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Martial Arts Is More Than Just Self-Defense

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According to the FBI, four women die everyday as a result of domestic violence and about 130,000 women report that theyíve been victims of rape or attempted rape annually. Because of statistics like this, many women enroll in self-defense classes to learn the skills they need to defend themselves.

The thing is, a short-term self-defense class may not address all of the areas you need to be able to fully defend yourself. While martial arts classes wonít specifically train you for combat and fighting, they will give you the ability to defend yourself if you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to practice self-defense. The best part is that this self-defense isnít always physical. What most people donít know is that in a good martial arts class youíll learn a variety of skills to help you gain the awareness, peace and physical conditioning you need to be a stronger person, in all aspects of your life.

Confidence. All the physical defense skills in the world wonít help if you donít have the confidence needed to use them. Thatís the beauty of martial arts training. In order to successfully train a martial art, you need to have your mind and body in tune with one another. This self-awareness gives you the confidence your need to control and defend yourself if needed. Youíll be able to handle everyday and extraordinary situations without losing your temper. Youíll be able to stand your ground. Youíll appear to be (and will be) more confident Ė and people who appear to be confident are less likely to be the victims of violence because they donít look like ďeasy targetsĒ.

Focus and Awareness. While training martial arts, you need to focus and concentrate on what you are doing so that you donít injure yourself or those around you. This focus and concentration carries over into other aspects of your life as well. Soon, youíll find yourself better able to concentrate on work, school and home. Youíll even find yourself being more aware of your surroundings which can help you avoid potentially harmful or violent situations.

Peace. Training martial arts will also give you an inner peace that can change your life. First of all, to effectively train martial arts, your workout will always be changing. Youíll never get bored with your workout because it will always be challenging to your abilities (both physical and mental). In addition to that, training martial arts is a great stress reducer. You probably already know that regular physical exercise can reduce physical stress, but what you donít know is that martial arts go one step further to reduce emotional stress as well. Activities such as martial arts that require you concentrate on your movements and your core strength can give you full stress relief in one activity.

Strength and Conditioning. When you train martial arts, you use your entire body. You cannot use just one muscle set at a time. The exercises are always changing and evolving to give you the maximum out of each training session. Martial arts also increase your flexibility which is great because people who are flexible suffer fewer injuries, have better posture and are better able to relax their muscles.



 

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