Martial Arts Offers Many Benefits
Martial Arts: The way to a better you.
Martial arts are not just about fighting, or self defense. Personal improvement is one of the significant benefits martial arts can provide to both children and adults.
Almost half of the 6 million participants are children ages 6-17, according to statistics from the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association.* It's not unusual for the whole family to get involved; one-third of the students are women, many of them moms.
No matter what discipline of martial arts you choose, whether it is taekwondo, karate, jujitsu, aikido or another one of the many forms of martial arts, the styles may differ but the benefits remain the same.
For a list of specific benefits for various age groups, visit the adult and children's pages on this site. But here are some universal benefits of martial arts:
Improved physical fitness: Make no mistake: Martial arts are a great workout! It is a total body workout - your stamina, muscle tone, flexibility, balance and strength will all show signs of improvement.
Better self confidence: By learning these skills and improving your physical condition, you become more comfortable in all situations - whether you're in danger or simply doing a task that takes you beyond your comfort zone. Kids have a new sense of self-esteem, making them virtually "bully proof."
Increased social skills: Martial arts strongly emphasize self discipline and self control - the Mayo Clinic specifically counts karate and taekwondo among the therapies or ADD/ADHD because of martial arts' ability to focus the mind.
Stress relief: Kicking, punching and screaming are a great release, no matter what your age.
Respect for values: Honesty, courtesy, integrity, perseverance and excellence are some curriculum areas of focus. These qualities help both children and adults become great leaders.
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* Source: Prevention magazine