It sounds like a bold claim doesn’t it? Yet martial arts is about much more than being able to defend yourself if you ever needed to. Many women who do take up martial arts do so primarily for the self-defence element. However it has plenty more benefits to offer – many of which you may never even have considered. And yes, some of those benefits might just change your life in the process.
Plenty of women feel like there are more hours in the day than they have energy for. Finding time to exercise can be tough but choosing martial arts means you can enjoy plenty of benefits. Like these:
A stronger cardiovascular system
It’s a real all-round sport that makes you feel great and delivers plenty more energy the more sessions you have. Doesn’t that sound great?
It’s great to feel fitter and healthier – two things martial arts training can certainly help you with. Yet perhaps best of all is the boost in self-confidence you’re bound to get as well.
You probably hadn’t thought about the mental side of martial arts, but in truth you’ll likely experience just as powerful a change (if not more so) than the physical changes that will take place. Your improved physical condition and belief that you can handle many more situations in life will make you feel far more confident than you may have been before. Maybe you avoid situations at the moment because you don’t feel confident in yourself. You’re not alone. Yet once you start reaping the rewards of taking regular martial arts classes you might be surprised at how different you feel.
Stress seems to be a common part of life, doesn’t it? So much so that you end up believing it’s a natural part of it – something you should experience on a daily basis.
But that doesn’t have to be the case. Many people who learn how to focus their thoughts and actions through martial arts are surprised at how stress seems to melt away when they have this regular activity to look forward to. Not only is the discipline good for cardiovascular health in a fitness sense, it’s also good for you in helping relieve stress levels. As such it’s a win-win situation, since excessive stress isn’t good for anyone.
A real change in life
It’s easy to look at the prospect of a martial arts class as just another regular fitness-related class. But as you can see, nothing could be further from the truth. If you want to make some positive changes in your life, taking this class could lead you to make many more changes than you might think was possible.
So why not consider it today? Feeling empowered to make positive changes in your life is a big deal. Just imagine – you could soon feel fitter, healthier, more positive and confident, and all thanks to some regular martial arts training.
Owner and Chief Instructor of Deacons Martial Arts and Fitness in Oadby, Leicester.