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Martial Arts: Mind, Body and Spirit Presented Online
http://www.taichiacademy.com.au/default.htm I am very interested in Martial Arts, as I've been training in Tai Chi on and off for ten years as well as an Internal Martial Art called Wu Dao Gong for a year and a half. I have searched...

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Reasons to Join a Martial Arts Class

If you are looking for a new exercise program, either because you are in a rut with your old routine, or you are just starting out, you might want to consider joining a martial arts class. Martial arts is a fun, challenging work out that you can enjoy alone, with a friend or with your children. The obvious reason that many people chose to learn martial arts is self defense. This sport will teach you how to defend yourself for any time you might be attacked. In addition to self defense, martial arts will help raise your self esteem and confidence by toning your body, and making you feel in control over situations.

Fitness is also a good reason to take up any sport, as in the 21st century obesity and disease due to sedentary life styles are on the rise. If you find yourself bored or unmotivated with the routine of lifting weights or running on the treadmill, martial arts might be right for you. It's a


fun work out, so you will be enjoying yourself while burning a large amount of calories.

Martial arts can also teach a person tremendous mental and physical determination, as it not only focuses on the body, but also mind control. Many people who are involved in martial arts say that the courage, and mental willpower that the sport taught them is the best thing they have received from the art. More than ever, people need to start focusing on the well being of their body's through diet and exercise. If you find yourself more apt to sit on the couch than go for a walk, joining a martial arts class might be an excellent change of pace for you.

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