People workout for different reasons: some to stay healthy while others do it to look fit and toned. But don’t you know you can get one great workout to stay healthy, look fit and toned and know how to fight off attacks at the same time?
That’s what you get when you learn martial arts. In the process of learning it, it gives you a full-body workout, helps you lose weight, develops your muscles, confidence, self-discipline, focus and more.
Why is self-defence important?
Knowing self-defence is a must these days, more important in fact than simply going to the gym for aesthetic reasons. There are acts of violence everywhere. Living in a great suburb like Parkwood with its pleasant, peaceful and rural feel can give you a sense of security. But then again, you can never be too sure. The only way to stack the odds on your side is to know self-defence.
We offer self-defence classes that will teach you what to do if you ever find yourself in a situation where you have to defend yourself. Other skills you will learn from our Parkwood self-defence classes include:
- How to position yourself when you are being attacked
- How to block strikes and other useful defensive measures
- When, how and where to strike back
- The different kinds of strikes you can use
- Techniques on how to break free from a choke or hold
All these things will help you increase your chances of surviving an encounter wherever you go.
Karate and kickboxing will help you, inside and out.
Sure, martial arts like karate and kickboxing teach you how to fight—another great thing to learn if you want to be able to protect yourself from assaults.
But they impart more than just combat skills. From it you will also learn a lot of nonphysical attributes. Things like respect, humility, restraint, focus, responsibility, confidence, mental strength, discipline, setting goals and following through. These qualities are what make karate and kickboxing an art.
It’s never too late to start, too. We teach kyokushin karate both for kids (5 to 14 years) and adults alike (anyone over 14 years old) for all abilities. You will be trained by our Parkwood karate coach and founder, Sensei Shane who has over 38 years of experience in martial arts and is a 3rd Dan black belt in kyokushin karate.
We also offer a high intensity functional workout with a kickboxing base. Our Parkwood kickboxing curriculum combines the powerful movements, balance and power of this martial art technique with high-intensity workout exercises.
You will surely get a heart-pumping, high-energy cardio workout in our kickboxing class! Burn away calories and fats and lower down your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases while learning how to defend yourself at the same time.
You may schedule for a free trial class if you want to get a feel of how sessions are like. Our martial arts training area is fully-matted with full, quality gym equipment and high-performance functional training facilities.
Be able to endure longer with regular aerobic and anaerobic exercises
Regular cardio exercises should prepare you to endure physical workouts longer. The best type of aerobic and anaerobic exercise that will give you cardio-respiratory fitness is HIIT or high intensity interval training.
Learn the top 10 moves in our Parkwood HIIT training classes which will help you build muscles, burn calories and fat in a short amount of time, increase your metabolic rate and improve your body’s oxygen consumption.
Our gym has rowers, sleds, air bikes, skiers and other quality and modern equipment. We also have a five-meter boxing ring and experienced instructors to guide you with your training.
Are you looking for a program that will keep you fit and healthy and teach you fighting skills and discipline at the same time? Contact us today to discuss the program best suits you.