Mixed Martial Arts training is a great workout, thus good fitness. Add in kickboxing, a lot of calories are burned. Along with the fitness, self-defense is learned.
An aerobic teacher in San Antonio Texas fought off an intruder into her home by pushing him back over and over, after a while the intruder became tired and left. The aerobic teacher’s superior fitness saved her from being assaulted. This becomes true in self-defense situations also once the defender becomes tired the fight is over, same in competition.
In the ring, the best technique is useless if the fighter is tired. Coaches try to monitor their player’s tired-ness, as even the most conditioned athlete will tire out at some point. One of the instructors was involved in a road rage incident where the aggressor attacked him once they were out of their vehicles. The instructor didn’t want to hurt the aggressor necessarily so he grabbed him around his upper body and held on while the obviously intoxicated man took wild swings at him. After about 10 minutes the aggressor was tired and had to sit down, so the instructor simply left.
What’s great about MMA Fitness Kickboxing at Bob Davis Karate is the repetition of the various techniques that develop fighting skills, fast accurate kicks, punches and blocks. This will help you in an actual self-defense situation and in competition as well.
The student’s health will improve due to improved conditioning. The student will also find his/her motivation increases as goals are accomplished, improvements are seen and consistency takes hold. Confidence is also the goal at Bob Davis Karate, as confidence increases general health increases. Confidence happens as the student develops self-defense skills. There is a point at which the student crosses over in their skills that they know they can defend themselves. This point is what we strive for at Bob Davis Karate.