3820637058?profile=original1.  Cool factor

Think about the difference between saying: "yeah, i  plan a little golf, and go on the treadmill a few times a week"  and ,   "Yeah, i do some kicking and boxing drills, some pad work and self defense training, we warm down with a little yoga and resistance core work" .  I mean come on, it is just cool.

2.  Business Sharpness  

If there is one thing you must do to thrive in martial arts, in the ring as it were, is to develop the ability to think clearly, creatively, and stay focused under massive pressure.  Let me tell you, those skills are transferrable directly to your work, and life outside the dojang.

3.  Stress reduction

yelling, kicking, moving, punching, and frankly sometimes pounding the heck out of a heavy bag just feels great.  It clears your mind, and relaxes your body.


4. Increase bone density

Your bones are going to get some great benefit from the workouts you do.  One of our blackbelts saw a marked bone density increase from training in martial arts.  It isn't enough to drink milk.

5.  Lean muscle

You will gain lean muscle mass with this combination of cardio, and resistance workout.  more lean muscle mass, more choleric burn.  and frankly, it just looks good on you.  Makes you feel younger, and stronger, and all around great about yourself.

6.  Take some "me" time

So many folks are taking care of kids, their parents, the careers, runni3820637118?profile=originalng errands, walking the dog, and taxi driving the kids. . .  You need to have some time for you.   some recharge, some personalized training and attention from knowledgeable expert instructors.   Some time just for you.   Get in the zone, the flow, and re energize.  It is your time.

8 it is good for your brain

Doing something new, learning, trying something outside of your typical experience.  Out of your comfort zone.  increases your brain elasticity (not to mention the other brain benefits).  Give your brain a jolt in a safe and fun way.

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About the Author:
MeLisa Turcott Strongheart is a Master Instructor and owner at Mercer Island Martial Arts. She is a 7th Dan Master Instructor. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling. She brings these two areas of specialization to her work with families, children, teens, and in designing curriculum.

Master Strongheart emphasizes and has taught thousands of students the value and power of respect. Respect for oneself, others, and the community.

(MIMA), located on Mercer Island between Bellevue and Seattle in Washington is celebrating 24 years on the island in 2021. MIMA's curriculum is intentionally designed to build fitness, flexibility, self-defense, as well as to create a milieu that engenders physical and psychological growth, respect, courage, community activism and leadership.

MIMA has programs for families to practice side by side, as well as adult, teen, and children's classes. Also offers before and after school, and summer camp programs for kids.

You can contact through email: strongheart@mercerislandmartialarts.com; calling 206 230-9050.

The school is located at:
2630 77th Ave SE #106-108 Mercer Island, WA 98040
Parking free under the building.

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