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Top 10 Reasons to Learn Martial Arts

Top 10 Reasons to Learn Martial Arts

At Arashi-Do Martial Arts, we know that If you’re considering martial arts either for yourself or your child, it’s a great choice! There are so many benefits for your physical and mental health. But, we also know that the decision to try something new is often scary, no matter how cool it is.

In this quick guide you will find 10 reasons to learn martial arts.

1. INCREASED CONFIDENCE

Learning martial arts at any age can be a huge booster to your confidence. Practicing, improving, and succeeding at a skill improves self-image and gives participants confidence that they can succeed in other areas and ventures.

Children who participate in karate, brazilian jiu jitsu or muay thai show improved confidence and even better performance in school. If you’re looking to improve your child’s self-confidence or yours, martial arts are a great activity to do so.

2. FULL BODY WORKOUT

Training in martial arts is truly a full body workout. The consistent practice has shown to increase overall mobility, improve your cardiovascular endurance and increase muscle.

Our safe and fun martial arts classes involve repeated muscular actions that over time build strength and burn fat.

3. INCREASED FLEXIBILITY

Repetitive movements like high kicks, low stances, footwork, and ground maneuvering improve flexibility and mobility which will benefit your overall health. Increased flexibility is proven to improve posture, increase freedom of movement and improves your ability to relax your mind and body.

4. BETTER COORDINATION

All martial arts require spatial awareness and coordinating movement with another person. 

These factors improve the coordination and awareness of the participant’s body as well as the people and objects around them.

5. SELF DEFENSE SKILLS

A common and obvious benefit to learning martial arts is an improved ability to perform self-defense maneuvers in situations where there is a real threat. Our martial arts classes can prepare you and your children to defend themselves in life-threatening and dangerous situations.

6. LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEART RATE

Martial arts classes are often similar to H.I.I.T. (high intensity interval training), which are proven to improve overall heart health, lower cholesterol, and provide more regulated blood sugar and insulin levels.

Regular training in karate, brazilian jiu jitsu and muay thai will give you the physical benefits of regular exercise without having to run on a treadmill or lift weights. It’s a great option to improve your health.

7. IMPROVED MENTAL STAMINA

Recent research showed that aerobic exercise (like martial arts) actually produced a physical change in the brain that promotes better memory and learning skills.

This is a great benefit that many people aren’t aware of when it comes to martial arts.

8. IMPROVED SOCIAL SKILLS

Martial arts can also help you develop social skills. This is because of the team environment. You’re working alongside people with the same goals as you, learning and growing together.

This is especially beneficial for children. In martial arts classes, they’ll be able to learn how to resolve conflicts, make new friends, and show compassion.

9. DEVELOP SELF DISCIPLINE

At Arashi-Do Martial Arts you will become accustomed to being given direction during our uniquely structured classes. In this environment you have to pay attention to the task at hand and to ignore any distractions.

It is crucial to realize that achieving your martial arts goals depends on you. No one else can do it for you. This promotes self-reliance and independence in every aspect of you and your child’s life.

10. STRESS RELIEF

Practicing martial arts is one of the best stress relievers around. In our safe and fun classes you will need to focus on the present and things you can control.When you are more focused and confident, your thoughts become clearer and you’ll develop increased mental focus for tasks on and off of the mats.

When you join Arashi-Do you become part of our family. It is a great place for both kids and adults to make new friends. At Arashi-Do we create a judgement free environment where everyone treats each other with respect. And the best part is that martial arts training is fun!

Are you thinking of joining us for the first time? All of our schools are open and ready to help you start your martial arts journey! Contact us today for a FREE TRIAL CLASS.

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