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Mental Benefits of Martial Arts

Martial arts training has many obvious benefits – and some not so obvious! It’s clear that training will make you more physically fit, but there are a multitude of other improvements you’ll become aware of once you commit yourself. We believe these benefits are key to bettering ourselves!


Improved attention

There have been dozens of studies proving martial arts training for children can help improve attention and focus in the long run. However, a new study has shown that the same can be said for adults! While it’s true the minds of children are more easily malleable; this shows that with proper training, anyone can benefit!

(Study source: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00080/full)

Reduced aggression

It may seem counterintuitive to some, however it’s true that studying martial arts can lead to reduced aggression and a calmer mind. One study shows reduced aggressive behavior in students, while another shows reduced verbal and physical aggression – this is the result of proper training. A true student of the martial arts knows self-control and peace of mind are integral to success!

(Study sources: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pits.20344

General emotional health and wellbeing

The last study we’ll be referencing today is an uplifting one – in this study, elderly students were shown to have greater self-esteem and reduced depression. This is thought to be because of the meditative aspect of martial arts; when you devote time and energy to training your body, you’re also training your mind to view the world with a positive perspective!

(Study source: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00040/full)

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As you can plainly see, the mental benefits of martial arts are not only outstanding, they’re for everyone! Students of all ages see improvement in various aspects of their lives as a result of a healthier mindset. We want to help you create these improvements in your life! Give us a call or email us to take advantage of our special $20 for two classes (and a t-shirt!) offer.

We can’t wait to help you start your journey!

Jose and Jana DiCervo