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5 Health & Fitness Benefits of Martial Arts for Men

5 Health & Fitness Benefits of Martial Arts for Men

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 our martial arts

school. Men’s martial arts could be the fitness solution that you have been

searching for. Discover the benefits of martial arts for men’s health.


1. Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

Perhaps the greatest benefit of men’s martial arts is improved heart health.

Doctors generally recommend between 20 and 30 minutes of cardiovascular

exercise 3 to 5 days per week.

Martial arts will get you up off the couch. Whether are practicing at home or

attending a men’s martial arts class, you can easily hit at least 20-minutes of


This 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.

2. A Full Body Workout for Weight Loss and Fitness

Men’s martial arts can also provide a complete full body workout, helping 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 men’s martial

arts can burn about 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.

3. Improve Your Flexibility and Balance

By practicing men’s martial arts, you should be able to begin improving your

flexibility and balance. You gain a better sense of balance, becoming more in

tune with your body.

The various poses and moves that you will learn provide the advantage of

increasing your flexibility, keeping you limber. In a way, this is similar to the

benefits provided by yoga. You are extending your arms and legs, stretching,

and performing aerobic moves that will help with your flexibility.

4. Increase Your Self Esteem with Men’s Martial Arts

As a final benefit to men’s martial arts, you can increase your self-esteem. This

is achieved in multiple ways.

By getting in better shape, you will feel better about your body. By learning

self-defense techniques, you will have more confidence. This combination will

have a tremendous impact on your self-esteem.

5. Gain Improved Focus and Concentration

Men’s martial arts is not just about self-defense. You are also learning how to

be still and in tune with your body. This teaches focus and concentration.

You need to be able to observe your opponent and focus on how you can use

their movement to your advantage. These are skills that carry through to

everyday life, helping you with concentration.

These same benefits that lead to improved focus and concentration can also

increase your mental clarity and leave you in a calm, relaxed mood.

Studies show that a men’s martial arts session can release endorphins that

make you happy and content. This lasts for several hours after your workout is


Start Practicing Men’s Martial Arts Today

Men’s martial arts can definitely help with your health and fitness. You can get

a full body workout that helps increase your endurance, flexibility, focus, and

self-esteem. You can also burn some calories, which can help you drop a few

pounds while improving your overall fitness and cardiovascular health.

Movember is just around the corner, which means it is time to raise awareness

about men’s health. This includes shedding light on cancer and mental health

issues. By adding a new physical activity to your regular routine, you can focus

on your own health and fitness.

So, as Movember approaches, start growing out your mustache and sign up for a

men’s martial arts class. If you cannot find a local class, there are also plenty

of videos and online resources that can help you get started.