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Feeling nostalgic for Cobra Kai? Here’s why you should start Karate as an adult

It’s been over 35 years since The Karate Kid hit movie theaters, but the recent release of Cobra Kai has a whole new generation feeling nostalgic for Mr. Miyagi and his infamous “wax on, wax off” catchphrase. If you’re among those who find themselves longing for their childhood Karate days, we have some good news: it’s never too late to get started again. Here are four reasons why you should sign up for Karate classes as an adult.

1. You’ll get fit without even realising it.
Karate is a great workout, and one of the best things about it is that you won’t even realise you’re exercising. Unlike going to the gym or going for a run, Karate is so much fun that you won’t even notice that you’re getting a workout in. And trust us, you will be getting a workout in. Just an hour of Karate can burn up to 400 calories, so if you’re looking to get in shape, Karate is definitely the way to go.

2. You’ll relieve stress and feel more relaxed.
In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to find ways to relax and de-stress. Karate can help with that. When you’re focused on throwing a perfect punch or executing a complicated kick, you’ll forget all about your stressors and worries. And once class is over, you’ll feel more relaxed and centred than ever before.

3. You’ll boost your self-confidence.
One of the best things about Karate is that it’s a great confidence booster. As you master new techniques and progress through the ranks, you’ll develop a strong sense of pride in your accomplishments. That increased self-confidence will spill over into other areas of your life, making you more successful both professionally and personally.

4. You’ll make new friends and be part of a supportive community.
When you join a Karate school as an adult, you’ll instantly become part of a community of like-minded people who are all working towards the same goal: becoming better martial artists. This community will support and encourage you through your journey, and you’ll make lifelong friends along the way.

Conclusion: So what are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present to get started on your karate journey. Trust us, you won’t regret it!

We’re serious about your success!


Shihan Lee G. Nash

6th Degree Black Belt

Chief Instructor

Adrenaline Martial Arts