Practicing martial arts techniques is a total body and cardio workout. It has the added value of refining your self defense skills. I offer private, semi-private and small group Kung Fu Fitness & self defense sessions as part of my fitness programs. If you are interested in learning basic martial arts techniques as a good fat burning workout with self defense value, let me know.
Here are a couple of videos showing my old broken ass trying to maintain some martial art skills while getting in a good workout. It is a smoker but it is fun. I'm not as flexible or as fast as I was in the old days, nor is my form anywhere near as good as it used to be but I try to maintain what I can.