Top 10 Reasons to Learn Martial Arts
In the United States, martial arts are more popular than ever. Considering martial arts either for yourself or your child, is a great choice. There are many positive benefits, both physically and mentally. Even with all the great benefits, sometimes we still struggle to commit to training.
So here are 10 reasons why you should train martial arts. Check it out...
Increased confidence is something that martial artists of all ages enjoy. Whether it's for you or your child, martial arts can help you improve your confidence.
Having success and growing within a martial arts program and improving a skill can improve self-image. It gives participants confidence that they can succeed in other areas of life.
Children who participate in martial arts, show improved confidence and even better performance in school. So, if you're looking to improve you or your child's self-confidence, training martial arts is a great way to do so.
It’s a great workout
Tire of the gym or the same old workout? Training Martial Arts is a workout that will whip you into shape.
That's because martial arts provides a full body workout that is challenging and fun. Practicing Martial Arts can increase mobility, flexibility, increase muscle and health.
Training Martial Arts involve can also help burn body fat. Who doesn't want that?
So why not learn to defend yourself and get in shape at the same time?
Stretching and training improve flexibility and mobility which will benefit your overall health. People who move better, feel better. People who feel better, are happier! There are many benefits to improved flexibility including:
Martial Arts requires awareness and coordinating movement of our body and another person. This helps improve coordination through practice and training which translates into life. Technique and skills we practice in our Martial Arts training can help improve our skills in other physical activities. Whether it’s playing a sport, playing with our friends or playing with our family, if we move better, we can play better.
All of these factors improve the coordination and awareness of the participant's body as well as the people and objects around them.
SELF DEFENSE SKILLS
One obvious benefit to learning Martial Arts is learning to defend ourselves. Self-defense techniques to keep us prepared and ready in situations where there is a real threat.
In today’s world, it is important that not only can we defend ourselves but our children as well. Everyone can benefit from being able to defend themselves.
LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEART RATE
Participants in martial arts have been shown to have lower blood pressure and heart rates. This is because Martial Arts training is a physical activity that will challenge us through our training. Practice and training will put our bodies through a workout.
Martial Arts training can improve overall heart health, lower cholesterol, and provide more regulated blood sugar and insulin levels. Say hello to a healthier body happier life!
Martial artists enjoy all the physical benefits of regular exercise without having to run on a treadmill or lift weights. It’s a great option if you are looking to get out of the gym or add something to your gym workouts.
IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL STAMINA
Recent research showed that aerobic exercise can produce a physical change in the brain that promotes better memory and learning skills.
People often see the physical side of Martial Arts but there’s a mental side as well. Challenging ourselves to push past areas that we don’t think we can, fighting through stressful situations and coming out stronger through success, builds mental toughness.
IMPROVED SOCIAL SKILLS
Martial arts can also help you develop social skills. You work alongside people with the same goals, learning and growing together. Martial Arts develops leadership skills. Many students, as they grow through the ranks become assistant instructors and instructors. Students grow and become leaders as a natural process of training Martial Arts.
Children and adult students learn how to resolve conflicts, make new friends, and show compassion. Being in a new environment can be scary for children, but learning how to navigate that situation in a safe controlled environment is a great skill that will benefit them for life.
DEVELOP SELF DISCIPLINE
Martial Arts classes are built off of direction and structure. In this environment, you have to focus on the task at hand and block out distractions. As a student becomes successful, self-discipline improves.
It's also crucial to realize that achieving your martial arts goals depends on you. No one else can do it for you. This promotes self-reliance, independence and accountability. You must put in the work to improve and grow. To be your best, you need to be dedicated and put in the required effort.
As you progress, you'll gain self-discipline that will be beneficial in other aspects of your life as well.
This is one of the most common reasons that people say they train Martial Arts. If for no other reason, everyone should train for stress relief. People today are STRESSED! Not just adults, children too.
It is important to have an outlet, a way to relieve some stress every day. As students, when we step onto the mat, we get to put everything else in our lives aside for a little bit. Having something that allows us to escape every day life for 60-90 minutes or more each day can greatly reduce the stress in our lives. It just makes us happier.
Improved confidence through our training can reduce our stress as well. Knowing that we have the skills needed to work through situations that we face throughout our days makes life seem a little easier and just a little bit less stressful.
Training Martial Arts will leave you with an increased mental focus and a greater appreciation for the world around you. Through a fun, safe, and challenging training environment, you can grow and work towards your goals.