5 Misconceptions People Have About Kickboxing

January 30, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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When people think of kickboxing, they often associate it with MMA fighters covered in blood, beating each other to a pulp. If you’re simply taking a fitness kickboxing class as a great cardio workout, you won’t become the next Anderson Silva in class and suffer a gruesome leg injury. Here are 5 misconceptions people have about kickboxing:

  1. Women get “ bulky”

A lot of women are afraid of doing kickboxing on a regular basis due to the fear of “bulking” up. Although kickboxing helps to build and tone muscle, you won’t become a bodybuilder simply by going to kickboxing classes on a regular basis. Kickboxing actually has an opposite effect on women – instead of bulking up, it enhances your feminine curves and gives you a boost in confidence.

  1. You get injured easily

Fitness kickboxing classes aren’t like what you see in the movie “Fight Club” – you won’t get a black eye or break a limb from attending the class. Since the classes are non-contact and take place in a controlled environment, you’re more likely to hurt yourself walking on the street rather than in a fitness kickboxing class.

  1. It promotes violence

Kickboxing doesn’t promote violence. Yes, if you practice it competitively, it is a full-contact sport. But like other forms of martial arts, kickboxing actually promotes focus and discipline. Professional MMA fights may look violent, but keep in mind that these shows are designed for entertainment purposes.

  1. You have to be super fit

Fitness kickboxing may look like an intense cardio workout, but at Urban Martial Arts, the classes are designed to accommodate all kinds of people, including beginners. You can go at your own pace to slowly build up your stamina. If you go too hard in the first class, you may become traumatized by the exhaustion and muscle pain and never go back to class again.

  1. It’s full of “sweaty men”

Some TV shows and movies may portray kickboxing as a “man’s sport” by showing a bunch of half-naked, sweaty men battling it out in the ring in dirty old gyms, but nowadays there are plenty of clean and modern facilities (like Urban Martial Arts!) that offer fitness kickboxing classes for men and women. Kickboxing actually has numerous benefits for women, as it is a great stress reliever and you can get a lean and toned body from the workout.

Tears will get you sympathy, sweat will get you results

January 12, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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You must do the thing you think you cannot do

January 11, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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MLK Mega Fun Day January 19, 2015

January 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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There’s no better place for a kid to be on the MLK Day holiday than at our Mega Fun Day!

Your child will experience non-stop action, excitement, and fun.

Just have a look at what we’re packing into one day!

  • Dodgeball tournament
  • Nerf gun wars
  • Wii boxing challenge
  • Arts & crafts
  • Karate class
  • and much, much more!

It’s $79 for the day. Save your spot with just $50 down and pay rest by January 16th.

Spaces are going to fill up fast, so register today!

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Click here to pay the $79 in full

The activities will take place between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm, but you can drop off as early as 8 am and pick up as late as 6 pm.

All you need to do is pack a lunch, a water bottle, and two snacks. Everything else is included!

Questions? Just call 718-287-5500.

Dodgeball Parents Night Out Jan 16, 2015

January 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Dodgeball Parents Night Out at Urban Martial Arts

We think that hard-working parents like you deserve a night out on the town, kid-free!

So why not drop your child with us on Friday, January 16th from 6 pm to 9 pm for a night of dodgeball and pizza?

It’s just $25 per child. Each additional sibling can come for just $20.

The event is open to all kids aged 4 to 13 — and you do NOT have to be enrolled at Urban Martial Arts to participate.

It’s open to the public!

Click here to instantly pay and register.

Members: If you prefer, we can charge the fee to the card we have on file for you – just call us at 718-287-5500.

Or if you’d like to pay by cash or check, you can do that at the front desk.

Remember – space in the event is limited, so call us today at 718-287-5500 to find out if we have any spots open for your child!

What Age is Good to Start Learning Karate? [VIDEO]

January 7, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Is your child at the right age to learn karate? Here are some ways to decide whether your child is ready to become a karate kid:

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How Kickboxing Can Help You Avoid Gaining Holiday Weight [Infographic]

January 6, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Get More Sleep and Boost Your Kickboxing Results [VIDEO]

January 6, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Did you know that getting a good night’s sleep can affect your kickboxing results? Here are some ways to get more sleep and boost your kickboxing results:

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January 5, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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How Taking Kickboxing Classes Will Help Make This Your Best Year Ever

January 4, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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The new year has arrived and you know what that means – it’s time to renew those “new year, new me” resolutions once again. Some people may be determined to find a new job, while others may be motivated to jump back into the dating pool. The best resolutions are often very simple, such as leading a happy and healthy life. If you want to achieve these goals this year, try taking kickboxing classes and witness the benefits firsthand!

1) Have a new passion in life

When there are no changes to your daily routine, life can get boring very quickly. While leading a stable life isn’t always a bad thing, trying new things can lead to new found motivation and purpose in life. Having a new passion in life can lead to happiness, as it gives you something to look forward to after work or on weekends.

2) Feel calm and zen

What’s a better way to destress than punching and kicking vigorously? Other than getting a great full body workout, kickboxing can help you feel a sense of relief after an intense session. As exercise releases endorphins, it is an ideal way to start your day out right.

 3) Feel a sense of accomplishment

Some of us are lazy by default, but if we don’t challenge ourselves once in a while, we can easily feel bored and unmotivated in life. Kickboxing classes usually take a toll on people in the beginning, but after a few classes, your body gets used to the rigorous exercise and you can do more punches and kicks as you go on. As your endurance levels increase, this helps you feel a great sense of accomplishment.

 4) Learn new skills

Other than toning your body and building muscle, learning new skills keeps an aging mind sharp, especially for working people. In school we constantly stimulate our minds by learning new things, but after we graduate and start working, we have fewer opportunities to learn new skills. As learning new skills requires active engagement and a working memory, kickboxing will keep you feeling mentally sharp.

 5) Feel empowered

When we’re having a bad day, we may feel weak and helpless – in order to get out of this rut, kickboxing will help you feel empowered, as you gain more strength from each punch and kick. Other than physical strength, you also learn valuable self defense skills in kickboxing.

The New Year may give us motivation to improve our lives, but the key to success with New Year’s resolutions is a positive mindset and endurance. If you need motivation to go to kickboxing classes on a regular basis, get a workout buddy so you can motivate each other!

 

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