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Many seniors and other adults assume they are too old for martial arts, and no schools are available to teach senior and adult martial arts. Nothing is further from the truth. In traditional (non-sport) martial arts, there are schools that follow the old Okinawa traditions of teaching martial arts to adults and seniors, and many will not take kids and teens under 16 years of age.
Traditional martial arts are designed to improve a person's outlook on life, by keeping members healthy through physical and mental conditioning. The intense training of martial arts, often produces weight loss, and good circulatory systems, through proper breathing, stretching, meditation, and diet. Just take a look at the Okinawa people - they have many centurions because of their physical health and diet, more per capita than any other group in the world.