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Why Are Martial Arts Important?

Martial arts are an important part of many people’s lives. Parents enroll their kids at martial arts schools to improve their focus and discipline while many adults have made the practice of martial arts a way of life. We believe that martial arts training should be fun and that it will give you real life benefits that carry over into everyday situations. 

Arashi-Do offers martial arts programs in Karate, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for kids and adults. Along with teaching traditional skills, our instructors pass on the values that have always been associated with martial arts. The following is a list that highlights a few of the many reasons why martial arts are important. 

1. Self-Defense

The most obvious reason why you should learn martial arts is that it teaches you how to defend yourself. Our martial arts schools help you to learn specific techniques and to develop toughness and stamina needed to endure a physical altercation. This knowledge and conditioning lead to other benefits besides just being equipped with techniques.

2. Confidence

When a student learns how to handle themselves physically, they begin to develop confidence in themselves and their capabilities. They walk taller with heads up; calm, and self-assured. You would be surprised at the change in your mental attitude after a decent sparring session at the dojo. You learn that you can endure, that you can apply real self-defense techniques, and that you are capable and strong.

3. Focus and Awareness

Through martial arts training you learn to be very aware of your actions and the people around you. This awareness extends to your everyday environment, which helps to keep you safe out in the world. This broadening of awareness is important in life. It can help you succeed in school, work, and in your relationships. Martial arts training is a great tool to help you navigate your way through life.

4. Making Friends

No matter if you are learning Karate, Muay Thai or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, students soon find that they have a whole new group of friends. Our structured curriculum builds in teamwork as a vital tool to learning. The friends you make at the dojo become a part of your social circle, helping you through thick and thin. There is a reason why we say you become part of the Arashi-Do family when you join classes.

5. Reduce Stress in a Healthy Way

There are plenty of bad ways to reduce stress, and many of us have tried all of them. Martial arts offers a positive way to reduce stress. You direct your energy in a physical way that is beneficial, and there is no doubt that hitting a punching bag is a great way to release pent up energy and stress. Our safe and fun martial arts classes will soon have you focused and forgetting your troubles outside of the dojo.

6. Physical Health

Martial arts classes are a complete workout. No matter what shape you start in, the more you train, the more you will build stamina, strength, and flexibility. As your body becomes stronger and more capable your coordination and balance will improve along with your techniques. Overall, martial arts classes are a fun way to stay in shape.

7. Develop Character

At the dojo, you learn respect, discipline, how to cooperate, and how to be humble. This is all part of perfecting your Karate, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills. You work with your partners and learn from your instructor in a setting where bowing and showing respect are commonplace and helping each other is the norm. You must focus and be open to the learning process and to being coached by our expert instructors. Training in a martial arts class is a great place for learning the importance of perseverance and excellence.

When you join Arashi-Do you become part of our family. It is a great place for both kids and adults to make new friends. At Arashi-Do we create a judgement free environment where everyone treats each other with respect. And the best part is that martial arts training is fun!

Are you thinking of joining us for the first time? All of our schools are open and ready to help you start your martial arts journey! Contact us today for a FREE TRIAL CLASS.

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