Ten Awesome Benefits of Martial Arts
Martial arts is not so one-dimensional. It’s not entirely about combat.
There is a philosophy in martial arts and a mindset within martial artists that can be applied to every aspect of your life. Martial arts doesn’t just shape your body; it shapes your mind. As such, more than being a mere fighting style, martial arts becomes a lifestyle. Like samurais and Bushido, knights and chivalry.
But, of course, if you’re looking merely to shape your body, your body will be shaped. Still, the benefits of martial arts go far beyond that. We will explore how martial arts builds the body as well as the mind, then I will elaborate further on how martial arts will change your life.
For now, enjoy the Evolve MMA video below:
“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.”
What does Dan Gable mean by this? It’s simple. The wrestling mat will be more physically and mentally grueling than the world outside of it.
If you can survive on the mats, you will thrive in life. Whatever problems you will face in life, you will have already developed the willpower to overcome it when you were on the mats. But, of course, this applies to all martial arts, not just wrestling.
Let’s get into specifics. One of the primary purposes of martial arts is self-defense. You train so you can defend yourself against a person who is physically bigger and stronger than you.
So how do you get there? By training with people who are bigger and stronger than you. You get there by accepting—nay—embracing challenges.
Let’s move from self-defense to sport. Weight cutting is one thing almost everyone must do when competing, and what in your life could be more brutal than weight cutting?
There could be nothing more difficult. You are depriving yourself of water. The only thing worse than that would be depriving yourself of oxygen. But like all challenges in the world of fighting, if you can survive something so overwhelming, you can thrive in life.
Still don’t believe that martial arts can transform a life? Just watch this.
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