Quick – what type of person comes to mind when you imagine someone taking part in martial arts classes? Chances are you now have a picture of someone young, lean and fit – probably a man, too, and perhaps sculpted in the mould of a classic Hollywood star. But is martial arts for the middle aged.
Of course, real life is very different to the lives shown on the small or big screen. That’s why you might be surprised to find a whole range of people at our Leicester martial arts classes. (Maybe you’ll be one of them soon?)
When you associate a particular sport or exercise with a certain type of person, it’s easy to think that sport isn’t for you. This would automatically rule all middle-aged people – not to mention anyone else of advancing years – out of trying martial arts. But that would be a big mistake.
You see, the martial arts have so much to offer that goes way beyond self-defence. Everyone can benefit from taking part in martial arts, purely because it can offer the chance to increase fitness and endurance levels. It can also make you feel mentally much more centred and focused, which can help in all kinds of different ways. Additionally, you’ll benefit from better strength, better reflexes and pretty much everything else you can think of that is physical in nature.
So if you have always thought of a certain type of person in relation to practising martial arts, think again. Leicester martial arts classes really are for everyone to enjoy, and you can learn at your own pace. Don’t count yourself out of an activity that could be just what you are looking for. With our help, you could end up feeling better than you have in years. That’s definitely something we could all benefit from.
Owner and Chief Instructor of Deacons Martial Arts and Fitness in Oadby, Leicester.