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Benefits of Kung Fu Training for Women

 

Regardless of a women’s current physical shape or what she does in the world, it’s important that she is at the height of her abilities, mentally and physically.  Martial arts can provide the fine tuning that is needed to be successful in many aspects of life.  Here are a few of the beneficial rewards that women and girls can gain from training in the traditional art of kung fu.

Self Defense
Cardiovascular
Health

Unfortunately, there are different types of violent criminals in our society that may sometimes try to target women.  Kung fu can provide you with excellent self defense techniques that can be very useful when you find yourself in threatening situations.

 

We will teach you how to control these moments and defend yourself cleverly, without becoming a victim.

Reflexes, Flexibility and Balance

Kung fu has an extremely positive effect on cardiovascular health.  It improves heart rate, while increasing blood flow throughout the body.  They are excellent for strengthening heart muscles and keeping blood vessels flexible and open.

A weak cardiovascular system can lead to fatigue, shortness of breath, weakness and lethargy, but martial arts can greatly contribute to its overall health and well-being.


One of the most important exercise benefits associated with martial arts is an improvement in your cardiovascular health.   A weak cardiovascular system can result in shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, and in severe cases can even cause a heart attack.  Research has found that the only real way to improve the status of the cardiovascular system is by participating in activities that stress the heart.  Training in kung fu provides an excellent way to keep your heart healthy.

Kung fu also improves coordination, balance, and speeds up your reflexes.  Martial arts are based on specific movements that help you develop focus and concentration skills, as well as physical agility.  They teach you how to move, shift your weight from one leg to another, transfer your energy throughout the body, and change directions quickly and easily.  Martial arts help accelerate your reflexes and improve body and hand-eye coordination, while giving you an excellent sense of balance.

 

In order to be a good martial artist, you must have very fast reflexes. Research has found that by participating in martial arts, you not only improve your reflexes while performing the activity, but actually experience faster reaction times during all activities of your life.

 

Martial arts will help you achieve great flexibility of muscles, joints, and ligaments.  This will improve your posture and enhance your ability to move through a full range of motion. It will also help you age in a healthier way and positively affect the overall quality of your life.

Improved Mood and Stress Relief
 Muscle Tone and Weight Loss

By participating in martial arts, you can greatly improve the amount of muscle mass you have in your body. The more muscle you have, the more toned your body will look. The higher your muscle mass, the higher your metabolic demands will be, and subsequently the more calories you will burn each day, thereby helping prevent obesity and even leading to potential weight loss. High levels of muscle mass also lead to increased agility, thereby preventing falls as you age.

 

Weight loss is another great benefit associated with martial arts. In one pound of fat is equal to approximately 3,500 calories. Therefore, in order to lose one pound of fat in a week, you must eliminate 500 calories from your diet each day. By participating inone hour of moderate intensity martial arts, you can definitely burn 500 calories. You will be well on your way to great weight loss results.

 

Practicing martial arts also considerably increases endurance for physical and mental activity, boosts energy levels, and reduces fatigue.

Researchers have found that participating in a regular exercise routine is one of the best ways to improve your mood. Performing martial arts is not only a good way to relieve stress and frustration, but may actually help to make you happier. You won't only feel the effects during the activity, either. The endorphins released by physical activity appear to be active in your body for as many as four hours after exercise.


Regardless of a women’s current physical shape or what she does in the world, it’s important that she is at the height of her abilities, mentally and physically. Martial arts can provide the fine tuning that is needed to be successful in the world.

Discipline and Mental Coordination

Practicing martial arts builds body, mind and spirit discipline.

 

Self-discipline is an essential component of martial arts, for it helps you maintain control over yourself and your environment.  It teaches you to handle emotions, stay calm, be persistent and helps you achieve the willpower to stay focused and accomplish any task you set your mind to.