Health and Physical Fitness

Training in our program will improve cardiovascular fitness as well as tone the muscular system. Strength will increase from the calisthenics and the overall power of one's body will definitely be enhanced.

Flexibility will also improve significantly while training since entire ranges of motion from the body are a focus. As a result of the improved flexibility, circulation and balance are greatly enhanced.

Unlike many other forms of physical activity, martial arts also have a mental and sometimes spiritual element which not only improves the mind's focus but also helps in self control. Emotions such as anger and fear are better controlled through our training program. Many martial artists can find an inner peace through their training. In today's hectic world, these particular benefits translate into one of the most effective stress management tools available.

Stress is the “wear and tear” our bodies experience as we adjust to our continually changing environment; it has physical and emotional effects on us and can create positive or negative feelings. As a positive influence, stress can help compel us to action; it can result in a new awareness and an exciting new perspective. As a negative influence, it can result in feelings of distrust, rejection, anger, and depression, which in turn can lead to health problems such as headaches, upset stomach, rashes, insomnia, ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Stress will help or hinder us depending on how we react to it. In the Griffin schools, you become better prepared to manage stress and as a result, make it work for you in a positive way. When training in a session or in a group class, all the day to day troubles of the world seem to be forgotten. People come out refreshed, energized and ready.