Martial Arts Benefits

The astonishing health benefits of martial arts

Many studies have shown the benefits of martial arts training, especially the mind/body kind taught by DharmaWay Dojo. Researchers are discovering that just 20 to 30 minutes of light activity a day will do wonders for maintaining health.

This type of training can stave off type 2 diabetes, help with weight loss, improve energy and reduce depression, it’s also great for reducing blood pressure and cardiovascular health, prevent osteoporosis(brittle bones) and help with the pain and stiffness of arthritis while increasing balance and coordination.

But that’s not all; it connects your brain and your body which is important because the mind/body connection is necessary for the functioning of the communication pathways of your nervous system.

This type of training can increase cognitive function; your brain will simply work better and a better functioning brain and nervous system will help to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s. Don’t forget the new self-confidence and boost to your self- esteem from learning effective self–defence and increasing your memory.

A martial arts programme tailored to your unique needs

Shihan (Master) Steven Allen, an expert practitioner of Chinese Medicine and manual therapy, can even help you take these benefits to a deeper level by tailoring a program targeting your goals, interests and aspirations while preventing or rehabilitating specific injuries.

We teach in one on one classes or small groups. Now you can say goodbye to smelly gyms, or having to go to a part of the city you had rather not, at a time that is not convenient. No longer do you have to put up with large group classes where you are ignored until time to pay them again.

We can come to you or you can come to our dojo in the Westlake area of Halswell. Prices vary depending on the number of classes and where you wish to take them.

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To find out more give us a call on 03 322 9596 or email (We may be teaching a class when you call, so please leave your name, number and a time to call back and we will get back to you the same day.)