What’s the Best Martial Arts Style for Fitness? Let’s Settle the Debate

Adult Karate Classes

Determining the best martial arts style for fitness is almost an impossible task. Dozens of martial arts have been practiced for thousands of years, and martial arts creates incredible transformations to this day. We’re going to go through the most effective martial arts that we offer and try to settle this long-held debate. Let’s do it!

1. Martial Arts

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We offer a general adult martial arts class that incorporates modalities from all of the other martial arts programs we offer – and all of our students love it. You’ll learn how to practice self-defense properly, have a great time with fun-loving people, and break quite a sweat too. 

We start with conditioning, move to new skills and drills, and finish by cooling down and recapping. You will get sweaty in this class- so if you’re a beginner to martial arts in general and looking for the best martial arts style for fitness, our adult martial arts class may be your best option.

2. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a common form of martial arts practiced around the world. It involves more groundwork and leveraging your body through physics and motion to fend off an attacker that may be bigger and stronger than you. 

BJJ is super popular when it comes to women’s self-defense, too. BJJ also takes the cake on groundwork- that means a lot of working on your core! All who desire shredded abs, attend a BJJ class -might be the best martial arts style for fitness for you.

3. Muay Thai and Krav Maga

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Muay Thai and Krav Maga will both take your fitness regimen to the next level. Our Muay Thai classes incorporate punching, kicking, elbowing, and knee-ing and offer competitive opportunities if you’re looking to push yourself to compete in martial arts. Krav Maga is more of a boot camp style of teaching as it was originally taught to Israeli soldiers, so it’s super practical for real-life fighting.

Both forms promise a killer physique and excellent self-defense training – the best martial arts style for fitness is dependent on if you want to compete and use elbows and knees, or if you want to focus more on real-life self-defense applications.

4. The Verdict

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Our verdict? All of our martial arts classes offer excellent physical fitness and skill-building opportunities. Our classes are fast-paced, full-body training sessions that ramp up your heart rate and help relieve stress. However, there are some key points you should consider when looking for the best martial arts style for fitness.

Are you looking to fight any opponent, even ones bigger than you? Go with BJJ. If you want to train competitively, Krav Maga or Muay Thai are your best options. And last but not least, you can get a little bit of everything and sweat your stress away with our general Adult Martial Arts class in the city. Check out our incredible Martial Arts for Fitness classes right here at our school!


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