Every moment in life presents choices – what to do with our time, what to put into our bodies, and with whom to associate. Taking martial arts is more than working out or learning self-defense; it is an all-encompassing journey to a better you.
One of the top goals people set for themselves for the new year is improving overall fitness. Our martial arts academy in West Hartford, CT is the perfect place to meet fitness goals. We offer classes in 9 distinct martial arts styles: Aikido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Capoiera, Karate/Kenpo, Krav Maga, Kung Fu, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Silat.
The martial arts can be thought of as a path – along the path, you will experience a very personal journey of growth in many areas of your life. But it takes time, patience, and perseverance. In today’s “Amazon Prime” world where an order placed by 3pm is expected the next day, the idea of learning martial arts over a span of decades is straight up overwhelming.
In school, children often take a variety of classes including math, science, history, art/music, and social studies. This approach offers a foundation of knowledge that relates. Children benefit from having a well-rounded education covering many disciplines. Ultimately, as they enter adulthood, they may begin to specialize in certain fields of interest and probably go into a profession where their unique combination of skill and knowledge is beneficial to their company, their family, and the world at large.
Phones can go missing – it’s just a fact of life. But one way an experienced MMA fighter will likely never lose their phone is during a petty robbery. Polyana Viana, the Brazilian-born UFC fighter can attest to this. In January this year, Viana was the victim of an alleged attempted robbery outside her home as she approached her Uber ride.
Martial arts classes have many benefits for children. Martial arts offer kids an outlet for their seemingly boundless energy. At Plus One Defense Systems, as we work through stretching, strikes, blocks, and forms, we also teach important life skills. In fact, our curriculum which includes structured character building was developed by a child psychologist.
Capoeira is a martial art which combines elements of dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira has its roots in Brazil where it was developed by enslaved Africans. This martial art helps the practitioner – the capoeirista – build strength, endurance and develop a flow of movement using capoeira techniques.
Taking martial arts is a great way to achieve your health and fitness goals. Our martial arts classes are high-intensity and fun! In a class, you’ll get a great cardiovascular workout, improve flexibility, and learn self defense skills. Our academy is about total body health, so we’ve built a gym right into our facility.