3 Benefits of Martial Arts
There are plenty of benefits to studying martial arts. Boy, girl, man or woman, 2-years-old or 200—we at Zen Dojos know there is something to be gained by everyone.
It’s about strengthening your body, improving your mind, and just being better all-around.
- Improves Concentration
Martial arts not only pushes the body, but it also pushes the mind to be better. There’s a method behind kneeling with your eyes closed, breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth, and it’s not just so Sensei can take a break. Those moments force you to concentrate, relax, reflect. The same is true behind the forms, which require focus and concentration.
- Improves Balance, Strength, and Speed
Strong horse stances, the ability to follow through with a punch, and dodging cones and kicks as they come flying at you serve a greater purpose. They are more than just activities or lessons; they each improve balance, strength, and speed. These skills will carry on into other aspects of your life.
- Creates a Positive Attitude
Positive attitudes are a result of good self-confidence, and this is a characteristic martial arts makes you build. Knowing you can defend yourself will inevitably boost your self-confidence, and thus make you a happier person. A positive attitude built from martial arts reaches far beyond the dojo.
How will martial arts help you improve?