Jiu Jitsu can be a fun and different way to work out. Plus, it gives you a chance to learn self-defense skills while working toward personal goals.
In addition to these physical health benefits, there are several mental health benefits to committing to a consistent martial arts practice.
Here are a few of the mental health benefits of Jiu Jitsu:
1. Reduced Stress
A little bit of stress is a good thing. But when the stresses of daily life start to take over, it can have a negative impact on your health and well-being. Jiu Jitsu is an effective stress outlet. Not only are you getting physical activity, but your training can help you forget (even if only for a short time) whatever was bothering you before starting class.
2. Greater Self-Discipline
The more self-disciplined you become, the more your physical and mental health can improve. Martial arts helps you develop self-discipline by a focus on personal improvement. To get better or see change, you have to commit to the effort and the work it takes to get the results you want. If you feel like you tend to give up too quickly, know that it takes time to develop. But it will happen if you stay patient and stick with your practice.
3. Better Focus
Jiu Jitsu creates an environment where you’re able to concentrate. Over time, you improve your focus and attention. Eventually, you can take your ability to work with a clear mind off of the mats and into other areas of your life – at home, in relationships, and at work. Improved focus helps you make better decisions, solve problems, and brainstorm effective solutions.
4. Increased Self-Confidence
Self-confidence increases when you feel like you can do something well or accomplish a task or complete an activity successfully. As you learn more about Jiu Jitsu, recognizing that you have mastered specific skills or successfully putting together a sequence of movements boosts your self-confidence. When you have more confidence, you can approach your daily life with a healthier mindset.
Ascendant Martial Arts in Regina offers a variety of programs for kids and adults, including martial arts and wrestling. To learn more about what we’re currently offering and how to get started, contact us today.