By: Nicholas See Tho
Avid gym goers will probably find that sometimes the workout routine can get rather repetitive, and more often than not, some routines are dreaded upon rather than worked on. We believe that one should not be bored to death if we are trying so hard to live longer thus we offer you the glorious benefits of martial arts. Today, we list down some of the martial arts you can learn in KL or PJ with ease, allowing you to not only workout but learn how to defend yourselves while having a bit of fun at the meantime.
Which area does it work on: Cardio, Strength, Speed, Hand-eye Coordination
Boxing is one of the most ancient martial arts that until today has found its usefulness firmly rooted. Besides being a good foundation for defence, it also works you ours tirelessly in terms of stamina, and strength. We advise that you find a proper boxing gym if you want the proper workout, not the cardio kickboxing that most gyms advertise to you.
Which area does it work on: Cardio, Strength, Balance, Rhythm
This Thai martial art has already seen a popular rise among us Malaysians, and with its powerful kicks and striking blows, it definitely brings a lot to the table. You will find yourself sweating bucket-loads after attending your first class and if you enjoy sparring, Muay Thai offers some exciting sessions for those who don’t mind body contact.
Which area does it work on: Cardio, Technique, Coordination
If you are looking for a martial art that requires more brainpower, you can try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which is a speciality grappling martial art whereby you learn joint locks, throws and submissions to render your opponents immobile. This martial art is used by law enforcement around the world as a means to non-violent confrontation. If you are looking for a workout that goes light on the body, you can try Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Which area does it work on: Practically everything
Now, MMA as an art form is basically everything I had listed above and more merged into this art, whereby you combine each aspect of the art into a personalized style. The workouts are intense, fast and rewarding, and for those who enjoy watching the UFC, you can always get a taste of the action in MMA classes.