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Lose Weight with Martial Arts

Lose Those Extra Pounds with Martial Arts

Most martial arts consist of both armed and unarmed combat skills that originated, flourished, and evolved in the Middle East and Far East starting centuries ago. These include various styles like Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, and Jiu-Jitsu to name just a few. Martial arts are now practiced all over the world for self-defense, health, fitness, and sport.

Fat burning with martial arts

Studies show that you need to burn 3,500 calories in order to lose one pound of body weight. For example, if you want to lose one pound of body weight in a week then you need to burn 500 calories a day more than you take in for seven straight days. Learning martial arts is a fun way to lose that weight because intensive training typically burns more than 600 calories in an hour. Kickboxing is said to burn more than 750 calories per hour. Depending on the type of style you choose, you will be able to shed of a lot of excess body weight and mass. Boxing is said to be one of the best forms of martial arts to shed body fat. It involves rigorous sessions that focus on cardio. Intensive training is possible in any discipline, and most styles train both sides of the body equally while strengthening muscles throughout, including the arms, legs, torso, abdomen, and more.

Other styles of martial arts like Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Judo are a fun way to shed those calories while learning and practicing self-defense techniques. They can help you form a tone, shapely body, a sharper mind, and a renewed sense of self-confidence.

Other benefits of martial arts

Martial arts have a lot of benefits other than just losing weight. They are of tremendous help in building your overall self-confidence. Martial arts help to maintain a disciplined way of life as practicing them must be done consistently for steady progression through the ranks and belt colors of most styles. Martial arts are dynamic workouts for the body that improve cardio, mental strength, physical strength, and spiritual well-being of individuals who train together. Martial arts also increases focus, productivity, and stamina in most practitioners.

Learning martial arts is a great way to lose weight and excess fat from all over the body. With regular training you tend to develop a heightened awareness, quick reflexes, and strong muscles to evade or defeat opponents of even greater size than yourself. 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.