American Sports and Fitness Association® is proud to offer the Martial Arts Fitness Instruction Certification. In the fitness industry, there are always trends and fads. However, martial arts, has been around for thousands of years.
In true definition, there has always been some form of martial arts and martial training for militaries, law enforcement, and others. Though there are many styles and origins of martial arts, they all have several key factors in common. The most prevalent of these factors is the physical conditioning required to compete or participate in combative and martial methods. ASFA® offers the Martial Arts Fitness Instructor Certification to fitness professionals with a specified need to teach fighting arts. Whether you are instructing martial arts classes or providing a unique training opportunity for members of the military or law enforcement, physical fitness is of the utmost importance.
In the last decade, martial arts popularity has skyrocketed with the advent of mixed martial arts televised coverage. Now, many athletes make their living by competing in mixed martial arts. Much like more mainstream sports such as baseball and basketball, martial arts competitions are receiving a great deal of media coverage and attention.
So what does this mean to you as a certified fitness professional?
The answer is simple. The more popular martial arts becomes, the more demand there is for martial arts specific conditioning. Now, martial arts conditioning is not only sought out by military and law enforcement professionals, but by enthusiasts who wish to compete in martial arts or just love watching the competition. Maybe it is time for you to think about specializing in martial arts fitness and become a Martial Arts Fitness Instructor.
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