From Shape Magazine:
Q: What are the benefits of boxing workouts or mixed martial arts training for women?
A: I must give full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of mixed martial arts (MMA). The techniques include striking (kicks, knees, and punches) and grappling (holds, sweeps, and throws). I incorporate boxing and Jiu-Jitsu into my own weekly training plan. I also work with MMA fighters on a regular basis.
That being said, I think that every woman, regardless of age or athletic ability, can benefit tremendously from incorporating some boxing and/or martial arts into her training program. Whether you want to improve overall health and fitness, lose weight (fat), or simply boost your mood, martial arts can help you reach your goals and more. In terms of physical qualities, some of the benefits include:
- Improved balance and coordination. You’ll also be better at quickly shifting your weight and changing directions, a key to excel in sports.
- Dynamic flexibility of joints, muscles, and ligaments. This not only promotes better posture, making you appear taller and leaner, but it will continue to improve your quality of life as you age, injury free.
- Power. The two components of power are strength and speed so you’ll improve your ability to perform explosive movements like jumping.
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If you’re new to MMA, try one of Warrior Martial Arts Academy’s Women’s Only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes if you’d like, but it’s perfectly fine to jump right into a class setting if you prefer. We offer plenty of AUTHENTIC Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at all of our locations in the DFW area. Just go to our website check our Locations tab for the location closest to you, and then look for Schedules to find a time that fits your lifestyle. Next, call us or send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a FREE introductory lesson with one of our world-class instructors!