MMA / Karate

By oink66 Latest Reply 2014-11-15 14:08:30 -0600
Started 2014-11-13 15:49:57 -0600

11/13/14, @ 2:40pm

I enrolled my 6 yr old grandson in Karate classes for the intent to help with his hyperactivity, staying focused and on task.
As an incentive, as long as my grandson is a member I have the opportunity to joining As A free family membership (MMA) mixed martial arts class,
For me it's not so much about losing weight, my purpose is solely for my type 2 diabetes management & physical strengthening.
Training for 1 one hour at 2 two X time's a week.
Almost half of the mother's & father's that have joined are there for moral support of their children and or personal issues and health concerns and NOT the combativeness, of the sport. I've been reading up on a new wave of diabetics choosing (mma) as a way to control B'S vs the traditional gym.

5 replies

Glucerna 2014-11-13 18:40:55 -0600 Report

How cool that you and your grandson are benefiting from the karate classes! Finding an exercise routine that you enjoy is often key to sticking with exercise long-term. ~Lynn @Glucerna

RebDee 2014-11-13 17:44:12 -0600 Report

Karate is not for me. But then yoga doesn't seem to be for me either. When I was at my highest weight, I joined a yoga class (after going out and buying a mat). The teacher taught us exercises on a chair which was wonderful, then had us get onto the floor on all fours doggy fashion and I was stuck. Really stuck. I was shaking but couldn't get off of my hands and knees. The teacher came over and pushed me over onto my side so that I could get up. That was the end of yoga for me. Maybe I should try again now that I have lost almost 50 lbs. hmmmmm.

GabbyPA 2014-11-13 16:14:26 -0600 Report

That sounds great. Karate is a great discipline for many, many things. You will have to share how it goes.