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Video games got more and more popular over the past ten to twenty years and are now an essential part of many people’s lives. It may surprise you to learn that kids spend an average of 53 hours a week glued in front of digital devices. We have to admit: video games can be fun, but at the same time there are so many more beneficial things that can be done in the time spent playing online. Staying on the couch all day, having the controller in your hands and having eyes on the screen is not just unhealthy, it also doesn’t help your personality grow.

Martial arts is the perfect alternative to online gaming. It will give you a new passion, has a lot of benefits and will have a positive impact on many areas of your life. Our programs provide a lot of fun while learning new skills and making new friends. Read on to learn why martial arts are a great alternative to playing video games and will not only get adults but also kids away from the screen!


Being active vs. being a couch potato Young girl in a karate outfit and orange belt doing a stoic pose

Video games have the tendency of turning you into a couch potato. The games get you into a rush, all the action going on makes you feel like it’s real. Kids and adults escape into virtual reality, forgetting about the real world and the importance of being active. The more time spent in front of digital devices, the unhealthier the complete lifestyle normally gets. You move from one game to another, only eat simple food with low nutritional value and forget about sports completely.

Our martial art classes are a fun activity that makes you get active. It doesn’t matter if you have practiced any sports before or not – our courses are suitable for every level. After only a few months, you’ll begin to see the progress in your own speed and strength. Besides an intense workout that helps you grow muscles, you’ll also change your eating habits and be more aware of the food you choose.


Making new friends

Most video games now aren’t meant to be a solitary thing. While playing online, a lot of players socialize with others to play together in order to fulfill certain tasks or compete against each other. We can’t deny the increasing level of social interaction in video games, however, it’s just not the same as real social connections.

Social contacts, making new friends and working as a team are essential in our Sovereign schools. Our martial art programs build friendships for life and the support and bond between all the teammates is incredible. Friendships built in martial arts gyms are extremely meaningful and powerful and worth way more than the interaction in video games.


Golden trophy with black base set down and surrounded by golden starsLeveling up and learning something new 

One of the most addicting thrills of a video game is moving on to the next level. After spending a lot of time doing all the things required to reach the next level and fulfilling every task successfully brings satisfaction. This satisfaction lets you spent more and more time playing video games.

Moving from one level to another and feeling this satisfaction is also provided when practicing martial arts. You’re constantly challenged with new things that you learn to master. Discipline and consistency are practiced which leads to confidence and success. Unless video games, the journey of practising martial arts never ends. You can still get better and better, learn new skills, improve, work your way up the belts and pass your knowledge to younger, inexperienced students.


Sign up for our programs

It’s time to put away the controller and start practicing martial arts! Whether you want your kids to get away from the screen or want to spend less time playing video games yourself – we offer diverse courses for every age group. In case you want to get to know more about our Sovereign schools, do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us via phone, Facebook message or email. We would be more than happy to hear from you soon!

Four martial arts instructors with black belts posing together