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9 Mar

Can Adults do Martial Arts too?

by Shun Shifu Kimball Mar 9, 2016 0 Blog, Community, Modesto

I know what your thinking….. Iv’e been watching my kids do karate for months now and it looks like so much fun! Here’s another one of my favorites…. Iv’e always wanted to do martial arts but I never had the chance so….. I’d like to enroll my child.

So what’s holding you back? Really what is it?

Iv’e actually been getting a ton of questions revolving around this topic. Keep in mind these are all very valid concerns (these questions do bring a smile to my face when I think about them).

(Q) Hey Shifu, can adults do martial arts too?

(A)  Absolutely, the can have just as much or even more fun as the kids. Plus hitting stuff feels amazing after a very long day!

(Q) Hey Shifu, do I have to wear that uniform if I take classes?

(A) Not at all (said with a big smile), adults practice in casual clothes…. I smile because I wear my favorite Gi pants and a polo shirt every day, not a full traditional uniform.

(Q) Hey Shifu (I get most of these questions as I walk through the lobby greeting families), if I miss a class to I have to make it up before I get my stripe?

(A) No, the adults train at their own pace. There’s more than a few adults who don’t even wear belts.

(Q) Hey Shifu, This  looks like so much fun but don’t you think I’d get hurt doing this?

(A) Not at all, martial arts is meant to preserve your life not take away from it. Yes, it’s physical but we can modify any activity to fit your needs.

(Q) Hey Shifu, do I really have to scream and yell like the kids do?

(A) No (Again with a big smile because this question came from the parent who grew up in the Van Damn era), you will learn how to breath properly but it doesn’t sound anything like the movies.

Martial arts for adult is fantastic for so many reasons and I encourage everyone to try it at least once. It’s a great way to spend time with your family, relieve stress, reach goals, and have some “ME” time. Imagine a place where  you can go and forget about the world for a few hours a week and have FUN!

So if you don’t want to feel AMAZING, lose weight, make new friends, do something new and exciting, and hit stuff……. Martial arts might not be for you (obviously I’m poking fun now)!

P.S. I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for showing interest in our martial art programs!!! We’re very excited to see everyone on the mat!

To take a look at our adult special offer click here!

To take a look at our kid’s special offer click here!

Mr. Kimball