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The History of Martial Arts

The History of Martial Arts

by Leana Kell

  The true roots of martial arts are not easy to trace. The art of mock combat, in particular wrestling, has been part of mankind since its beginnings. Martial arts evolved with the development of the human physiology and has grown into what we now recognise as martial arts in the modern era.   Below, Beemat takes a look at the history of martial arts and how it has evolved over thousands of years to become what it is today. Origin of martial arts The earliest evidence of martial arts originates from depictions of fights both in figurative art and...

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7 reasons to go to the Rio 2016 Olympics

7 reasons to go to the Rio 2016 Olympics

by Leana Kell

  The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are due to take place in just 6 months time, and with only a short time to go until the opening on 5 August, Beemat names 7 reasons why we think everyone should visit the Olympic Games at least once in their lifetime!   1. The sporting buzz - the 2012 London Olympic Games created a buzz in the sporting world. Suddenly, those who had never set foot in a gym, swimming pool or sports hall, felt a growing urge to make a start. The percentage of people partaking in sporting activities...

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6 reasons why gymnastics is great for kids

6 reasons why gymnastics is great for kids

by Leana Kell

Gymnastics has grown in popularity over the past decade with more provisions being set aside by local councils and charities to support growth of the sport. Our recent success in the London Olympics 2012 brought gymnastics to the forefront, and it's positive influence on children is becoming widely apparent. Gymnastics is one of the most comprehensive exercise programs available to children as it incorporates a number of different skills into one sport such as strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, power and discipline. Beemat takes a look below at why gymnastics is so beneficial to children. Improves health It goes without...

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