Exploring the Benefits of Chinese Martial Arts with Kitty and Joshua From Wushu London

Kitty Erickson and Joshua Villar of Wushu London

What is Chinese martial arts and what benefits do you get from it?

Kitty Erickson and Joshua Villar of Wushu London along with my Bodyshot co-founder Antonia share how they got into martial arts and how it has benefitted their health and wellbeing.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Chinese martial arts and its benefits
  • The mental challenge versus the physical challenge of martial arts
  • The discipline around martial arts

Key Takeaways:

  • Tai chi is a slow-moving martial art that focuses on relaxation, breathwork, stability, and leg strength. It’s an ideal way to start exercising again if you haven’t exercised for a while.
  • Martial arts gives focus to movement and is a mind-body connector. There’s also a lot of breathwork involved, which is really good for releasing tension.
  • Taking up martial arts can be more of a mental challenge rather than a physical challenge.
  • When teaching martial arts to children, you have to instill discipline without them realizing they’re being disciplined.
  • Kung Fu can massively help you with your aerobic and anaerobic fitness. It is traditionally made for short, close combat and getting away.

Action Steps:

  • Consider learning martial arts, no matter what age you are.

Kitty said:

“I am somebody that has always liked movement, so [martial arts] gives me focus to my movement. It also cuts everything out… it is mostly, unless I’m sparring or doing pad work, about me.”

Joshua said:

“I think training, no matter what age you are is more of the mentality you come out with rather than necessarily your physical ability. It’s understanding where you are and how you train within that…”

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