Martial Arts for the Elderly

Martial Arts for the Elderly

Okay I admit, it does sound unlikely. Think of martial arts classes and you probably think of kids who are still in single digits. You might think about adults taking part in these classes too, but you probably don’t think of seniors attending them. Few people do.

In truth though there are a lot of reasons why you might want to take up martial arts as a new hobby at an advanced age. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve just retired and you’re looking to try something new, or you’re of advanced years and you’re wondering whether you can get anything out of it. We’re here to prove this could be a great choice to make.

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Martial arts are said to help improve your bone density – good news when you’re ageing and things like this are starting to go against you. Just taking part in classes every week will have an effect on your overall fitness, which can help with all manner of other areas as well. You might notice a few aches and pains to begin with, as you get used to the movements used in martial arts. However most people will experience these. The good news is you’ll very likely have far fewer general aches and pains once you’ve started taking these classes on a regular basis. It makes you wonder how big an effect martial arts will have on the rest of your life, doesn’t it.

Any kind of exercise can help you add years to your life if you do it regularly. However when you’re in your twilight years it makes even more sense to stay fit and active, so you can make the most of your life in every respect. So why not find out more about taking martial arts classes now so you can see just how good it might be for you?

About the Author Mark Deacon

Owner and Chief Instructor of Deacons Martial Arts and Fitness in Oadby, Leicester.