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  • Writer's pictureNachum Kaplan

The Top 8 Martial Arts Myths Exposed

Updated: Aug 16, 2021

There are a lot of misconceptions about martial arts training and unfortunately these stop many people enjoying the many benefits that martial arts training offers. Here are the top 8 myths that stop people enrolling in a martial arts course.

1. I am too unfit. Why not use martial arts to help you get fit rather than using lack of fitness as an excuse not to learn a martial art? You burn up to 450 calories an hour when training in martial arts


2. I am too old. Ninjutsu is based on natural movement and doesn’t rely on strength or flexibility so people of any age can learn it – and it will help you stay young.

3. I am scared of getting injured. Injuries are rarer in martial arts, especially non-competitive ones, than in sports such as football and tennis because we respect the power of our techniques, respect each other and take great care.

4. I am too uncoordinated. Martial arts are a great way to improve your co-ordination. Everyone is uncoordinated when they start learning a martial art and everyone improves surprisingly quickly.

5. Martial arts training is boring and repetitive. Not at Singapore Ninjutsu, it isn’t. We have unique learning method that is all-action and minimizes repetition.

6. It is pointless. I will never need self defence skills. Lucky you! But remember this: while you may be unlikely to need self defence skills, when you do need them, you will need them REALLY BADLY.

7. I don’t have the time. That may be true, especially if you spend a lot of time on Facebook, watching television, glued to your mobile phone and hanging out in Starbucks. If you have young children on the other hand, I believe you.

8. Martial Arts are too macho and competitive. Not if you join a good dojo! At Singapore Ninjutsu we have nothing to prove. We don’t want to be better than you, we want to be better than we are now – and we want the same for you.

If you would like to experience the many benefits of martial arts training, contact us now.

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