Start-the-New-Year-with-Martial-Arts-Ascendant-Martial-ArtsThere’s something about a new year that makes us want to start or change things in our lives.

So if you happen to be looking for a new activity for your son, daughter, or yourself, martial arts is an excellent option. Not only will you get the physical and mental benefits of a full-body workout, but you’ll also learn valuable skills for self-defense.

Here are a few more reasons why you should start the new year with martial arts:

1. Learn something new.

Not only will martial arts introduce a brand new activity into your or your child’s life, but you’ll also learn something new. Even if you’ve been practicing martial arts for years, now is the time to take a look at your training and find a way to learn something new. By keeping your focus on learning and improving, you’re more likely to stick with an activity like martial arts than if you were only in it to look good or be better than your fellow students.

2. Do something fun.

If the idea of starting out your new year on a treadmill is just not that appealing to you, then try to find something that’s actually fun. If every workout seems like something that you have to do, then it’s probably not going to be all that enjoyable. When it comes to physical activity, there are so many options to choose from – including martial arts. So if you’re curious about giving it a try because it seems like something you’d like to do regularly, now is the time to try it out!

3. Meet new people.

It can be challenging to meet new people and develop new friendships. Picking up an activity like martial arts creates an opportunity for you or your children to meet new people outside of work or school. You’ll likely find that you have a lot in common with your fellow students. Martial arts is known for creating supportive communities where you can grow as an individual, learn from others, and help others learn, as well.

To find out more about how to start a martial arts practice of your own, contact us at Ascendant Martial Arts in Regina. We have a variety of martial arts programs for both adults and kids in a safe, friendly, and welcoming environment.