While most people are no stranger to martial arts, in these posts we explain the differences between the copious varieties of martial arts that exist today in order to help you decide which type is best for your own personal fitness goals. We demonstrate how martial arts are a great tool to get in shape faster than standard workout routines with more fun and a lot less pain. We also discuss how martial arts has grown immensely among kids and young adults as a proven fun and effective activity for promoting a healthy lifestyle — more so than team sports! Browse our martial arts posts and sign up for a free demo class today at Gracie Barra of Santa Barbara to start your journey to a better you!