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The benefits of martial arts training are huge, diverse and wide ranging. The present focus on Muay Thai and Mixed Martial arts (MMA) has brought the multi-disciplinary aspects of training in these systems to the attention of the athletic world.
In order to understanding the answer to this question, let’s first examine its key benefits.
Consistent and properly executed martial arts training is fun, exciting and a rewarding way to get fit and stay fit. This form of training can increase your current fitness level. It can help to instill discipline in your life. And often helps to calm your mind, body and spirit, thus teaching you ways to control stress and anxiety. It aids you in developing patience.
Judo (meaning “gentle way”) is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano . Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata,) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.