Martial Arts and Your Joints
As we get older, we tend to become less flexible. Kids are very flexible. They can contort their bodies easily. That’s because their connective tissues and joints are healthy. They don’t feel sore or rusty when they get out of bed in the morning.
It’s important to do what you can to keep your joints healthy, lubricated, and flexible. Some erosion of your cartilage and connective tissues is natural, but if you don’t give your joints a workout, you’re likely to experience a big decrease in flexibility over time.
That’s where martial arts classes at Millcreek Karate come in. You might not think of flexibility and martial arts as going together, but they do. The punches, kicks, and other moves that you’ll learn in our classes get your blood flowing, warm your joints, and keep them strong.
You might be wondering if you can study martial arts if you have arthritis or extreme stiffness in your joints. The answer is yes.
We have adults of all ages in our martial arts classrooms. Our instructors can work with you and help you learn even if your range of motion is limited by arthritis or age. Of course, your safety is always our priority.
I love it when a student comes to me and tells me that studying with us has helped their body become more flexible. Those are the moments that I know what we’re doing is making a difference in people’s lives.