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I started coming here to work on my flexibility and self defense. It has completely exceeded my expectations in every way. The coaches are friendly and very knowledgeable. I will keep coming back until I’m a master Jedi warrior. Become Yoda I will.

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Great instructors, great environment, would recommend to anyone who wants to learn self defense and great for kids! My son has enjoyed working with these instructors for two years now and he loves it.

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I'm glad we found this school. The instructors are knowledgeable and great with the kids. The prices are reasonable as we shopped around the area and the schedule is doable.

Betty McKenzie reviewed Troy Martial Arts
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My granddaughter has so much fun in her class. She is in the 4 year old class. Quinn has learned how to be more steady on her feet. I'm glad the kids have an opportunity to learn and have fun.

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The Journells are great instructors. They seem to have the balance of making classes fun and friendly but firm and disciplined too. They also go the extra mile being available before and after class to talk with parents even taking time to sew the class patches,order uniforms, and equipment too. My daughter has been taking classes for the past four months and her focus and self confidence have greatly increased. Her fitness level is much better as well.

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This is the best place ever! My daughter learns so much from this place and she never wants to leave when she is there. Very affordable prices and love watching my daughter learn. I highly recommend. They have a special going on right now you should check it out!

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Troy Martial Arts is absolutely perfect for my family and I. I feel extremely lucky to have found this establishment because I struggling to find the right martial school that was family friendly, and this one is it. The instructors are extremely patience, knowledgeable, and are wonderful with my daughter. I couldn't ask for better. It puts my mind at ease knowing that the instructors are giving my family the tools to defend ourselves.

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The instructors are amazing! They truly care about the kids! This is much more than a martial arts class, this is a life class. Thank you so much for all your time and effort put into each individual kid. Highly recommended!

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Excellent teachers that really care about the students and give their all . Highly recommend my kids love it

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Protect Your Heart with Martial Arts

Protect Your Heart with Martial Arts

Valentine’s Day is almost here, but February is still all about the heart. Every year, the American Heart Association celebrates Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and heart health. What you may not know is that martial arts are great for the heart. In fact, the cardiac benefits of martial arts give a whole new meaning to the idea of cardiovascular fitness. With that in mind, here are some ways that taking martial arts classes can protect and strengthen your heart.

Martial Arts Raise the Heart Rate

The first way that martial arts can help the heart is by raising your heart rate when you work out. The heart is a muscle and it needs to be worked. When you take a martial arts class, your heart rate is elevated. The benefit of raising the heart rate is that it oxygenates the blood, and helps promote calorie burning even after you’re done working out. People of all ages need to keep their hearts pumping, and martial arts is a great way to do it.

Martial Arts Lower Cholesterol

LDL cholesterol – the so-called “bad” cholesterol” – is a contributing factor in heart disease. Regular participation in martial arts helps you lose weight and that decreases the amount of LDL cholesterol in your blood. There’s evidence that working out also shrinks the proteins that carry cholesterol through the bloodstream, making them less dangerous to the heart. On a related note, regular vigorous exercise – such as the kind you get in a martial arts workout – helps to increase HDL or “good” cholesterol.

Martial Arts Reduces Stress

One thing that separates martial arts from many other forms of exercise is that it requires mental stillness combined with physical exertion. Mental stillness contributes to mindfulness, a practice that can significantly decrease stress and anxiety in both children and adults. Considering that there is a direct link between stress and heart health (stress contributes to high blood pressure and related issues), the fact that participating in martial arts can reduce stress is a huge benefit for the heart.

Which Martial Art is for you?

At Troy Martial Arts we offer Traditional Tae Kwon Do (Korean Karate) and Brazilian jiu jitsu. Tae Kwon Do is higher impact and mostly incorporates kicks and punches/striking. Brazilian jiu jitsu is a grappling martial art, similar to Judo and wrestling. Its recommended that you watch a class or discuss with a instructor to see what works best for you.

Conclusion

In addition to the benefits already mentioned, martial arts training also helps to improve discipline, build muscle coordination, and increase self-confidence. This month, why not give your heart a boost by adding martial arts to your workout routine?