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Whether you are experienced in Brazilian jiu-jitsu or just starting off and it is your first day Yorkdale Martial Arts is the place to go we have some incredible instructors who are patient and willing to go over details for your progression. It is also the HQ for Body of Four a very large and successful team !

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This is a great place to train. Professor Marco really goes into the details of what he is teaching to make sure everyone understands. The place itself is nicely laid out and the mats are pristine. The folks who train there are Super friendly.

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF TRAINING AT YORKDALE MARTIAL ARTS

Apart from the physical and social benefits such as self defense, self confidence, discipline and focus associated with joining a martial arts program, there are also several health benefits. Training at Yorkdale Martial Arts provides a full body work out, it increases overall stamina and endurance.  Since health and fitness are closely intertwined, below are some of the health benefits of our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program.

1. CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

Cardiovascular health, in particular, is very important to manage, as it is closely linked to heart health. Especially during training, drills can really help ramp up one’s heart rate, helping you build cardiovascular endurance and increasing the positive impact of your aerobic exercise.

2. MUSCLE TONE

Students of Yorkdale Martial Arts can increase muscle mass and help them become more toned over all. Pushing, pulling and grappling requires a lot of strength, demanding the muscles in your arms, legs, and core work hard. Muscle mass and metabolism are connected, as the more muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolic demands become. This means that your body will burn more calories, even while your body is at rest.

3. WEIGHT LOSS

As previously mentioned, improving your muscle mass and tone can help improve your metabolism, which can contribute to weight loss. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great form of exercise, especially if you practice two to three times each week.

4. REFLEXES 

Fast reflexes are required of good martial artists. Whether it’s rolling or fighting in a competition, blocking and dodging the attacks of your opponent is important to every martial artist. Through repetition, your reflex will improve and you’ll notice faster reaction times in all parts of your life. Quick reflexes can help in a number of day-to-day activities, such as driving and cooking.

 5. MOBILITY 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu requires mobility and agility and practicing it is a terrific way to improve your body’s ability to move faster and more efficiently. Over time, you’ll notice greater speed, especially when you start applying the techniques you are taught in live scenarios.

6. MENTAL HEALTH 

A number of studies have shown that exercise can help improve your mental health. Training with us can help relieve you of your daily stresses and help you focus on the task at hand, providing you with the opportunity to get rid of distractions. Keeping active will also trigger your body to release endorphins, reducing the risks of premature death.  Yorkdale Martial Arts has certain philosophies that help the students learn more about themselves, further promoting self-discipline, healthy competition, and goal-setting.