Video games. You either love them, or you hate them. Regardless of your feelings towards computer or console gaming, there’s no doubt there has been a recent rise in popularity, and that’s not necessarily a good thing. While they might be entertaining, there are more productive ways you could fill your time. What could be better than video games you ask? Martial Arts is an excellent alternative to the mind-numbing action you witness on a screen. They allow you to be an active participant in a new and exciting sport and they come with a variety of benefits. Here’s why you should put down the controller and take a martial arts class.
Martial arts in Calgary are great for men, women and children. Whether you’re interested in kids karate for your children or Muay Thai for yourself, you’ll find a number of benefits including:
Getting in Shape
Unlike the sport of being a couch potato, martial arts offer a real opportunity for you to get in shape. Karate, Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai classes are fun and safe environments to work on getting fit.
Making New Friends
You might make friends online playing video games, but nothing compares to face-to-face connection and lifelong relationships. The friendships you make in a martial arts class will strengthen as you learn, succeed, and grow together.
Learning Something New
There is value in learning new skills. The sense of achievement and self-confidence you feel as you develop new abilities and move outside your comfort zone is way better than the thrill you feel at unlocking a new level. Furthermore, a sport like Karate has practical application in terms of self-defence if you ever find yourself in a threatening situation.
Gaining Important Values
Finally, while the primary purpose of a video game is to catch the bad guy (or, in some cases, be the bad guy), martial arts go deeper than simply learning how to kick, punch, or spar. The real value of martial arts comes in the intrinsic lessons that are taught including courage, discipline, and determination. Armed with these values, you are prepared to live a better, more wholesome life.
Arashi-do Martial Arts studio provides skilled instruction in multiple martial arts for children and adults. If you’re looking to improve your physical fitness, learn self-defence or learn important life skills, come into Arashi-do. To sign up for your first free lesson, visit our website at arashidomartialarts.ca. If you have any questions, send us an email or give us a call.
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