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The two forces of the opponent and defendant should be unified, not opposite. It is this energy that has to be channelised and capitalised to overthrow the opponent. Having a steady stance and composure is extremely essential in this martial art form.

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Aikido literally translates into “the way of unifying life energy”. Inculcate discipline, focus and control in your life by mastering this traditional Japanese martial art form. And we will do our best to get the best out of you!

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Why is learning Material Arts important?

One can never say that learning a combat style can never be useful to them. Quite often people relate material arts to something which people like Bruce Lee in the movies do, but there are many material arts classes which you can take, and you might be shocked by seeing the number of benefits it has for you. Apart from the obvious benefits like losing weight and staying fit, you will also learn how to be mentally fit, and there are many emotional and spiritual benefits associated with learning material arts.

The following are some of the reasons why learning material arts is important:

Self-defense:

We all live in a scary world, and there might be cases where we would have to defend ourselves. During such times, these material arts classes would come in handy. You will be able to protect yourself from danger physically and mentally. When you put under an unexpected situation, you will be prepared, and you will know how to handle that situation both physically and mentally.

Builds your confidence:

Material arts not only teach you physical moves which can be used in an emergency situation but also it builds your confidence. During the training, you will be taught how to be prepared for any situation, and thus you will be calm.

Focused:

To learn many techniques and moves, you need to learn how to stay focused. Only when you are focused, you will be able to learn the moves correctly. You also need to be aware of the actions of the people around you and being aware of the environment you are in, requires you to stay focused all the time.

Helps in reducing your stress:

All of us are stressed out these days. Most of us complain about how stressful life can get. Taking up martial arts classes can actually reduce your stress. That moment when you release all your physical energy and anger by punching a bag is a great way to relieve your stress. You are also taught how to stay calm at all times, and thus you will learn how to balance everything in your life.

Keeps you fit and healthy:

Material arts are a workout for both your mind and body. As you train, you will have to work out physically so as to stay fit. But you will also be taught how to stay mentally fit. Your body becomes stronger, and you will eventually start eating healthy. Your heart starts to function better, and you will stay in shape.

Improves your character:

Learning a material art can help you improve your character. Most material arts teach you how to stay calm and focused. As you are trained, you will be more open to being corrected and as you learn you will build confidence.

Health benefits of learning Martial arts

Learning material arts can be overwhelming for most of us as we think that it requires intense physical training and you will have to focus a lot to learn various techniques and moves. But when you put in a little commitment and learn the martial art, you will have so many health benefits and your life becomes much better. The following are some of the health benefits of learning martial arts:

Improves the health of your heart:

Physical training at a martial art class can be intense and hard at the beginning but once you have the flow of it, your body will get adjusted to the patterns, and you will be able to do all the physical workouts properly. As the training involves a lot of physical training, you will be burning a lot of fat in your body. You will also be instructed to eat healthily and thus when you eat healthily, and you will become fit. Exercising properly and eating healthy will improve your heart condition.

Lowers your cholesterol level:

Most of the martial arts you learn help you to reduce all the bad cholesterol from your body. When you undergo harsh physical training, your fat will reduce, and you will start to build muscles. You will feel a lot healthier when the fat in your body has reduced.

Lowers blood pressure:

Along with lowering your cholesterol and improving your heart, material arts training will also help you to lower your blood pressure. Just like all the other muscles in your body, your heart too becomes stronger as you exercise. When your heart becomes stronger, it will be able to pump blood without any problem, and thus the blood pressure in your body will be stabilised.

Helps you fight diabetes:

Diabetes is something which affects almost everyone in today’s world, and one of the main reasons behind it is because of the unhealthy eating patterns. Many people have diabetes and learning martial arts can actually help you to regulate your glucose and insulin levels. With proper exercises and healthy eating habits, you can easily fight diabetes and maintain the sugar levels in your body.

Improves your body endurance level:

As mentioned earlier, self-defense training can be very intense and thus you need to have a lot of commitment in the entire process. The training will make you focused, and your endurance level will improve. Both your mind and body will become strong, and you will be able to endure a lot of pain both physically and mentally.

Improved flexibility:

To master various techniques, you will have to be able to move around freely. As you train to learn such moves, your body becomes more flexible, and you will be able to move around quite easily.

Benefits of learning Material arts

Material arts might seem like there are very complicated and you might think that only the guys on TV like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan would be able to do it. But material art has become quite popular all over the world, and many people are interested in learning the art. Learning material arts have a lot of benefits for both your mental and physical well-being. It helps you to stay fit, and it is one of the most effective workouts you will ever get. The following are some of the benefits of material arts:

Helps you have a healthy lifestyle:

While you are undergoing the training, you will have to do an intense physical workout, and you will also end up eating healthily. As your diet and physical conditions of the body improves, you will start to feel good, and your mental conditions improve. As most of the material arts teach you how to meditate and draw your spiritual energy you will become mentally strong. You will feel stronger, fitter and happier which makes you completely healthy.

Self-confidence:

Once you are physically and mentally fit, you will have the confidence to face anything in this world. There are many techniques and styles which you have to learn. When you learn a particular move perfectly, you will have that sense of achievement, and this will bring confidence in you. When you know that you have the ability to defend yourself, you will be confident.  The confidence which we acquire through training can be applied in our day to day lives.

Get into your best shape:

Most of us have unhealthy eating habits, and we have very poor nutrition. We are obsessed with fat and sugar, and we avoid eating all the nutrients and minerals which are essential for our body. Due to our poor eating habits, our health is affected, and many people who are battling obesity will also have to battle diseases like cancer, diabetes and other heart-related diseases.

Material arts on the other side can help you stay fit if you are committed. The physical training which is given is usually quite intense, and you will start to lose fat and gain muscles very soon. You will also be taught how to control yourself, and thus you will eat healthily. Your health conditions will also improve, and you will be able to lead a better lifestyle.

Improves your focus:

Material arts help you connect your body with your mind. It requires you to stay focused, and you are taught breathing techniques and other similar things so that you will be able to keep your mind steady. Most material arts teach us honour, respect, courage, perseverance etc. Leaning a particular technique requires a lot of concentration, and you will have to focus to get the technique right.

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