When you’re considering martial arts classes, you probably have preconceived notions about what kind of people you’re going to meet. We must do it because we like hurting people, right? After all, it can be a violent sport.
“Can be” is the qualifier you need to remember. Martial arts training isn’t about hurting people, though that can certainly happen when you get into a mixed martial arts competition. But we’re not here because we like hurting people; we’re here because we want to spread the knowledge and training of these exciting sports. So just how violent is…
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: BJJ is mostly about bringing the other person into submission via a chain of locks and holds. There’s no punching or kicking, so it’s an excellent form of defense without appearing to be the aggressor.
Capoeira: Capoeira has a rich history, and today’s Capoeira is based in dance. In most cases, capoeira is about how close you can come without making contact. While its roots are in combat, it is one of the least violent martial arts around.
Mixed Martial Arts / Muay Thai kickboxing: Yes, these can get violent, but training is about training, not just about how you can take a punch. It’s about throwing a punch, kicking, and learning how to not get hit. But in the ring, yes, this can get violent.
No, it’s not the hurting people that we enjoy…it’s the game. It’s winning, it’s being the best we can be and learning as much as possible about our art. Contact us today if you want to learn more.