similar principles to that of yoga. The martial artist must learn to use his mind to remain calm when placed in stressful situations. They should incorporate technique over brute strength and to not let a lack of size become an obstacle. The martial arts practitioner will train for years, developing his body and to learn to compete with others in a healthy way, helping to improve their spirit and to develop good character. Just like yoga, martial arts is about developing the body and the mind in unison.
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And make sure to come out and try this class!