The martial arts & karate have so much to offer people in all age groups. What many people don’t know is that back in the 60s and 70s, martial arts was primarily an adult activity.
Then, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Karate Kid movies arrived, and we saw a shift in the market. For about 20 years, we started seeing more and more children participating in martial arts.
Then, when Tae Bo (Fitness Kickboxing) hit the market in the 90s, we started seeing more adults, specifically women, enter the picture. Teens were excited at the introduction of XMA (Xtreme Martial Arts) and, now, due to the growing popularity of mixed martial arts (MMA), we have seen the adult participation numbers increase but, this time, by adult males. As the martial arts evolve and people see it has so much to offer, one thing holds true: martial arts benefits everyone.
For children, there may be no better activity for learning self-discipline, self-control, goal setting skills, respect, and courtesy than martial arts. Teenagers find a fun and safe place to develop the same skills as children, but in a judgment-free zone, where they can also make new friends. Both men and woman find the fitness and self-defense aspects second to none. Of course, adults also learn discipline and focus, but find it’s great for social networking, too.
If you’re a parent of a student or an adult who has thought about taking classes, now is a great time. Set an appointment today and see how we can have a positive impact on you and your family through martial arts classes call us at (815) 932-5425.