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Martial Arts Classes In Traverse City Develop Functional Strength

Sitting on a piece of gym equipment and pushing or pulling a selected amount of weight on a strict path does little to prepare an athlete for real sports or real life. This type of singular / isolated muscle training is restrictive, boring and can often lead to unnecessary injuries. Martial arts training on the other hand is well suited for developing the functional strength gains that a Traverse City athlete can utilize to improve their performance. Traverse City martial arts offer so much to area residents of all ages from toddlers to elementary and high school to college coeds.

Traverse City Taekwondo Is Great For Building Explosive Power

Taekwondo is an Olympic Sport. Taekwondo (or Korean Karate) is a sport where martial artists get points by kicking and punching to the the padded body and head of their opponent. At the Seung-ni Martial Arts Academy located on Three Mile Road in Traverse City, young athletes practice for a chance of winning a medal at local tournaments, state and even national championships. In addition, many local Traverse City students train in Taekwondo to help get them an extra edge in other sports they play. Taekwondo has techniques like jumping back kick, flying side kick and kip-ups. Jumping and fast footwork is great for building fast twitch muscle fiber and functional strength.

Traverse City Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Builds Impressive Core Strength

At a Traverse City gym many members pump iron, but in sports like football, hockey and wrestling the goal is to move a person not a dumbbell. The Seung-ni Traverse City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes (for Adults & Kids) involves athletes looking to submit a partner on the ground. The Brazilian Jiu-jitsu techniques involves sweeps, reversals, takedowns and escapes. These BJJ moves require the martial artists to move their opponents weight in weird and akward positions over and over again. The core and hip strength developed is impressive. For instance, a Traverse City lacrosse player can learn and refine his ability to check and move the opposing team player with BJJ.

Traverse City Kickboxing Group Fitness Classes Is Cardio Gone Extreme

The Seung-ni Gym in Traverse City offers Kickboxing classes as part of its group fitness program. Striking bags weighing up to 300 pounds and punching shields held by a partner is real work and translates into real functional strength gains. Not only does the cardio stamina increase in kickboxing but also the resistance training from striking helps to strengthen the core - where all athlete's power originates. Traverse City teens learn to pivot and drive the center of their body at the kickboxing targets which mimics a softball swing or hockey slap shot.

The Seung-ni Martial Arts Academy in Traverse City is a hot bed for young area athletes looking to sharpen their game and strengthen their body with functional strength work from Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Kickboxing. Seung-ni offers a free introductory program to try any of their numerous classes - just call them at 231.932.4300.

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