Martial Arts for Men and Women Over 40

benefits of physical activity for men and women over fortyIf you’re over 40 years old and you’re considering taking up an exercise program or any physical activity, then let me be the first to say, BRAVO! You’re doing the right thing.

Plenty of studies out there showing the benefits of physical activity for men and women over forty. I’m going to be a little biased… OK, a lot biased but I love martial arts and I have dedicated my life to it.

Martial art training for men and women over 40 can be very rewarding and you can’t put a price on the health benefits…

Why Do People Over 40 Stop Training?

why people over 40 stop training in martial artsIt’s because oftentimes you forget that you’re not 20 anymore. It’s a sad reality of growing older. Your mind says, “GO ALL IN!” but your body says, “Whoa, slow down for Pete’s sake…we’re no spring chicken anymore!”

This is probably the number one reason adults over forty never continue their training. They try to go too hard, too fast, and too soon without gradually settling into their martial arts training (or any activity). I get it, martial arts is fun, it’s unique, and you probably don’t know any people who train.

That puts you in a category all your own.

Martial Arts is Fun, So Enjoy it!

Martial arts if funMartial arts is about leaving your ego at the door and enjoying the journey.

If you’re new to martial arts training, then perhaps finding a dojo where the instructor is closer to 40 would be a better fit. They’ll understand that you need to take it slow and if they’re good they’ll tell you that before you tell yourself that.

The Benefits of training Martial arts over 40

  • Make New Friends
  • Improved Flexibility
  • Less Stress and Anxiety
  • Improved Heart Health
  • Increase Cognitive Processing Speed
  • Emotional Balance…AND MORE!

As you can see, there’s a lot of positive to be gained from martial arts if you allow your body to speak to you, if you listen to your body, and take it easy as you start your new lifestyle.

At the Budo Shingikan Dojo, it’s important to us that you embrace the martial arts lifestyle and reap the benefits as long as possible into adulthood. Yes, people in their 80’s and 90’s are still training and still living life to the fullest.

We’re a Traditional Japanese Martial Arts School

practice mindfulness and patienceOur focus is on the overall well-being of our students, practicing mindfulness, intent, patience, and self-defense. The idea of mind, body, and spirit working as a cohesive unit is the ultimate goal.

Budo Shingikan is more of a personal success academy, which our students, young and old, find enriching.

Don’t wait if you’re a man or woman over the age of 40 and you’ve always wanted to give martial arts a try, then get registered today for our trial offer. Simply click the big red button at the top right of this page that says, “REQUEST INFORMATION” to get started today!

We can’t wait to meet you!

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