What is the difference between martial arts and group exercise?
Fitness exercises and drills are valuable in some cases, but every moment an instructor spends teaching fitness and exercise or yelling and punishments is a moment not spent learning martial arts content.
If classes involve a lot of physical activity or repetitive exercise without examination of martial technique, the main focus might not be on martial arts but on physical fitness. A martial arts class looks at more than physical fitness, but on providing students with the chance to explore and challenge curriculum in order to fully own its martial arts content!
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