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How many calories do I burn doing martial arts?

How many calories do I burn doing martial arts?

You can burn 360 – 955 calories during 30 minutes of martial arts.

It depends on how much you weigh and how hard you exercise. Below is an estimate of how many calories you can burn in 30 minutes of Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, or Tae kwan do.

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 360 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 475 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 595 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 715 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 835 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 955 calories in 30 minutes.
Sources:
Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Whitt MC, et al. Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 32, No. 9, Suppl., pp. S498–S516, 2000.
Calorie calculations from equation: (METs x 3.5 x body weight in kg)/200 = calories/minute
METs x 3.5 x body weight in kg)/200 = calories/minute



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