Why Martial Arts?
There are many advantages of taking part in Martial Arts. Here we've put together all you need know about why Martial Arts is great for adults and children!
Martial Arts are an excellent form of exercise - scientific studies have proven that adults who take part have better stamina, strength, flexibility and muscle endurance.
Martial Arts are a fun way of staying in shape - adults who take up a Martial Art have less body fat than those with a more sedentary lifestyle.
Those who take up Martial Arts can use their confidence and awareness of their surroundings as well as, if necessary, their balance, agility and skills to avoid physical confrontations by quickly recognising potentially problematic situations and preventing them from escalating.
Martial Arts help to reduce stress and lessen tension by giving an opportunity to relieve the anxiety which has built up during day to day life.
Martial Arts make participants more productive - hard physical exertion releases endorphins which keeps the brain functioning well.
Because all people can take part in Martial Arts, it’s a wonderful way for parents to spend more time with their partner and their children.
The enhanced level of self-esteem which comes with taking part in Martial Arts can help participants in their career and personal life, as they look at challenges in a more positive fashion.
Respect for others
All Martial Arts have a strict set of rules which require the participant to be courteous to those around them. An adherence to etiquette is vital.
Forget social networks and text messaging - training in Martial Arts develops focus and improves levels of concentration through rhythmic breathing exercises.
Physical coordination tends to improve rapidly in adults who take up a Martial Art - many of the techniques which must be learnt are complicated, and require hours of practice to perfect.
Keeping them fit
Child obesity is an enormous problem throughout the world, and the epidemic is only set to get worse. Martial Arts provides a great all over body workout, forcing participants to use muscles that are rarely exercised.
Great for social skills
Social skills is a crucial aspect of childhood and a lack of it can really show and affect the child as they grow older. Martial Arts, with its team work and skill sharing, is one of the activities that encourages and promotes this in a healthy way.
They will learn team work
Team work is something required in school, the workplace and everyday life. Martial Arts is impossible without effective team work, forcing them to develop necessary skills.
Boosts self esteem
Many kids suffer from lack of self esteem, however confident they may appear. Martial Arts is rewarding in every sense, and awards and competitions will help to boost their self-esteem and confidence.
Increase in discipline
With discipline being such a leading factor in Martial Arts it is easy for this routine to cross over into everyday life, ensuring better practices and attitude when dealing with all manner of situations.
Martial Arts is all about self-improvement and growing within the sport, and so target setting and achieving goals plays a big part.
Through the sport, they will learn how to practice self defence in a safe and proper way, allowing them to protect themselves if ever in danger.
Enhancing listening skills
Martial Arts is one of the few sports that requires as much listening and paying attention as it does physical activity.
The modern world presents many problems for concentration and focus, with distractions everywhere. Each session of Martial Arts requires lengthy concentration.
Getting children to understand the notion of respect for others and their elders is no easy task, but Martial Arts certainly helps, emphasising its value.