“Fudō-dachi” Sensei calls. We all move into stance and yell “OSU”!
“Seiza”! We step back and down into formal kneeling position. Fist at our hips.
As well as increasing physical fitness and mental health, martial arts can boost brain cognition too
Article by Ashleigh Johnstone
We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what do we know about the effects of specific types of exercise? Researchers have already shown that jogging can increase life expectancy, for example, while yoga makes us happy.
However, there is one activity that goes beyond enhancing physical and mental health – martial arts can boost your brain’s cognition too. Continue reading “MARTIAL ARTS OFFERS BRAIN-BOOSTING BENEFITS FOR ALL AGES, RESEARCH FINDS” →
My good friend and full-contact karate fighter Norihiro Yoshida was visiting recently from Japan. It had been a year since he visited before and trained at Contact Kicks Dojo for a few months and competed. This visit however was very brief.