The chances of you meeting a Mixed Martial Arts fighter that isn’t in incredible shape is quite slim. Why? For starters, MMA training happens to be a full body work out. No other sport will push your body to its limits such as this one, hence the incredible shape of the MMA fighter. However, Kickboxing comes in at a close second. The training consists of high energy workouts just as MMA does.
Classes for each of these are not solely meant for those looking to learn how to fight. They’re also for those seeking to increase their fitness, strength, energy and much more. Below are a few benefits MMA and Kickboxing classes at SBG Cape Town offer to participants:
Builds Self Confidence
Knowing how to fight generally keeps your mind feeling calmer, freer and a lot more relaxed. Learning self-defense will inevitably boost your confidence and make you feel like there’s no obstacle or challenge you can’t overcome. These enhanced confidence levels will help increase your leadership qualities, teach you to handle confrontations successfully, and enable you to face and overcome obstacles.
Enrolling in either Kickboxing or MMA classes will teach you the importance of discipline for without it you’ll realize you won’t be able to reach your desired fitness goals. The discipline each of these classes teach, is something you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life, applying it in every facet of your life along the way. These sports are all about consistency, sticking to schedules and practice. These disciplines automatically filter into the day to day lives of its participants.
Burns Calories Fast
There are many ways of burning calories in a regular gym, but none of them compare to the speed at which its achieved through Kickboxing and MMA training. While a mere forty-five-minute striking class can result in you burning up to 600 calories, it would take twice as long on a treadmill, moving at medium pace. What’s more, the training done during these classes uses more muscle groups than cycling or running on the treadmill and your core is constantly engaged.
The most obvious advantage to enrolling in each class is that you’ll eventually learn how to properly defend yourself. Unlike other fighting sports, such as boxing, where you’re only taught how to strike with your fists, kickboxing teaches you various strikes and kicks, while MMA encompasses ground and stand up fighting as well as takedowns over and above these techniques. Training in these scenarios will help you learn how to remain calm and effectively defend yourself during real-life situations.
All in all, both Kickboxing and MMA classes offer numerous benefits to your mind and body. They’re an ideal choice for those of you that may have found themselves in a fitness rut. Reach your fitness goals faster by contacting SBG Cape Town to enroll in one of the two. You won’t regret it.