On Wednesday, May 7, soccer superstar Lionel Messi announced that he would be joining Major League Soccer Club Inter Miami. This was a blockbuster announcement that shocked the sporting world, even more so since it followed rumors of a lucrative deal in Saudi Arabia and reports of a move back to Barcelona, the team that made him famous.

This is great news for Miami and will help the city to become one of the most famous sports cities in the world. We are excited to have Messi as our neighbor, as his residence is only three miles south of Vital Martial Arts Academy.

And here is a good question: can martial arts help with soccer?

If you’re looking to improve your soccer game, Kung Fu (including Wushu and Tai Chi) training can help. These martial arts can help you develop the strength, balance, focus, and reaction time that are essential for success on the soccer field.

Kicking Techniques and Leg Muscles

Kung Fu incorporates effective kicking techniques that can help you develop stronger leg muscles and improve your kicking power. These martial arts can also help you develop better footwork, which is important for dribbling and passing the ball.

Core Muscles and Balance

Kung Fu focus on core strength and balance. This can help you improve your balance and stability on the soccer field. This is important for staying in control of the ball and avoiding injuries.

Focus, Reaction Time, and Timing

Kung Fu training can help you improve your focus, reaction time, and timing. This is important for making split-second decisions on the soccer field.


Cross-training is a great way to improve your overall fitness and performance. Kung Fu is a great options for cross-training because they can help you develop a variety of physical and mental skills.

Soccer legend and Taekwondo black belt Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been benefiting immensely from his cross-training experience.

If you’re looking to improve your soccer game, Kung Fu can be a great way to do it. These martial arts can help you develop the physical and mental skills that are essential for success on the soccer field.

Here are some additional benefits of Kung Fu training for soccer players:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved coordination
  • Reduced stress
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Improved discipline
  • Increased teamwork skills

👊⚽🏆 If you’re interested in learning more about how Kung Fu can help you improve your soccer game, please contact our school. Our master Vital Yarashevich has successfully worked with professional tennis, golf and soccer players. One of his top students was Aliaksandra Sasnovich (WTA #29). We would be happy to discuss your individual needs and goals and help you create a training plan that is right for you.