Combat sports have come a long way in the past 30 years. For example, your first thought about combat sports probably doesn’t revolve around the “crane kick” from Karate Kid anymore. With millions of people jumping on board this trend, let’s look at some of the most popular forms of combat sports in Los Angeles and around the world. In the long run, choosing the right discipline can leave you with a thrilling and fulfilling exercise routine.
The Right Type of Training Can Make a World of Difference
Looking for improved reflexes and sharper mental acuity? Try boxing. This form of combat sports can give you a sleek physique while providing intense calorie burning and sculpting for your upper body. If you are seeking a stronger lower body and improved balance, you may want to try kickboxing. You can burn up to 25% more calories by using your legs on a punching bag rather than your arms.
On the other hand, if you’re strictly looking to defend yourself, give Brazilian Jiu-jitsu a try. A descendant of Japanese Jiu-jitsu, the Brazilian version allows you defend yourself, even if you are on the ground. It can also be great for building stamina and a strong core.
If you are after the ultimate challenge, maybe it’s time to try MMA. Mixed Martial Arts combine different elements of all the aforementioned combat sports into a dynamic and multi-dimensional discipline. Whether grappling, strategizing your opponent’s weakness, or punching and kicking, MMA can be a tough yet rewarding experience for those who put in the time.
Choosing the right discipline can help target different areas of your body. By researching the benefits before entering into a practice, you can learn what you need to do to prepare, and ultimately maximize your results.
Let A4 Fitness Help You Reach Your Potential
At A4 Fitness, we understand that different methodologies and approaches work best for different people. That’s why we offer a wide array of Mixed Martial Arts classes in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and West L.A. We can help you find the right type of class for your needs, so call today and take your training to a whole new level.
Adam & Amanda
We have spent most of our adult lives training and guiding hundreds of people toward better health & fitness. We have created this A4 Blog in order to better educate our friends & members. We will answer any of your health / fitness / nutrition questions as well as keeping you posted on what's new at A4.