Jacob (black shirt) during a recent NoGi BJJ ClassAt Integrated Martial Arts, we believe that the discipline and training that comes with martial arts can make each and every person who walks through our doors a better person. Here are three distinct advantages that taking martial arts classes can give you.


Most martial arts were not started as a sport but rather as a means of self-defense (or national defense). Some, like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, were developed so that a less strong person could grapple with armored attackers who would be impervious to strikes and blows. Martial arts classes, specifically our self-defense classes, can help you protect yourself and your loved ones in bad situations.

Mind / Body Connection

Whether or not you believe in the spiritual notions surrounding ancient martial arts, there’s no doubt that martial arts classes can help you find a psychological balance that connects your mind and body. An excellent example of this is improving your balance so that you’ll get better and better with any martial art you choose. It will also help in body mapping so that you’re more aware than ever where your limbs are at any given time, helping you spar without hurting your opponent.


One of the greatest aspects of joining a martial arts class is all of the exercise you’ll get. Some will give you more of a workout than others; kickboxing will give you such a workout that we’ve dedicated an entire boot camp to calories-burning. But all martial arts will get you off the couch and away from snacks while you burn the fat.

Integrated Martial Arts offers a great way for you to get the self-defense and body that you want, all at the same time. Contact us today to find out when you can stop by to check out one of our classes.