I’ve been a martial artist for as long as I can remember, and I hope that I always will be one. I never really expected to see a the community get shaken up the way it has been by MMA. One thing I’ve noticed a lot lately has been good, long-term, martial artists beginning to question whether or not Traditional Martial Arts have a use, or even a future, in a world where MMA is king.
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One thing that every martial artist wants is to stay in good shape. It doesnt matter they are an instructor, a student, an actor, or a fighter. That said, just because the need and desire to stay in shape exists doesnt make it easy – even for martial artists. Putting together a good workout routine, for when not in class or specifically in training, can be extremely challenging. Is weight lifting a good idea? What about cardio? There are a lot of questions that need answering. Thankfully, I’m here to help.
Choosing a martial arts school is very different from choosing any other kind of training because there is actually no single regulatory body for such schools. Anyone can easily acquire a business license and set up a martial arts school in a rented studio. Even the Better Business Bureau does not help much in this regard. That is why you have to be extra cautious in selecting these schools and should not make money or convenience your prime parameters in making the decision.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is revitalizing the world of martial arts.Â It is bringing a newfound interest, new practitioners, and new media attention.Â The question is, is it also destroying martial arts as we know it?Â This might seem like a silly question, but it is on the minds of traditional martial artists everywhere.Â MMA is in danger of becoming something of a cross between professional wrestling and professional boxing, and dragging the rest of martial arts with it, whether we want it or not.Is it too late?Â Maybe, but maybe not.Â Let’s see what got us here in the first place.