Develop Animal-Like Flexibility
There is an ancient saying about flexibility: “A tree that is unbending is easily broken.”
As adults get older, we begin to naturally lose flexibility. If we exercise over the years without working on flexibility of our muscles, tendons and ligaments shorten, causing tightness throughout the body. This can lead to problems with balance, range of motion in our joints, pain, lack of mobility and injuries. Unlike other fitness programs, Martial Arts develops your flexibility as you are training, instead of having separate movements specifically designed to increase your range of motion. Because self-defense training teaches you how to protect yourself in various situations using your entire body, your body learns to perform in all directions, on all planes of movement and through full ranges of motion. The more your train, the more fluid and smooth your movements become, like an animal in the wild. Strong, but relaxed and explosive.