Benefits of Martial Arts

Physical Benefits / Mental Benefits


Physical Benefits


Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. People who are active live longer and feel better. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can delay or prevent diabetes, some cancers and heart problems.

Most adults need at least 30 minutes of physical activity at least five days per week. Stretching and weight training can also strengthen your body and improve your fitness level.  The key is to find the right exercise for you. If it is fun, you are more likely to stay motivated.  Unlike other workout alternatives available to adults, Championship Martial Arts offers a workout that includes all primary aspects of physical conditioning – Strength Development, Cardiopulmonary Conditioning and Flexibility Training, all while having fun.

Sixty-six percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Achieving a healthy weight can help control cholesterol levels, blood pressure and blood sugar. It might also help prevent weight-related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers.

Eating too much or not being physically active enough may make you overweight. To maintain a proper weight, the calories one eats must equal the energy one burns. To lose weight, one must use more calories than one eats. A weight-control strategy might include

  • Choosing low-fat, low-calorie foods
  • Eating smaller portions
  • Drinking water instead of sugary drinks
  • Being physically active (martial arts training)

Our workouts burn calories, relieve tension and stress, promote a sense of calm confidence and build energy. Adults often remark that the stress relief component of our training keeps them coming back for more. As adults, we need to reduce our stress factor daily. Our adult students look forward to “leaving their troubles in their shoes” and enjoying a high-energy, positively focused workout led each day by professional certified floor instructors.

Because fitness is our goal!

No matter if you are five or sixty five…, Strength, Conditioning, Flexibility, and Weight Control are all benefits that a student can expect to receive with CMA Training. Every muscle group is strengthened and defined with the exercises, movements, technique, and training drills that are incorporated into our curriculum. Your endurance and stamina will peak as we increase your cardiovascular conditioning. All these physical benefits for your body will be felt in your daily life and activities, increasing your energy and confidence.

Reduce stress, lose weight and get in shape!  Sign up today for our FREE Introductory Program.


Mental Benefits


 Does your child:

  • have difficulty focusing for a reasonable length of time?
  • show a lack of respect to parents, teachers, siblings, and peers?
  • have difficulty controlling their actions?
  • have difficulty concentrating in class?
  • understand the importance of telling the truth?
  • have anger issues?

Martial Arts training centers on what we call “Black Belt Values”.  Instructors not only emphasize the importance of Integrity, Self-Control, Courtesy, Goal Setting andPerseverance, but demonstrate these values through how they live their lives.  Discussions are on-going in an effort to develop students’ focus, concentration, respect for others, and respect for themselves.  These mental benefits are as important to the martial artist as are the physical skills.

Give your child the benefit of training that can lead to improved behavior in class, better study habits, improved grades, a more respectful child, and a more self-confident individual.


Does your child:

  • have Pride in their abilities?
  • show Assertiveness in their actions?
  • have positive Self-Esteem?
  • show Leadership qualities?

Through the skills developed in martial arts training, your child’s self-esteem and pride will grow because of their increased skill set and the confidence that generates.  This confidence often promotes the individual into a leadership role as they take on more and more responsibility.


CMA also teaches many other life-skills, or Black Belt values.  Some of these values include:

  1. Modesty – Not thinking you are better than anyone else.
  2. Courtesy – Polite behavior, good manners, polite remarks.
  3. Integrity – Be truthful and do the right thing, even when no one else is looking.
  4. Respect – To hold others in high regard and treat them with consideration.
  5. Patience – The ability to wait or endure without complaint.
  6. Confidence – Belief in one’s own abilities.
  7. Self-Esteem – Pride in oneself.
  8. Perseverance – Never giving up, no matter how difficult it may get.
  9. Positive Attitude – Upbeat behavior based on confidence in ourselves.
  10. Focus – Concentrated attention on one task or one person.