Adult Martial Arts
A Whole New Way of Moving
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Connect With Your Life Force
Through our adult martial arts classes, you will learn how to effectively strike, block, and kick with an opponent. You will learn new stances and postures that will help in your everyday life. And, best of all, you will discover how to build up your inner-strength and become more mentally tough, energetic and positive. Training in our adult martial arts program is way more than just a way to lose weight and get in shape. It is a whole new way of moving, and a whole new way of living.
Discover Adult Martial Arts
Read on to discover how martial arts can improve your life in new and meaningful ways.
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No other sport will work your mind like Taekwondo… there are so many different parts of it. You have weapons, you have sparring, you have forms, you have basics, you have fitness, and you have the knowledge that you need to hold yourself to high standards everywhere you go.Jack W.
Through our adult martial arts program you will discover:
That you have the confidence to do anything, and the power to succeed against any challenge that opposes you. Whether you are struggling with a task at work or in your personal life, you have the inner-strength it takes to succeed.
A limitless inner strength that you didn’t even know you were capable of.
A sense of overwhelming calm during stressful and hectic times in your life.
How to connect to your chi, your life force. You will suddenly be open to new opportunities, all through the techniques and movements of Taekwondo.
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Through adult martial arts, you will receive a lot of health benefits, including:
Martial arts works out your entire body and can burn off tons of calories. Many people lose weight in our class even without changing their diet, although eating right and staying healthy is all part of the martial arts lifestyle. Of course, you don’t have to change your diet once you start our classes, but a reevaluation of your eating habits is highly encouraged.
It is well known that exercise is one of the best ways to relieve stress and blow off some steam. But physically punching and kicking a bag or targets can sometimes be an even better stress reliever than running or swimming. That aspect alone draws many people to martial arts. Without stress in your life, you’ll find that you have more energy than ever before.
Martial arts is nothing like working out on a machine for hours on end. It’s an interactive experience that involves team building and peer support. You will discover that you can accomplish challenges in everyday life that seemed daunting and intimidating before. Growing in both physical strength and spiritual strength is what we’re all about.
Self-Defense In Any Situation
You will have the power and confidence to stand up for yourself in intense situations. You don’t have to feel scared or weak any longer.
Feel confident in knowing that you can protect those that you care about. Confidence alone can help ward away unwanted encounters.
What exactly IS martial arts?
Martial arts is a widely used term, and chances are you have seen many examples of it in various movies, games, and other forms of media. If you were to look up a definition of what martial arts is, you will probably find a few different answers. But at the basic level, martial arts is simply the art of punching and kicking, combined in defensive and offensive positions.
But that’s not the whole story.
Essentially, the kicks, punches, and all of the various body positions are just a set of tools. These tools are used to help YOU connect with YOU: your mind, your body, your emotions, and your life force. The ultimate goal of our adult martial arts program is to help you live a more balanced and peaceful life. And people who feel great and excited in their everyday lives transfer those feelings onto others.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get hurt?
This is one of our most common questions for beginners, and we would like to stress that we rarely ever see any injures in our martial arts studio. Of course, any physical activity can lead to injury, and martial arts is no exception, but the safety of our students is our highest priority.
We will teach you how to properly perform every technique so you don’t do them in a way that could harm your body. We will also teach you how to properly stretch beforehand, which reduces the chance of injury even more. And as we have said before, you will go at your own pace so you don’t try and force yourself into something you are not yet capable of doing. Everyone in our classes is valued just the same, no matter how quickly they pick up martial arts.
Will Taekwondo actually help me learn to defend myself?
Yes, it can. However, at ATA Karate Denver, you are not learning just Taekwondo, you are learning elements of Krav Maga, Boxing, Karate and other proven methods of self-defense. You will learn exactly where and how to strike, kick, takedown, submit, and more, to be most effective.
Do I need to be athletic or flexible?
Not at all! Many of our students are people who were never into playing team sports and never considered themselves as being athletic. So if you are not already athletic, you don’t need to worry, as we will help you get there.
After joining, you will become more athletic and flexible, just through the moves, stretches, and workouts that will be part of your martial arts training.
Is adult martial arts hard on my body?
The exercises involved may be a bit difficult at first, but we highly encourage everyone to go at their own pace. We don’t want anyone to hurt themselves by overdoing it and pushing themselves harder than they need to. You will receive lots of support and feedback from our instructors and other members of your class that can help you judge how you are doing.
Is martial arts violent?
Martial arts emphasizes peace and open-mindedness. Typically, people who do martial arts are never the ones to start fights and often do everything they can to avoid violent confrontations. Yet if you do find yourself in a fight, you will discover that you have the confidence and techniques to defend yourself and the ability to stop the fight before it gets out of hand.
[For] those of us who are a little older, we think ‘hey, maybe I need to get in shape first before I can try this even though it looks like fun, my son or daughter are doing it and I want to try it with them’… I would recommend taking the opposite approach. Rather than getting in shape before you try it, try it as a way of getting into shape. It’s worked great for me … and it’s been a great experience.Karl L.
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Are You Ready To Begin?
After going to just a couple of martial arts classes, you will discover that you have less stress, and that you can better manage what stress you do have. Things that used to frustrate you will now be a challenge that you are not afraid to face. Parents will find themselves more patient with their kids, and teachers will find themselves more patient with their students.
Martial arts is all about the way we treat ourselves and the people in our lives. It’s about your inner strength and your own unique creativity. Martial arts truly is a whole new way of looking at life.
Become part of our family
It is fairly common for people to come up to us after their very first class and tell us that they feel like they’ve known us for years. This is due to our commitment to creating a welcoming, open, family environment. We are a no judge zone, and welcome people from all walks of life. You’ll feel like you are part of the family in no time, and will be among people who truly care about you and your ongoing successes.