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Physical Health Benefits of Martial Arts

By Premier Martial Arts in Fort Wayne, IN

Taking up a martial art is not only an excellent method to help you be prepared to defend yourself, should the need arise; but it also provides a number of passive benefits to those who practice it. Among the physical benefits of practicing a martial art, the following are some of the most notable and beneficial.

1. Better cardiovascular health

This is perhaps the biggest health benefit of practicing martial arts. No matter what form you choose to learn, research has shown a strong  link between regular practice and improved heart health and cardiovascular function. The good news is that this even applies to less strenuous forms and practice sessions, so even older participants can benefit as well.

Simply practicing martial arts routine for around 30 minutes each day is enough to ensure that it remains in top shape.

2. Improved focus and sharper reflexes

​​To practice the martial arts is to develop both your body and mind together. Practicing mindfulness and remaining aware of your surroundings are both key factors of developing your skills as a martial artist. While in the dojo, such traits allow you to overcome your opponents; but these skills can help you in your regular day as well.

Being focused and alert can help you improve your decision making skills in the workplace while training yourself to improve your reflexes can help you react faster to emergency situations such as when driving and you need to take evasive action.

3. Weight loss

Whether you’re an advanced student or a complete novice, taking up a martial art is an ideal form of physical exercise. An hour of practice at a moderate exertion level can burn as much as 500 calories an hour, making it a more efficient option to lose weight than walking, aerobics or even swimming.

4. Improved muscle tone

Martial arts are a great way to tone your muscles. It provides a full body workout and helps you develop and improve your strength levels, particularly in your core. For those looking to reduce their body fat percentages and build muscle mass without an intensive weight training regimen, Martial arts offer an ideal solution that will help you meet your goals to improve your physique without dramatically altering your body proportions.


These key physical benefits, though significant, are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the many benefits that come with the regular practice of a martial art. Improved confidence and mood as well as a reduction in anxiety and depression are some of the psychological benefits that come with practicing martial arts, some of which we will explore in the next post


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Premier Martial Arts has been in business for more than 20 years, and since our founding in 1998 we have helped thousands of students of all ages realize their full potential. Premier Martial Arts delivers a best-in-class martial arts experience that helps our students develop the personal skills that are necessary to build a successful life. Our mastery of teaching martial arts over the past two decades is evident in our structured and thorough curriculum, which is standardized across our 100+ locations across the United States, Canada and England.

Our curriculum focuses on character development far beyond the importance of self-defense. We teach our young students how to respect their elders, how to be accountable, how to focus and how to stay in shape in a fun and exciting atmosphere. We empower our adult students with the self-confidence to overcome anxieties and trauma, in an environment that fosters inclusion and social belonging.

Premier Martial Arts Fort Wayne founded in 2015 by 6th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor Ron Kuhn. Master Kuhn had a distinguished management & engineering career working for such companies as Verizon, NIPSCO, Frontier Communications and Mediacom. In 2019 he made the decision to operate his Martial Arts School fulltime which has always been his lifelong dream. That one location has grown to three in the City of Fort Wayne.

Master Ron Kuhn is married to his wife Anita (retired Special Needs Teacher) of 27 years. They have three wonderful daughters, Jordan, Ally and Katie. Jordan is a nurse who lives in Indianapolis. Ally has a computer science and business background and works with her dad at Premier Martial Arts. Katie is Chemical Engineering graduate and works in the pharmaceutical industry in Indianapolis.


Premier Martial Arts of Fort Wayne operates three locations:

North – 10240 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (Coldwater & DuPont)

East – 10154 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 (Chapel Hill Area)

Southwest – 9906 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (Scott & Illinois Road)


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