05 Jun The diverse benefits of Martial Arts
Self Defence and Protection
Across the world, Martial arts have been some of the most widely performed forms of self defence and protection.
Martial arts is an umbrella term for many combative exercises including Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Capoeira, Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Mixed Martial arts and many others .
The foundation of MA is correct form and technique, and this is what separates it from many other exercises.
Here at Fitness in Motion, our trainers teach you the core techniques required for MAs and adjust it to your skill level, whether you are a beginner or expert. ( Check our schedule here ).
Core strength and Toning
Aside from the combative benefits, it can also be used to improve core strength, flexibility and stamina.
When done correctly and in the right form, it can help you gain muscle mass, core strength and improve your range of motion.
Leading to results in toning and sculpting of the body, keeping you in great physical shape.
Improves Life Skills
Along with improving your physique, It helps develop important life skills such as dealing with high pressure. It enhances resilience and endurance in difficult situations. Like any other exercise, practices such as Boxing , Muay Thai , BJJ, MMA and others also release hormones such as endorphins, serotonin and dopamine that can boost overall mental health and wellbeing. After a rewarding class of you can feel psychological effects such as better self esteem, higher stability of emotions and relief from stress (Brennan, 2021).
Lastly, training can provide an incredible boost to one’s self discipline and determination.
The basic teaching styles of many Martial arts encourage mental control and perseverance. Going up the skill level takes practice and time and thus strongly promotes key life skills such as patience. Martial arts is centred around defeating an opponent by controlling them using effective strategies (Evolve MMA, n.d.). Mastering this control requires a great deal of will power, discipline and self regulation. Therefore, MA can greatly help to improve one’s mind and spirit.
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Brennan D. Mental Benefits of Martial Arts [Internet]. WebMD. 2021
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