Martial Arts are a fun way of staying in shape – adults who take up a Martial Art have less body fat than those with a more sedentary lifestyle.
Those who take up Martial Arts can use their confidence and awareness of their surroundings as well as, if necessary, their balance, agility and skills to avoid physical confrontations by quickly recognising potentially problematic situations and preventing them from escalating.
Martial Arts help to reduce stress and lessen tension by giving an opportunity to relieve the anxiety which has built up during day to day life.
Martial Arts make participants more productive – hard physical exertion releases endorphins which keeps the brain functioning well.
Because all people can take part in Martial Arts, it’s a wonderful way for parents to spend more time with their partner and their children.
The enhanced level of self-esteem which comes with taking part in Martial Arts can help participants in their career and personal life, as they look at challenges in a more positive fashion.
RESPECT FOR OTHERS
All Martial Arts have a strict set of rules which require the participant to be courteous to those around them. An adherence to etiquette is vital.
Forget social networks and text messaging – training in Martial Arts develops focus and improves levels of concentration through rhythmic breathing exercises.
Physical coordination tends to improve rapidly in adults who take up a Martial Art – many of the techniques which must be learnt are complicated, and require hours of practice to perfect.