Fitness Facts About Martial Arts

Martial arts is a fantastic way to get and stay in shape. Martial artists are known for being strong, fast and having great endurance. Here's a few cool fitness facts about martial arts. 

1. Learning Jeet Kune Do works both the aerobic and anaerobic system. 

Aerobic fitness is the health and efficiency of your body's air circulation system: your heart. Aerobic exercises are those that increase your heart rate for an extended period.  Anaerobic workouts are also called "resistance training." These workouts push your muscles to work against above-average resistance to strengthen the muscles. Martial arts works both systems and includes every muscle group. In Jeet Kune Do you learn everything including punching, kicking, grappling and various defensive movements. We also do calisthenics which are gross motor movements. Students are often surprised that in just a few months they feel stronger, have more energy and are in an overall better mood. 

2. Since Jeet Kune Do has so much to offer, it's hard to get bored. 

So many of us find the gym uninspiring and boring. The cool thing about learning JKD is that it's a real applicable skill. You're getting in shape while learning something that is fun and useful. I watch students light up when they get better at a technique and it gives them confidence. There's no better feeling than growing as an individual and martial arts is a great vehicle for doing so. 

3. Nothing that I've found clears your head better than martial arts. 

I played sports growing up and have tried many fitness regimens but none have made me feel the way martial arts does. People talk about the runners high but many have no idea the even more elevated feeling that martial arts gives us. I ask students all the time how they feel after a lesson. The answer is virtually unanimous. They all feel less stressed and have a true sense of calm. Think about it, hitting mitts is great for stress relief because it gets a little frustration and aggression out. We all have things that stress us out. It's how you choose to deal with them that will make all the difference. Using martial arts is a healthy and sustainable outlet. 

You should try a FREE TRIAL CLASS because you have nothing to loose but if you love it this will change your life. Call 347-721-3288 to set up 1st lesson with NY Martial Arts Academy. 

Why Every Woman Should Do Martial Arts

Many physical activities from sports to adventure hiking tend to get branded as masculine things to do. This limited perspective ignores the benefits that any person can enjoy from these activities. Martial arts provide many opportunities for...

Why Martial Arts Is the Best Way to Get Fit

You know that martial arts may come with several lifestyle benefits such as disciple and the ability to pay more attention to detail. Did you know, though, that the sport is for more than teaching you how to calmly yet sternly defend yourself? There...

Best Martial Arts For Self Defense

Imagine being attacked. How would you protect yourself? Violence should be avoided, however, some circumstances leave one with no choice. Your body is the only weapon that you’ll have with you at all times. Having the ability and skill to...

Who Can Benefit From Martial Arts Classes?

Martial arts is not only a means of self defense, but also a great way to exercise and get complete peace of mind through mental focus. Many people procrastinate going to the gym each day and disregard their physical (and mental) health because life...

How Much Time Do Kids Martial Arts Classes Demand?

Martial arts classes can be a great way to get your kids active and involved in activities outside of school. Even though extracurricular activities can be great for your kids, they are often time-consuming as well. Many parents wonder exactly how...

A Brief History of Martial Arts

Asia is considered the hub of the world of martial arts by many people. However, this does not mean that martial arts was born in Asia. While martial arts may not have been necessarily born in Asia, many prominent forms of martial arts come from the...

What to Look for in A Martial Arts School

  Choosing a martial school takes the same approach as choosing a regular school for your child. Just because the martial school entails kicks and punches, rather than English and Mathematics, it does not mean that modern day scrutiny of...

Teaching Confidence at a Young Age is Key

Having confidence is one of the most important life skills that martial arts teaches us. Many children have confidence issues but this can be improved by reinforcing that they can do whatever they put their mind to. It's also important to...

Believe You Can, Then You Will

There's a saying that I always liked: "Whether you believe you can or you can't, you're right." Successful people have an unshakable belief that they can and will achieve their goals. They look at road blocks along the...

Quickstart To Meditation

Meditation Many people have attained higher planes of enlightenment through the ancient art of meditation and have incorporated meditation into their work schedules and daily routines. Zen sitting meditation is a period of nothingness. Doing...

Find the Right School For You

The study of martial arts can be a very healthy and stimulating addition to your life. Martial arts is a way of life with a rich history and endless benefits.  Before beginning the search for the best martial arts academy for you, take some...

What Does Martial Arts Give Us?

Martial arts gives us: Self Discipline: The ability to what's needed to achieve our goals. Focus: The skill of concentrating which is valuable in almost every endeavor.  Self Defense Skills: The confidence and ability the handle...

We Teach Authentic Jeet Kune Do

From 1985 till the today we have made a decision to teach the best martial art in the world.  While other martial arts schools have jumped on the hottest trends in an effort to make a buck, NY Martial Arts Academy has taught the same art since...
Page: 123456 - All

Why Martial Arts Is More Than Just Kicking

  Martial arts was initially seen as combative and puzzling. It was mostly learned and practiced by adults and was chiefly about self-defense. Martial arts has ever since grown from that stage of tiny dirty schools to schools teaching...

Fencing without a foil?

Bruce Lee often called his art of Jeet Kune Do, fencing without a foil.  In this entry we will be discussing what he meant by that statement.   If you take a look at fencing and Jeet Kune Do, you will not a few similarities.  One of...

Finding a Little Bruce Lee in All of Us

A slew of Bruce Lee types, embracing both men and women, could soon be making their way through the streets of New York--but with an added physical dimension; expertise in rough, tough and often savage street fighting.  In brief, those bad...

Doing Your Own JKD Thing

By Cass Magda   JKD has its own identity and follows a design with a purpose. It is a system. A JKD man's movement is definitely different and distinguishable from other martial arts such as Thai kickboxing, wing chun, or karate. The physical...

Getting To The Roots of JKD

By Cass Magda   In the Tao of JKD Bruce Lee said, "I hope that martial artists are more interested in the root of martial arts and not the different decorative branches, flowers or leaves. It is futile to argue as to which single leaf,...

Jeet Kune Do: The Way of The "Stopping Fist"

Jeet Kune Do is training and discipline toward the ultimate reality in combat. The ultimate reality is returning to one's primary freedom, which is simple, direct, and nonclassical.  A good Jeet Kune Do man does not oppose force or give way...

Jeet Kune Do's Five Ways Of Attack

1. SDA (Single Direct Attack) A direct attack is composed of a single movement. The objective is to go to the target by the most direct route. Although it is the simplest of the attacks, it is the hardest to complete successfully because the speed...