Building-a-Strong-Community-through-Martial-Arts-and-Wrestling-Ascendant-Martial-ArtsIndividuals who participate in martial arts and wrestling have a unique opportunity to impact their community positively. This impact comes from the lessons, values, and skills that each individual learns through martial arts wrestling and ultimately share with the local community.

The benefits you gain from martial arts and wrestling are visible to others giving you a chance to set a positive example. Here are a few character-building tools and skills developed through martial arts and wrestling:

1. Confidence

Participating in martial arts helps you develop a belief and trust in your abilities. With practice, you learn that your ability is the result of hard work, patience, and discipline. When you have confidence in yourself, you’re more likely to contribute your talents and ideas to your community.

2. Self-Esteem

Martial arts and wrestling are for everyone. As you recognize that your improvement doesn’t come from comparing your skills to others, this can have a positive impact on your level of self-esteem. You have your own set of personal strengths and weaknesses. As you continue to develop your skills, you’ll find that you feel pretty good about your progress and yourself. And again, when you think this way you’re more likely to share who you are with your community.

3. Independence

Improvement in martial arts and wrestling comes from the work you’re willing to put into your practice. While you have a supportive group of students and instructors around you, your personal development is the result of taking responsibility for your training and owning the process. Rather than shifting responsibility or blaming others, independent students are more likely also to demonstrate accountability for their actions in their community.

4. Integrity

Acting with integrity means demonstrating honor and respect. No matter the situation or who you’re speaking with, martial arts students are expected to maintain these essential values. At the same time, a strong community is the result of community members who honor and respect each other.

5. Work Ethic

Through training, we learn that we will have good days and also not so good days. Some days you’ll have a great training session, and other days you’ll like you’re a beginner all over again. With practice, you work on improving your mental skills so that you’re able to get beyond the bad days. Which is a valuable lesson to use in our daily lives and our community.

Through martial arts and wrestling, we aim to make better people and better communities. Take the first step toward creating a unique and positive impact on your community. To learn more about the programs we offer at Ascendant Martial Arts in Regina, contact us today.