Today’s guest post about practicing martial arts at home is from Charlene Roth.  You can learn more about her at the end of this blog post.  Thanks a lot Charlene for sharing this great information.  Hope you enjoy!

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Anyone who has practiced martial arts knows how satisfying a great practice session can be. Whether you’re an adult looking to increase your skill or a parent supporting a future black belt, an at-home martial arts studio might be a good next step. Although a home studio won’t replace the myriad benefits you’ll receive when taking classes with live instructors, it’s a good way to keep your skills sharp whenever you can’t attend. Young Athlete Hub shares a guide to figuring out how to create the perfect practice space at home.

Why Practice?

Setting up an at-home martial arts practice space requires a fair amount of time and effort. However, the benefits are well worth it:

Top 10 Health Benefits of Martial Arts

Practicing Martial Arts Alone

Here’s How Martial Arts Cures Depression And Anxiety

Finding Space

Not sure where your at-home martial arts space should be? Here are some pointers:

Small Space Karate Training

Make a Home Gym in Any Space

Making Changes That Increase Your Home’s Appraisal Value

Essential Gear

You’ll need different gear depending on what you practice. Here’s a look at some of the basics, as well as what you’ll need for a few specific disciplines.

Martial Arts Mats Buying Guide: Practice Your Craft Safely with the Right Flooring

The 15 Best Punching Bags for Your Home Gym

Which Sparring Equipment Do I Need?

Staying Safe

Safety is just as important at home as it is in the dojo. Here are a couple reminders for how to protect yourself from injury.

8 Ways to Prevent Sports Injuries

The 4 Best Ways to Cool Down After a Workout

Bringing your martial arts practice home with you comes with a myriad of benefits. You’ll grow stronger and more disciplined, reach your goals, and develop a greater connection with your body. The physical and mental health benefits are waiting for you!

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Charlene Roth is a stay-at-home mom of four whose children are her whole world.  Her days consist of shuttling her kids to and from school and all of their various extracurriculars, helping with homework, cooking nutritious meals, leading PTA meetings and other functions, and trying to be the best parent she can be.  It’s not an easy job, but it’s the best one she has ever had.  Her website is http://safetykid.info.