Grow Up and Act Like a Kid
Have you been watching the kids have fun in their martial arts class and wish you could join? It may sound scary, especially when you see a group of 14-year-old brown belts, but the nice thing about martial arts is you are never too old to begin. Physical activity and an active lifestyle can make you feel and look younger, and the emotional rewards are as beneficial as the physical. Activity boosts your blood circulation, which may give you quicker reflexes and increase your mental acuity. So what is stopping you or a friend from becoming a white belt?
Martial arts vary allowing you to pick and choose. At King Tiger Martial Arts you can choose a class that teaches a fast or slow paced style, high kicks or fancy handwork. Talk to the instructors, because they want you to succeed as much as you do. Try a few different classes and talk to the instructors and students. Remember, if you don’t like it, you won’t do it.
Arrive early and have ample time for warm-ups and stretching. Can’t touch your toes? Don’t. Know your limitations and work with them, because you are competing with yourself, not the rest of the class. Warm up and stretch every day, even when you don’t have a class scheduled. Flexibility is great for your joints, bones and muscles, and will make life easier as you age.
If you see the black belts doing impressive kicks, punches and falls, don’t let it scare you. They didn’t start out doing those feats. Look at the white belt class, because you will be starting with their skills. If you’re the oldest don’t let it bother you. Age is respected in martial arts, and you are also setting the example that you are never too old to try something new.
So, are you motivated enough to talk to an instructor? He or she will be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the classes offered. It won’t be long until you’re touching your toes and enjoying a fun and healthy activity.
Are you looking for a family friendly place to train in martial arts? Then we are the right place for you! Give us a call right now at 757-410-4999 and get started today! Join the fun at King Tiger Martial Arts where you’ll experience expert training in a fun, positive and supportive environment suitable for everyone in your family. Or simply fill out the box in the upper right corner and take advantage of our FREE 30 Day Trial Membership!
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