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More Than Just "Self Defence!"

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The most obvious benefit to training in martial arts is learning self defence, which knowing how to defend oneself and loved ones in a potentially dangerous situation is an asset in today’s world.  However, martial arts is not just about fighting.  Martial arts training actually helps and improves performance in other sports!  Yep you read that right!

Soccer - training in martial arts helps soccer perfomance in controlagilityendurancespeedcoordination.  Learning to manoeuvre quickly, and precisely is developed through our free sparring component of our training.  Training at TSDA also develops cooperation and teamwork skills - critical skills for team sports like Soccer!

Netball - netball requires skills of controlagilityspeedendurancecoordination and balance.  Our students develop control in our self defence training, and balance is improved in performing every kick!   Training at TSDA also develops cooperation and teamwork skills - critical skills for team sports like Soccer!

Gymnastics - one word - flexibility!  We work on our flexibility every class!  The fluidity of our movements also aids in asny gymnastics training.

Football - hand and foot coordination is essential in playing football and undertaking martial arts training improves this skill required.  All of our movements develop and improve coordination of the whole body.   Training at TSDA also develops cooperation and teamwork skills - critical skills for team sports like Soccer!

Dancing - balanceflexibilitycoordinationfluidity are all skills required for dancers.  Fluidity is critical in martial arts and is developed in every class with practising our self defence techniques.  Movements that are not fluid, become rigid and "jolty".  In TSDA, we practise our skills using circular movements and our students develop fluidity as their bodies "feel" the flow of the movements.

Training in martial arts is the perfect sport to accompany another sport!  The benefits don't just stop with the above sports.  Other sports such as Athletics, Swimming, Softball, and Tennis also benefit from the improvements gained in training in martial arts!

Just another reason, on to of learning essential life skills, that training in martial arts is a GREAT sport at any age!

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