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Sports build good habits, confidence, and discipline. They make players into community leaders and teach them how to strive for a goal, handle mistakes, and cherish growth opportunities.

– Julie Foudy



Why is “self-discipline” the word of the month?

Self-discipline is the key to excellence in martial arts and many different areas of life, for adults, children, and anywhere in between. One of the things that our students at Sovereign Martial Arts learn is to develop self-discipline, an important life skill needed for success.

Martial arts teach discipline through training as well as practice. When you enroll yourself or your child for Shotokan, Krav Maga or any other program, you are also committing to learning a life lesson of discipline and hard work. By learning to follow the rules given by your sensei, martial arts will help you develop self-discipline, which will have a positive impact on how you live your life.


Why is self-discipline important?

We need discipline not just because it helps us stick to rules, it also brings out the best in us. A disciplined student of the Sovereign family performs better not just in school, but also in other aspects of life. There are many benefits of having self-discipline.

One main benefit of self-discipline is being able to consistently commit to healthy eating habits, and therefore a better lifestyle. This is a crucial lesson to learn given the importance of taking care of your body and mind. By practicing martial arts, you will be able to follow an exercise or workout routine to stay fit, keep the body in shape and find a way to free your mind from anything that distracts a good mindset.


Having self-discipline means having self-control, which prevents one from acting impulsively.

Furthermore, self-discipline gives the confidence to start new projects, and continue what you have already started but may have given up early, become lazy or fell out of the routine of committing your time and effort.

Overall, martial arts teaches you to not procrastinate or be lazy. In our programs, you’ll learn that you have to fight for the goals you want to achieve. When you are disciplined, you will be able to keep your promises to yourself. Therefore, you’ll feel good about yourself which allows your self-confidence to grow.

The Sovereign family will assist you or your children in becoming a leader, by developing a strong mindset and the will to reach the goals you set for yourself.

To put it simply, self-discipline is the starting point for developing healthy self-esteem and self-confidence. It has proven to show great benefits when in class, home, work, and many other areas in life.


Start developing self-discipline


At Sovereign Martial Arts, we take pride in helping build and develop discipline for our students through a variety of different martial arts classes. We cater to families – kids, their parents, cousins, friends…all are welcome to the family! It’s a great, fun way to start developing discipline at a young age. Remember also that it’s never too late for you to start working on improving self-discipline for yourself today.

If you have any questions or want to find out which program fits best for you and/or your child, please feel free to give us a call, send us a message on Facebook chat or send us an email. We would be more than happy to welcome you into our family and start this journey of self-discipline together!