The Martial Masters introductory program offers mature adults a balanced approach to personal security, self defence, health, and well being. Classes are friendly, fun and designed to cater for men and women aged over 50.
Mondays 1:45 – 2:45 PM (Pre booking required)
- Warm up and joint loosening exercises that are fun and low impact.
- Stretching for mobility, maintain range of movement and injury prevention.
- Strength exercises that are progressive and personalized to suit you.
- Gross motor skills for balance, power and efficient movement.
- Self Defence skills, Unarmed combat based on simple, instinctive defensive and offensive skills in a very safe, yet effective manner.
- Improvised weapon. Based on ‘Kali’, a Filipino stick fighting system that lends to self defence using everyday items.
- Breathing and meditation that will relax both body and mind. After each session you will feel invigorated and ‘recharged’
- To promote personal safety, develop violence and criminal awareness through education for target group.
- Weight bearing exercise for bone strength and prevention of osteoarthritis
- Flexibility and movement. If you don’t use it, You lose it!
- Stimulate thinking and concepts.
- Fun, encourage participants to enjoy activity and life.
- Social, meeting and support for single and partnered ‘retirees.
- Inspire interest in Martial Arts for health and community benefit.
- Increased functional strength
- Helps preserve bone density
- Improved physical appearance
- Increased metabolic rate
- Decreased in body fat levels
- Decreased risk of disease (eg. Heart disease, Diabetes, etc.)
ONLY $10 PER CLASS. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear for physical activity.
Martial Master classes are strictly by pre booking with Sensei John directly or call the Academy on 9464 4546.
Taken from Greg Chapell’s Fit for 50+ Men
- Attitude is everything.
- Physical and mental energy go hand-in-hand: a mental image of yourself as an active person is just as important as being active
- Avoid the back-to-front life tragedy: don’t slog all your life for financial security to do what you love only to find you no longer have the health or energy to do them.
- Make time for exercise in your schedule, no excuses. It’s too late when your sick or dead.
- The key to quality of life is to extend middle age while you still have it.
- Minimise animal protein consumption: the closer you are to vegetarian, the better your chance of optimum health.
- Walk briskly for at least 20 minutes a day, raising your pulse rate and including a hill.
- Find an exercise program that works for you and follow it for the rest of your life.
- Reduce your risk of disease by losing weight; walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week, can burn off 1kg of fat in 6 weeks.
- Stretch. It elongates muscle fibres to maintain flexibility, relaxes muscles and calm the mind.
– Greg Chapell is a former cricketer who represented Australia at international level in both Tests and One-Day Internationals
Taken from Shane Gould’s Fit for 50+ Women
- Find an activity you like. It’s easier to be motivated doing something you enjoy.
- Take lessons, especially if you avoid exercise because you feel uncoordinated.
- Find a good teacher. They can show you basic things to help bring out your own natural athleticism.
- Exercise with friends and maki it a social occasion. Walking club, dancing, pool.
- Make a commitment to others so your more likely to stick to your exercise plan.
- Set Goals, it’s a great way to keep motivated – for example, training for an event or getting for a bushwalk in Tasmania.
- Exercise needs to become part of your lifestyle, like cleaning your teeth.
- Use physical activity as a form of of meditation. Going for a walk or swim is great exercise for the mind.
- Learn to breathe consciously. Taking full inhales and exhales is the cornerstone of effective exercise.
- Keep a spring in your step whatever your age: young people don’t have a monopoly on vitality & health.
– Shane Gould is an Australian former competition swimmer who won three gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze at the 1972 Summer Olympics. In 2018, she won Australian Survivor: Champions vs. Contenders.
John Leeson is a 4th Dan Black Belt. At 74, John understands the importance of keeping a healthy mind and body and how to achieve this through martial arts. John is a Diploma level coach with first aid and over 10 years of teaching experience. John, together with Proactive Principal Rick O’Brien, designed the over 50’s Martial Masters program with the primary objective of improving personal security, safety, and physical well being for seniors at a low cost format.
Invite your friends, the more the merrier!