Let us start off by saying that we are in no way, shape and form affiliated with the companies mentioned down below. If only we were, we wouldn’t haven’t to be financing this portal out of our own pocket. When I was first starting out training martial arts I only had a simple white cloth uniform. Not that there’s anything wrong with that though. I’ve been using it for quite some time. But I am a girl and I like to dress up. That’s where Akross.ca comes into play.
Where to buy training gear in Canada
If you haven’t heard of Akross.ca, then you must be new to the world of martial arts training. Most of the WTFCanada team has been buying gear from them at one point or another. They have a great selection of gear that’s sorted according to martial art (karate, taekwondo), activity (sparring, solo practice) and of course there’s the usual kids sizes, adult sizes, etc. What’s interesting about Akross.ca is that they even have training gear approved by the respective national martial art associations.
Next to uniforms, they have sparing sets, chest pads, head gear, arm guards, etc. Next to each item on their webshop, there are reviews from people telling you what kind of quality a particular item is, just like on Amazon or eBay. Give Akross a try if you’re looking for a place where to buy gear.
A lot of people view martial arts only as a means to learning self defense, or improving ones physical abilities. True, you’re going to be doing a lot of that if you decide to train a martial art. There is however another, often overlooked, side to learning a martial art. What I’m talking about is the fact that while learning a martial art, you end up meeting new people and making new friends.
Martial arts as a way to find friends and to socialize
Training martial arts is a rewarding activity in and of itself. Assuming you practice and train on a regular basis, you’ll get in shape, learn how to protect yourself and also you’ll boost your confidence. Another useful benefit of martial arts training lies in the fact that you’ll meet people, make friends and socialize. It’s a win-win situation basically.
The social component of martial arts training is good thing for both kids and adults. Modern way of life can be very alienating. We are caught up in daily tasks and rarely find the time to mingle with others. I’m sure most of you will agree with me. Again, this is true for both kids and adults. Only difference is that kids have lots of school chore, although they do spend times with their friends in school. Martial art training is a great method for getting out there, unwinding and letting off some steam in the company of like-minded individuals. Try it, it helped me a lot getting out of my shell.