Yes. Martial arts instruction teaches self-defense and defense of others. Students learn how to leverage their natural strength and abilities in dangerous situations.
I live in a tough neighborhood and I don’t feel safe at night. Can studying martial arts help me feel better?
Yes. Studying martial arts builds physical strength and mental resilience, and makes many people feel confident about their ability to defend themselves.
It might. Oftentimes, insomnia is caused by worry and anxiety. Getting a good workout releases happy hormones known as endorphins. In addition, being physically tired can help you calm your brain at night.
I already feel stressed out because of my schedule. How is adding one more obligation going to help?
A lot of times, we feel stressed out because we over-commit and don’t schedule time for ourselves. Martial arts classes help teach mindfulness and perspective, and that can help you pare down your schedule accordingly.
Maybe. Depression is a complicated thing, but getting regular workouts releases endorphins and that can help you feel better. You should still talk to a doctor if you think you might have depression.
I feel stressed out all the time and I don’t know what to do about it. How can taking martial arts classes relieve my stress?
Martial arts classes burn calories and provide students with a healthy outlet for their stress and anger. Many students report feeling calm and relaxed after a workout.
Martial arts classes don’t have to be about fighting. Many students who take classes just want to get in shape – and kicking and punching helps them do it.
I’ve started many exercise classes and given up out of boredom. How will martial arts keep me motivated?
Martial arts classes focus on setting students up to achieve small, short-term goals in pursuit of larger goals. Achievements are regularly rewarded and that helps build motivation.
Yes. Martial arts workouts give the heart a workout too, and coming to classes regularly increases cardiovascular fitness.
Yes. Martial arts instruction focuses on building core strength and improving balance. As you become more aware of your body and its capabilities, you will feel less clumsy.