My years of experience in both the fitness industry and martial arts have shown me the many benefits that martial arts can have on a person. There are physical benefits of burning calories and getting fit, but most importantly it allows for personal growth and mental discipline. Here are seven amazing reasons why women should do martial arts:
1. It teaches you self defense
For women, learning the art of self-defense can be a life-changing experience because it empowers them with confidence, knowledge, and determination. It is an empowering feeling to know that you can defend yourself safely in 95% of real life situations.
2. It builds your confidence
When you train regularly and find yourself improving, you’ll gain confidence. Also, you’ll feel better about how you look, as you’ll have a nice, toned body to flaunt at the beach! Do you know that in just one 60 min session, you can burn up to 1,000 calories?
3. It helps you get into shape
Besides the defined muscles you’ll develop, martial arts will teach you to punch fear in the face. This is all thanks to the situations that might make you feel uncomfortable or intimidated.
As you get stronger both physically and mentally during your martial arts journey, you’ll notice that you’re getting in shape inside out. This would help greatly in your daily life, because you’ll learn to embrace the many challenges life brings.
4. It lets you make awesome friends
The more time you spend training in the gym, the more people you’ll meet and train or even spar with. They’ll be the ones who go through tough training sessions with you and encourage you to go beyond your limits while they push their own.
5. It develops mental toughness
Persistence is one of the greatest qualities you’ll cultivate when you train martial arts. As a martial artist, you’ll learn to get back up on your feet from every fall, and keep on trying till you nail those techniques.
This persistence will not only help you in the ring, but also in your daily life when you deal with various obstacles. Martial arts is ultimately a never ending journey of self-improvement, so you’ll definitely keep striving to be the best version of yourself.
6. It teaches you how to love yourself
Because your body is both your weapon and armor in martial arts, training regularly will teach you to respect and treat it well. This means you’ll learn to lead a healthier lifestyle with sufficient rest and fuel up with the right food.
When you pick up these good habits, you’ll slowly become a lean, mean the version of yourself.
7. It helps you become a happier person
An intense martial arts class will boost your endorphins so you can leave all your worries behind (for that hour at least). It’s a win-win situation for you because you’ll feel great while getting in shape!
What’s more, the happiness you feel when you achieve your goals – be it mastering that new technique or powerful workout – is simply indescribable.