When it comes to martial arts, it’s easy to assume that it’s an activity reserved for competitive male athletes. But martial arts really is for anyone!
Martial arts draws people of all ages, both men and women. No matter your current fitness level or how much you know about Jiu-Jitsu or other martial arts, you can find your place in this sport.
Here are just a few of the things about martial arts that make it an activity that anyone can enjoy:
Focus on Individual Improvement
In martial arts, competition isn’t always the primary focus (unless you want it to be). Your individual goals for your martial arts practice determine the direction that you go. Sure, you have the opportunity to compete, but this is not a requirement.
The focus is on comparing your level of fitness and knowledge to where you were in the past. Your successes, both small and large, demonstrate your continuous improvement. For those who tend to avoid competing against others, martial arts can be a welcome change.
Improve Physical and Mental Health
When you train martial arts, your body will get physically fit. Both beginners and experienced martial arts students experience gains in physical fitness. But this is not the only benefit to your health. Martial arts will also make your mind more fit.
Martial arts training encourages students to develop mental skills like mental toughness, self-discipline, motivation, attention, and stress management. These are skills that continue to build over time as you progress through your martial arts journey.
Martial arts shows you that in any situation you encounter, you can handle yourself with confidence. At the same time, the focus on individual performance, coupled with the improvements to your health, do a lot to boost your self-confidence.
Confidence is a skill that both competitive and recreational martial arts students continue to develop over time. And the journey toward growth never ends.
At Ascendant Martial Arts in Regina, we offer a variety of programs for all ages and levels. To learn more about what we currently have to offer, contact us today.