Practising martial arts can benefit your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. These codified systems and traditions of combat practice activate the entire muscular system and provide a whole-body workout. When practised regularly, they can also help build self-esteem and self-control.
The term ‘martial arts’ covers a wide variety of combat and non-combat sports including Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, Judo, Karate, Tai Chi, Aikido and Kendo. These sports are practised for a number of reasons, which include self-defence, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as for mental, physical and spiritual development.
Many of our leisure centres partner with local martial arts clubs. To find out what is available near you, contact your local centre.