WHAT IS THE CONNECTION TO COMBAT SPORTS?
Coordination of movements, lateral movements, proprioception, muscle tone, flexibility, and work on balance. Here are just a few of the benefits of combat sports.
Where this type of sport is particularly interesting to seniors is in its work on balance. Falls constitute a significant number of incidents among seniors. And falls can have serious consequences! Trauma, fracture, post-fall syndrome, prolonged time on the ground and consequences for the kidneys.. There are many possible fun consequences. OBVIOUSLY, THERE ARE SENIORS AND SENIORS: SOMEONE WHO ALREADY HAS TROUBLE MOVING CERTAINLY HAS NO INTEREST IN STARTING JUDO.
The appeal of combat sports, particularly judo, is in working on two levels: practising a physical activity AND reflecting.
Learning to fall without injuring oneself is a significant advantage.
We differentiate 3 types of falls:
forward (knowing how to be prepared - rolling around the arm to cushion the fall - can prevent a wrist fracture),
backward (where you will try to protect the vertebrae and prevent hitting the back of the head),
side (where the head of the femur is exposed).~
With regular training, protecting yourself from falls and accepting them while absorbing the impact will become a reflex.~
And a reflex that could very well prevent a fracture! Tempting, isn't it?