It can get you in shape
You’ve probably seen a lot of well-known martial artists in movies and on TV shows. The most popular martial artists are in pretty good shape, and that’s because they tend to train a lot. While learning a martial art may be good for self-defense, it’s also great at helping you to get in shape.
Incredibly, I lost 21 pounds simply by practicing, I didn’t change my diet, I just started to practice three to four times a week. I lost the weight because I was moving about more, I was using up energy that I wouldn’t have used up otherwise.
It can encourage discipline
When you first take up martial arts, you may be surprised to learn how much discipline is involved. If you want to learn a lot of different moves, and be flexible enough to do them in the first place, you’ll need to discipline yourself. What’s more is you’ll also learn even more disciplines as you delve further into the history of and the story behind your chosen martial arts.
If you want to be really good at a specific martial arts, you’ll have to practice quite a bit. Even the best martial artists in the world have to practice a lot (It’s how they get so good). Discipline can really help you to turn your life around, it certainly helped me to see that I am the one who’s in control of my life, rather than my parents who always put me down.
It can be a lot of fun
Although it can be a lot of hard work, taking up a form of martial arts can be a lot of fun. It can be great taking out your frustrations on a sparring partner or some training pads. It can also be fun meeting new people, and discovering you have similar interests.
I enjoy visiting my favorite martial art store as I can get a whole range of equipment that helps me to practice further and therefore better myself.
You don’t have to be the next Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee to enjoy martial arts, but if you can dedicate a few hours a week to it, it could change your life too.