Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Mental Benefits of Martial Arts

To be honest with you, I never practiced any kind of martial arts in my life. I was talking to a person today who used to have a dark colour belt ( I don't remember what color it was, but dark indicates that he was close to get the black belt 'I think') so I asked him does martial art have any mental benefits? he said yes. Then we changed the subject. I searched through the internet about the subject and the results are as follows:

Mental Benefits

Improved Concentration for better work and study habits!
Stress Reduction & Increased Levels of Relaxation for a longer, healthier life!
The Peace of Mind that comes from knowing that you are able to Protect Yourself & Your Family.
Increased Self Confidence & Self Discipline to develop a positive attitude towards life!

Since I mentioned the mental benefits, the physical benefits are worthwhile mentioning:

Physical Benefits
Improved Reflexes and Coordination increases your performance in all physical activities!
Increased Strength, and Stamina boost your energy so you feel great all day long!
Increased Flexibility & Weight Control for better overall fitness!
Great Cardiovacular Workout keeps you in good shape physically!

Many people train martial arts with different purposes. Some want to develop their self defense skills, some train for competitions, and some just want to have fun. Whatever your reasons are, the benefits, both physical and mental, are genuine. In my opinion, training martial arts to an advance level will improve your life drastically.