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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Relieving stress through martial arts

From: Examiner

In our daily lives, we all go through a routine of where we all must make a living, to find ways to deal with life, and to be able how to handle our stress throughout the week, and not have to let it overtake our minds, to have it lead to depression.

Sometimes, being able to find a physical exercise routine, can take out a load of exhaustion for individuals to be able to stay in shape, and have a healthy life style.Not many, but only a few find the time to go to the gym, and lift weights, or go for a cardiovascular work out, to maintain the weight.

Many think, to study the Martial-Arts, you have to be young, and fit, and have a wide range of experience to study any art. Many forget or mis-understand, that a Martial-Arts dojo, is really a school of self-defense, and a place where a person can live and stay healthy.

Regardless of what age you are, everyone goes through life facing challenges. Either feeling like a victim of a crime, having to deal with work to make a living, to children trying to get that energy out that drives parents to the wall not knowing how to discipline their children.

Stress is an every day part of life, no matter what background a person comes from. Even those who are in Law Enforcement, are encouraged to find ways to relieve stress. Which the Martial-Arts allows everyone to release some tension than cause depression or feel overwhelmed with life. When finding a style that fits to the personality of the individual, the one important thing he/she must first remember which is to forget the outside world, and enter into a school of learning of self-defense.

Krav Maga Weapons Self-Defense

Just as any type of sport, even in the martial arts, there are set of stretches, warm up exercises before working out a set of movements, and meditation training usually at the end of the class, to clean the mind from daily stress. Joining a Martial-Arts dojo, and find a style that is enjoyable to the student, is really close to entering a spiritual sanctuary or a temple, where a person can find ways to forget the realities of life, for a short or temporal moment.

ShotoKan Karate Dojo

After a workout, and learning a set of moves, or coming out of a sparring session, a student will usually will feel cleaner and much more relaxed when returning home prepared for the next day. Everyone needs a refresher in life. Studying the Martial-Arts can help anyone to release the stress and tensions of life that can not be avoided.

Kick-Boxing Moves

It really does not matter as much which style you choose to learn, many join the Martial-Arts for several of reasons. It can be enjoyable for many different ages, regardless of skill and training, or the experience of the student knows about self-defense.

Kung Fu-Wing Chun Punch

Many students love styles that involve a lot of kicking and that drives for an aerobic work out such as Kick Boxing, Capoeira, and Tae Kwon Do. Other people love styles that only involves on muscle and power such as Karate, Judo or Jiu-Jitsu. For perhaps older people others only wish to be flexible in the joints and less stress in the knees such as Aikido/Hapkido and Taichi/ Kung-Fu.

TKD Rear Leg Horse Kick

Regardless of style the individual chooses, anyone can and will walk out, forgetting the outside world, and be able to release the stress that can cause anyone to feel overwhelmed about life, to maybe lead into depression.

Pop Up Jump Front Kick
Wire Fu Kick

~武德为首, Martial Art Virtue comes first

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