If you’re still not ready to go back to your martial arts studio due to COVID-19 or any other reason, you might think there’s no other option than to give up your practice. While it’s better to do martial arts with an instructor — or at least a partner — it’s still possible to practice MMA, karate, jujitsu, or most other types of martial arts at home. Below, Life Horizons shares ideas for converting an unused space into a home gym and what it takes to have a productive practice at home.
Tips for Practicing at Home
- Some martial arts are easier to practice than others, so choose one that works for you.
- In particular, boxing is considered an easy martial art to learn on your own.
- In the absence of an instructor, online videos can help you hone your skills.
- Consider letting your kids participate so they can reap the benefits of martial arts, too.
How to Make a Functional Home Gym for Martial Arts
- If you have limited room, try this heavy bag hack for maximizing your space.
- Home gyms work great in basements if you have the room to spare.
- Learn what it takes to remodel a basement so it’s functional and within your budget (basement remodels typically cost at least $23,000).
- No matter the size of your gym, choose equipment that’ll enhance your practice.
- If you’re practicing with your kids, make sure they have the right safety gear.
- No gym is complete without good mats or pads to protect you and your floors.
Practicing martial arts at home is a good solution if you don’t want to risk going to your studio. And even once classes resume, you’ll be glad you have a home gym so you can stay fit between sessions.
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