Martial arts have moved out of action flicks into your workout routine. And for good reason -- they not only help you stay fit but also burn tons of calories. Well-known martial arts expert Anmol Londhe tells you which are the best martial arts for weight loss. So find out whether taekwondo is better or karate for a slimmer you.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA): Depending on the intensity of the activity, in one hour of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) session you can burn anywhere between 500-2000 calories. It involves a lot of strength training and cardiovascular moves that help in revving up your metabolism contributing to weight loss.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu: Losing weight with Brazilian jiu-jitsu can be child’s play. In only half an hour of this combat sports session, you can burn up to 350 calories. It is especially useful as a lean muscle workout.
Taekwondo: A person weighing 70kg can burn up to an impressive 600 calories in an hour of taekwondo. This martial art form will also help you build powerful torso muscles and strong arms and legs.
Karate: When it comes burning calories and building strong muscles, karate can be an ideal workout for you. In 30 minutes of a karate session, you can burn 280 calories. Plus it will also help build your cardiovascular strength and fitness.
Tai chi: A 30-minute of tai chi session can help you burn as much as 255 calories. Tai chi can also contribute to reducing stress which in turn can help you lose weight.