Benefits for Adults


Karate isn’t just for children. At Danbury Kanreikai Karate, our classes offer you countless mental and physical benefits.

You will learn how to calm your mind, eliminate stress, and learn self defense, all while receiving a complete, strength-building, fat-burning work out. Karate experts are some of the strongest and leanest of all athletes.

Our class schedule is designed to fit around your work schedule. We offer adult classes every day before and after traditional work hours.

You’ll be able to partake in all of community activities and events. These are designed to bring people together, thus strengthening the bonds between classmates. If you’re new to the area, this is the perfect opportunity to meet new people!

More information: Benefits for Children and Benefits for Families.

5 Ways Karate Benefits Adults


In our increasingly sedentary lifestyle, a few hours a week can be enough to combat obesity, heart disease, weight gain, and other health issues. Warm-up exercises and the martial art routines themselves challenge your muscles and cardiovascular system. Training without weights (using the body’s natural strength and power) reduces the risk of injury. Martial artists are known for being toned, flexible, and fit.

Self Defense

The ability to defend yourself is empowering. With regular practice, you will learn to defend yourself in a variety of ways. Moreover, you will learn techniques to avoid problems in the first place. You will become confident with yourself and your skills, and learn to avoid violence entirely.


Discipline isn’t just for kids. It is taught in the dojo in regards to etiquette, uniform, customs, and techniques. Karate will help you concentrate on a goal and see it to the end. Martial artists find that the discipline they learn in class can be applied to other aspects of their life, including relationships and work.

Stress Relief

Everyone has stress in their life, and karate is an excellent tool to help you relieve it. Our martial arts program will teach you how to channel that negative energy out of your body and use it to your advantage. You will learn how to simultaneously relax your muscles and your brain.


Many adults struggle with issues of confidence and passiveness. Our belt ranking system is designed to reward your achievements as you progress, and stimulate your drive for more. You’ll experience pride as you become more skilled. You’ll celebrate alongside your teammates. You will find that you become more confidant in other areas of your life as well, such as meeting new people or taking on more responsibility at work.

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