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For the longest time, the words “martial arts”, “karate” and “black belt” conjured up images of Bruce Lee single handedly fighting off the bad guys, or Ninjas leaping out of the dark. Of course, Hollywood still promotes this image, but in reality, martial arts classes offer a much more family-oriented atmosphere.

These days, we see parents and their children participating together in martial arts – learning side-by-side in an environment that is empowering, motivating and positive. Classes tend to be structured to develop not only the fighting techniques, but also a fitness program that the whole family can enjoy. In addition, a holistic approach helps to build strong character, discipline, leadership skills and … good manners.

Family oriented dojos (martial arts schools) do not just teach self-defense, but are interested in the complete personal development of each student. Focus, patience, perseverance and physical condition are developed through the practice of various katas (movement exercises), Kumites (sparring routines) and kihon (basic techniques).

In a society where we often juggle complicated schedules, martial arts classes offer the opportunity to combine our family and fitness time in an activity where family values, respect and responsibility are promoted.

Karate and Martial Art in Montreal

 

Have you thought of what you would be interested in? Something adventurous, something exciting, something different? Here are some suggestions to what you can do as a hobby, while promoting good health!
You probably haven’t thought of this, but yoga is becoming very big. It is great for all ages and helps you relax and test your limits, of meditation as well as flexibility and inner strength.
Your probably saying ‘oh yoga is a girl’s thing’ or ’ I can’t do any of those things!’ Well 1 yoga is for everybody, and 2: you’ll never know if you don’t try.

If you are completely against the idea of yoga, here’s another suggestion… Martial Arts! Learn self-defense and test your strengths. This could be a fun way to get out and learn something new, and is also much like yoga great for all ages.

A lot of the time, when people hear Martial Arts, they think of Jackie Chan Or Jet Li or even Chuck Norris! Maybe not Chuck Norris. Or they think of just beating everyone up. That is not what Martial Arts is about (entirely) it’s also to promote physical health and fitness, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.

Find a hobby!  Save Yourself!  Learn discipline!   

Enjoy!