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Adult Martial Arts for Fitness

Martial Arts for Adult Physical Fitness 

Martial arts are a great all-round fitness aid. Besides the obvious advantage of feeling more secure being able to defend yourself and others, martial arts for adults also help you feel more in control of your body, mind, goals, and destiny. This is true for those who have done martial arts before and adult beginners just starting. 

Improve endurance

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and kickboxing are especially good styles for building stamina and resiliency because of their high cardio factor. Condition your body with regular workouts and don’t skip training. Martial arts training plus drills like sprinting stairs, shadow boxing, or skipping rope work wonders in tandem. Just remember, once you get the green light from your doctor, build up slowly to start a routine you’ll stick with and earn results.

The actual moves of many martial arts styles may not be highly aerobic activities. But your training will definitely involve a fair bit of aerobic exercise. Warming up is the first thing most trainers will make you do even with milder, low-impact styles.

Build core strength

Learning to get and keep control of your body mass in motion is crucial to performing most martial arts. The ability to alternately restrain it and load and unleash it is a requirement to deliver precision strikes, blocks, kicks, jumps, and grips. Martial arts training develops this vital core strength.

Stretch yourself

A lot of moves hinge on the flexibility you have. Over time, your waist, neck, legs, knees, ankles, toes, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, and fingers will become stronger with an increased range of motion, speed, and power. Stretching and controlling your breathing become deeper and easier with practice.

The heart of the matter

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in adults and has been for decades. You can improve the health of your cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, immune, nervous, and other vital systems with an enjoyable martial arts routine. Getting in a fun, intense workout makes your heart work harder and get stronger – while relieving stress and relaxing you afterward. It also helps lower blood pressure and helps keep cholesterol at healthy levels.

Power up your body

Improved muscle tone and higher muscle mass increase metabolic demands on your body. This means you will burn more calories every day doing the same things you do normally. Martial arts have a tremendous impact on muscle tone and can prevent obesity and aid weight loss. This regular exercise also helps strengthen your bones and reduces the chances of developing osteoporosis.

Cut the stress

A great-looking body is not worth much if you’re all wired on the inside! Martial arts can be a great de-stressor. Floor, bag, and partner drills, free sparring, and the shouts of some forms like Karate can help you let go of pent-up tensions and frustrations like nothing else. And with a fit mind, your body will soon follow suit.

Full body workout

A high-quality martial arts program is a great way to enhance your fitness levels of mind, body, and spirit. Consistent training will deliver a multitude of unique benefits to your self-confidence and outlook, not to mention the total body workouts that expand your capabilities and improve your physical health for a better life. and Crabapple Martial Arts Academy has been selected the nation’s #1 martial arts schools for SIX YEARS IN A ROW by the American Budokai International!

Founded in 2013 by Mr. C. Matthew White a 5th degree Black Belt in Karate and 6th degree Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu, and Master Instructor, Crabapple Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 4-6, and elementary age kids ages 7 and up, are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Crabapple Martial Arts Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay) in shape, or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at or call directly at 770-645-0930. You can also visit our website at

About C. Matthew White, Renshi:  Matt is a fifth-degree black belt in a traditional Japanese and Okinawan Martial Arts – Shuri Ryu Karatedo. He is also a sixth-degree black belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu – Shintoyoshin Kai Jiu Jitsu, and a master instructor with the title of Renshi, which means Scholar in Japanese.  Matt has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Physiology. He has been training and teaching martial arts for over 27 years and has owned Crabapple Martial Arts Academy since 2013. Renshi White is a motivational speaker and educator and teaches seminars in bullying, business, and martial arts training, around the world.

Crabapple Martial Arts Academy Headquarters is in Alpharetta, Georgia at 12315 Crabapple Road., Suite 124, Alpharetta GA 30004. You can locate the Chief Instructor, Sensei Robert Reed there or directly at (770) 645-0930.