Martial Arts & Multidimensional Training
Updated: Feb 19
For years, martial arts has been viewed more as an “art” than a “sport.” And while, there is much beauty in it, there is also a lot of blood, sweat, and tears that go into the training.
However, that is the part that the general population does not see. Training in any form of martial arts is rigorous and is, by far, one of the most versatile. Those that have studied any form of martial arts knows what is required of them in training in order to achieve higher levels of fitness in their mind and body. Martial arts creates well-round athletes. This may come as a surprise to some. From strength and speed training to mental acuity and confidence to flexibility and balance, martial arts covers it all.
Using martial arts as a training foundation for athlete development helps people in all sports become better physically and mentally equipped. It creates skills that will give them an edge in their own sport. The multi-dimensional methods of training that martial arts provides, can generally assist athletes in any sport.
What's even better is that martial arts is not a seasonal sport, so consistency in training has a huge impact on keeping athletes fit during their off season as well. When athletes start this type of cross-training as children, the benefits have even more of an impact. Our curriculum helps children to learn how to keep their bodies healthy and it teaches them different ways to train so that they are at peak performance level. It helps them learn to work as a team and support others. It teaches them to stay focused and remain calm under pressure, and it helps them to improve their memory. As sports training continues to evolve and focus on the whole athlete, more people will begin turning to martial arts as a method of cross training.
Applied knowledge is power and utilising martial arts training as a foundation to athletic development will be the method of choice to keep athletes strong mentally and physically during the on and off seasons.