Dedication, strength and heart.

While self-defense is its ultimate aim, if you want to lose fat and gain muscle tone while building your confidence and self-esteem, the amazing world of martial arts is worth considering. An ancient sport that finds its origins in a variety of East Asian fighting techniques, martial arts can help improve balance, strength, flexibility, and concentration.

And don’t fear, you don’t have to have rippling muscles like like Bruce Lee or Jim Kelly to enjoy the sport.  There are classes throughout the city available for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. The martial arts can truly be a family affair—for moms, dads, grandparents, and children of all ages.

There are hundreds of styles of martial arts, each delivering an excellent workout and a connection to a centuries old tradition. But the bottom line is this: even if you never have to use what you learn for protection, the training and fitness routines can help you fight off hypertension, obesity and diabetes.