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101 Reasons to Learn Martial Arts

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I’d bet you’d be hard pressed to find a black belt who would trade all of their knowledge, experience and friendships they made along the way for million dollars. It’s certainly a worthy endeavor that is highly rewarding.

If you’ve been thinking about starting yourself, here are 101 reasons for you to consider…

  1. Because it will help you feel confident in yourself
  2. Because you want to know what to do “when it hits the fan”
  3. Because you feel nervous walking to your car at night
  4. Because you’ll feel proud of yourself
  5. Because it helps you lose some weight
  6. Because it helps to relieve stress
  7. Because it gives you “you time”
  8. Because it’s cheaper than a personal trainer
  9. Because it increases your productivity at work
  10. Because it is a great investment in yourself
  11. Because it will make you walk taller
  12. Because you may need to protect your loved ones someday
  13. Because you want to be able to take care of yourself
  14. Because it improves your balance
  15. Because it improves your coordination
  16. Because it improves your flexibility
  17. Because it can help you sleep better at night
  18. Because it makes you sweat
  19. Because it sharpens your mind
  20. Because it increases your awareness
  21. Because it builds character
  22. Because you are worth it
  23. Because you deserve a better life
  24. Because you want to meet new people
  25. Because you’ve always wanted to earn a black belt
  26. Because it elevates your spirit
  27. Because you want a workout with a purpose
  28. Because it is an adventure worth taking
  29. Because it will boost your energy
  30. Because it will help you remain calm in difficult situations
  31. Because it is empowering
  32. Because it will help you feel safer
  33. Because it helps increase your longevity
  34. Because it helps you learn to never give up
  35. Because it helps become more patient
  36. Because it is exhilarating
  37. Because punching something feels so good
  38. Because kicking something feels even better
  39. Because it gives you inner peace
  40. Because your friends will see a change in you
  41. Because it sets you apart from your friends
  42. Because it helps you to overcome challenges
  43. Because it forces you to become disciplined
  44. Because it is based on philosophy
  45. Because it emphasizes self-restraint
  46. Because it connects you to a rich history and tradition
  47. Because you lose your ego and become more humble in the process
  48. Because it feeds your need to be creative
  49. Because it fulfills your need to compete
  50. Because it will help you develop your leadership skills
  51. Because it teaches you to overcome self doubt
  52. Because you will learn something new
  53. Because earning a black belt is an accomplishment few have earned
  54. Because it helps you fulfill your curiosity about the martial arts
  55. Because it helps you to remain focused in your everyday life
  56. Because it pushes you to break through your own limits
  57. Because it can help you overcome your anxiety of being attacked
  58. Because you’re seeking balance in your life
  59. Because you want you want to belong to something
  60. Because you have always felt uncoordinated
  61. Because it emphasizes respect of others
  62. Because it connects you to a rich and fascinating history
  63. Because you’re tired of sitting on the couch
  64. Because you’re tired of hearing about how awesome it is from your friend
  65. Because you’re seeking something physically challenging
  66. Because you want to participate in something mentally stimulating
  67. Because you need a break from your kids
  68. Because you’re never to old to get started
  69. Because you want motivation to keep active
  70. Because you need a break from your usual routine
  71. Because you need something to do besides just work
  72. Because you think going to the gym is boring
  73. Because you don’t know what to do if you were ever confronted
  74. Because you like being around honest people
  75. Because you like being around courteous people
  76. Because you know that without perseverance nothing meaningful can be achieved
  77. Because being honorable in your all your dealings in important to you
  78. Because its something you won’t regret
  79. Because it keeps you mentally sharp
  80. Because it makes you feel good about yourself
  81. Because you want to get into better shape
  82. Because it can help you overcome your fears
  83. Because it can help you lower your blood pressure
  84. Because it can help you get conditioned
  85. Because you will learn to hit the right targets that get results
  86. Because it will help you stop being a procrastinator
  87. Because running isn’t your thing
  88. Because you’re tired of feeling fatigued
  89. Because you’re looking for a different way to exercise
  90. Because it’s not all about just getting into better physical shape
  91. Because you can inspire others
  92. Because it brings about a gentleness within you
  93. Because it can help you lower your heart rate
  94. Because you feel like something is missing in your life
  95. Because you want to learn self-defense
  96. Because you don’t want to be bullied ever again
  97. Because you don’t feel you can stick up for yourself
  98. Because something bad happened in your life (and you never want it to happen again)
  99. Because your body is meant to move
  100. Because it will make you feel better
  101. Because its fun!

I hope this long list of reasons why you should take martial arts gives you inspiration you’ve needed to finally begin taking martial arts as an adult.

 


 

Why not try our classes FREE for 30 days and see those benefit for yourselves?

 

 

 

Six Benefits that Doctors agree Children Gain from Martial Arts…

So often we hear from parents who tell us that their child ‘has loads of energy, I just wish she’d focus it better‘ or ‘He’s a lovely lad, but he really needs to concentrate more’.  

Or how about the nearly extinct art of good manners? We parents understand that to respect others we must first respect ourselves. So we hunt for ways to instill that hard-to-catch mix of self-confidence balanced by humility.

According to doctors, specifically The American Academy of Pediatriciansmartial arts may be the answer for your child. Here are 6 benefits these Doctors say children receive from martial arts.


 

Kids Martial Arts

  1. Better social skills
  2. Discipline
  3. Respect
  4. Focus and Concentration
  5. Improved fine motor skills
  6. Self-confidence

I’m sure we’d all agree than even just one of these would be a great benefit, but knowing that they are ALL improved by the practice of martial arts is amazing!

How about a couple more though as well?

7.  Martial arts is fun!

8.  Children who train in the martial arts gain a really positive peer group

This one is really important.  We are all naturally influenced by the people we spend a lot of time with, and if those people are naturally more positive, committed, polite and respectful then that’s a great group for your child to associate with! If you care about improving yourself, or providing better role models for your child, then you want to spend most of your time with others who are committed to do the same.  Enrolling in a martial arts class is a great way to do that 🙂

Why not try our classes FREE for 30 days and see those benefit for yourselves?

 

 

FREE Personal Safety / Self Defence Course

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"Victim tells of vicious attack" - Gloucestershire Gazette, Thursday 16th September 2014

“Victim tells of vicious attack” – Gloucestershire Gazette, Thursday 16th September 2014

We’ve had a number of calls from local residents looking for self-defence classes after reading about recent reports of violent attacks in both Dursley and Wotton-under-Edge. 

Whilst these things are thankfully very rare, we’d still like to do our bit for the local community and so we’re making our next adults personal safety course available FREE of charge.

The course will run on Mondays from 6th October

Mondays, 6:45-7:30pm for six weeks
Cam Everlands School, Birch Road, Cam

All teens/adults welcome. No previous experience required.
Intro level martial arts, kickboxing drills, bags & pads and some basic self defence.

Please spread the word and invite your friends!

To register for a free place please add your details via the mailing list form on the front page of our website, or give us a call any time.

Any questions, please feel free to send us a message, or call Master Olpin on 07973 368304.

If you’re on Facebook you’ll find an event on our Academy page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/322339711279873/