Martial Arts Family, Fitness and Life
Hong Kong Martial Arts has become so much more than just a hotbed of kung fu schools. Reality couldn’t be further from the truth. In many cases, martial arts goes much deeper into a personal lifestyle and what first appears. The ability to have situational awareness in a conflict with another human being is one significant benefit. Through nutrition and training routines, dietary choices tend to improve, so people will eat healthier rather than choose foods that will hurt them in training. There are additional benefits gained from group training in the sense of team, family, and group achievement when training with like-minded individuals in a combat sport. As the world of mixed martial arts rose, Hong Kong Martial Arts began to have an impact on offering training in multiple disciplines.
Depending on the discipline practiced, martial arts can vary a person’s results. Anyone with a traditional martial arts background knows that wrestling takes a different form of cardio than training in kickboxing or taekwondo. In the same way, Brazilian jiu jitsu is a different sort of endurance, patience, and tactics than wrestling does. These factors drive the idea that a person can train and the frequency at which it trains. Another factor in the frequency of training is personal nutrition. It depends largely on the development of trial and error when altering a person’s lifestyle to their training needs. With the proper diet and the appropriate rest between training sessions, individuals very quickly lose weight and begin to find a body awareness that will make them feel like a superhero. Flexibility developed through the variations of training in different styles. Students often find similarities in grappling arts. They learn to blend attacks and angles in studying various striking arts. The real beauty is in learning to combine the two worlds and give students the confidence and understanding to operate in striking and grappling situations. Some transitions give the student a three-dimensional advantage in a conflict situation. It is achieved through sparring (safely), training with a competent coach, and close relationships with training partners.
Confidence and awareness benefits
Students begin to understand how to defend themselves with confidence. It helps to learn how body mechanics work, which way joints bend, target points on a person’s body, and how to operate under stressful situations. That is why it is important to be able to “spar” with trusted training partners. These partners become closer than family and sometimes know you better than your loved ones. Skills such as timing countering and positional awareness are developed at real-life speeds with the trust that partners will not hurt one another. The everyday civilian is not aware of such practices, and the student is actively learning when in the safe environment of a gym with their gym family.
Now is the time to begin the journey into martial arts. One is never too old to take the first step and face fears of understanding conflict. In this journey, you’re guaranteed to make many new friends. Some of the best ones are those you are training with and developing a language and understanding of what martial arts is. Hong Kong’s Hybrid MMA & Fitness is the perfect backdrop to develop Martial art skills you have never experienced before. For a better means of getting in shape instead of conventional fitness means, martial arts is far more interesting. Joining a martial arts gym is joining a family.