Martial Arts

The Muay Thai Roundhouse Kick

In a previous article, we talked about the common use of Muay Thai in MMA matches. This week we will look at a major component of Muay Thai fighting: the roundhouse kick. Most forms of martial arts have a kick called the roundhouse kick, and Muay Thai is no exception.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: only the rolls you want

In a previous article, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Benefits, we touched on some of the physical and mental benefits of this martial art. Today, we focus on weight management and promoting healthy body mass that lasts. Thus, we’re talking about ditching the rolls you don’t want, while learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and rolling on the mats at Plus One Defense Systems in West Hartford.

Who ever earned a black belt in dieting?!

Fitness through Martial Arts and Yoga Classes in West Hartford, CT Training in the martial arts is one of the most effective ways to get physically fit and healthy – and stay that way. We’ve all tried dieting, walking, and going to the gym at some point in our adult life.

Kung Fu Classes in West Hartford, CT

What is taught in a typical Kung Fu Class? Kung Fu training involves learning strategic self defense, exercise, lots of stretching for flexibility, and learning forms. Self defense is practiced individually and with partners in non-aggressive sparring. Our goal is to pass on this beautiful art form in a healthy and safe environment, which makes kung fu a great place to start in martial arts for kids, teens, and adults.

Women’s Self Defense and Kickboxing

Plus One Defense Systems offers many types of martial arts classes for women looking to get in shape, gain confidence, and learn to defend themselves. We don’t teach watered down “cardio kickboxing” – we offer true Muay Thai kickboxing which meets or exceeds all the fitness benefits of “cardio kickboxing” but also teaches real world self defense.

Women’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in West Hartford, CT

I’m a Woman. Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Brazilian Jiu Jitsu places a huge emphasis on strategy which is meant to level the playing field for all opponents. Chokes, submission tactics, and control maneuvers are king in the BJJ world. However, like it or not, you are going to get a great workout as you practice, so your strength, stamina, and confidence will also escalate as you move through the ranks and “roll” with different opponents.

Learn Kali and Silat in West Hartford, CT

Learning Self Defense and Silat in West Hartford, CT Kali is the national sport and martial art of the Philippines that we offer at Plus One Defense Systems in West Hartford, CT. Silat is a term meaning the application of body movement training or “fight.” You may have also heard of related terms such as Arnis, Pentjak, Escrima, or others.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Benefits

The benefits of taking brazilian jiu-jitsu go far beyond the acquisition of skills that comprise BJJ as a martial art. Participants begin to see physical changes that contribute to greater flexibility and stamina, as well as improved mental acuity and agility.

Christian Yoga Classes in West Hartford, CT

Christian Yoga Classes in West Hartford, CT FiG Tree Power Yoga class: moderate flow power class with strength building, relaxation, prayer, and Lectio Divina. There will be a combination of flow, holding poses, intentional stretching, breathwork, and guided relaxation. Click here to register for a FREE introductory session. 
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