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Aikido may not be as popular as karate or tae kwon do but it’s still an incredibly useful martial art style. For starters, it’s a great way to stay in shape and learn vital self-defense skills. But aikido goes far deeper than any simple self-defense class. In fact, aikido practitioners are able to improve both their bodies and minds. If you’re interested in this martial art, visit Aikido of El Paso! We’re the Sun City’s go-to aikido academy and we always welcome new students. Keep reading to learn more about the many benefits aikido has to offer!

Improve Flexibility

As we age, we begin to lose our flexibility. This is often due to living a sedentary lifestyle. Perhaps you sit in an office chair at work, from 8-5, then you drive home to sit on the couch to watch television. We understand that many people live their lives like that and we’re not judging! We’re just pointing out how those habits can cause us to lose our ability to be as flexible as we’d like. Being flexible isn’t just for picking up things from the floor. By being more flexible, you’ll be able to live a happier, healthier life!

Increase Posture, Balance, and Coordination

Building on the flexibility, aikido also helps individuals with their posture, balance, and coordination. Have you ever seen someone with immaculate posture? Perhaps right now you subconsciously adjusted your shoulders so you could stand a little straighter. Aikido can help improve your posture so you won’t have to think about it anymore! Similarly enough, you’ll also be able to improve your balance and coordination. As we age, issues with balance and coordination can lead to injuries. So, by building up your balance and coordination through aikido, you’ll be able to live a safer life.

Increased Self-Awareness, Confidence and Relaxation

Everything that you’ll learn through aikido builds upon itself. Once you make aikido a habit, you’ll be more self-aware. This, in turn, translates to confidence and relaxation. You’ll be more confident because you’ll be exercising regularly, getting your heart rate up and losing weight. By working out your muscles in a thoughtful manner, you’ll also be able to be more relaxed than ever before!

Join Aikido of El Paso, Today!

If you’re ready to improve your life for the better, sign up at Aikido of El Paso! If you’re still curious about what exactly aikido is, visit our academy and take a look at what we have to offer. Before long, you’ll begin to feel the benefits of aikido in your life.