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Martial Arts Fitness

Fitness refers to many things. First, it can refer to a state of physical health. Second, it can refer to being in good shape as a result of diet and exercise. It also can apply to a sense of mental and physical health. On a survival basis, fitness pertains to the ability to adapt to your environment. Keeping these notions in mind, it only makes sense that martial arts fitness has several connotations and theoretical applications. Generally, martial arts fitness can increase a person’s strength, stability, stamina, flexibility and explosive power.

  1. Chi Kung Exercises Chi Kung Exercises

    Literally translated, chi kung means “the working of air” and is a series of breathing techniques that can be done standing or lying down. Chi kung (also Romanized as qigong) generates, strengthens and increases the flow of one’s chi (qi) levels. In traditional Chinese medicine, chi is one’s “life force” or “life ...

  2. Kettlebell Exercises Kettlebell Exercises

    Shaped like a cannonball with a handle, the kettlebell is a Russian hand weight typically made of cast iron. Via exercise sets of swinging, pulling and lifting, kettlebelling is an effective way to build strength. Kettlebellers claim that the exercises can build endurance, tone every muscle in the body, increase flexibility, help burn fat and even ...

  3. MMA Workouts MMA Workouts

    Mixed-martial arts workouts involve intense explosive-power and core-strength exercises that aren’t normally used in traditional martial arts schools. Typical MMA workouts involve the fighter practicing several stand-up fighting methods with grappling and ground-fighting exercises. Because the fighters are studying to compete or train in ...

  4. Martial Arts Injury Treatment Martial Arts Injury Treatment

    When Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” he wasn’t speaking about martial arts injuries. However, the statement’s wisdom applies to many common martial arts injuries. Prevention must be a priority for practitioners, and that generally comes down to patience and proper training through strengthening ...

  5. Martial Arts Nutrition Martial Arts Nutrition

    Martial arts nutrition deals with diet and nutrition to positively affect a practitioner’s performance. By focusing on the quality and quantity and balanced consumption of carbohydrates, fats, minerals, proteins, vitamins and supplements, a practitioner hopes to enhance his or her performance. Successful martial arts nutrition can lead to ...

  6. Military Workouts Military Workouts

    In military workouts, more effort is put into firearm training than close-quarters combat with knives. Hand-to-hand combat is given the lowest priority. There are three important dimensions that military workouts and marital arts training can draw from each other, which of course also can be implemented into any civilian’s workout ...

  7. Workout Routines Workout Routines

    The basics of physical fitness include flexibility, strength, power, speed, muscular endurance, balance and cardiovascular fitness. Each martial art has developed its own workout routines to cultivate the body type and mentality that’s best for the art form. Following the aerobic-exercise fad of the 1980s, it became increasingly popular to ...