By now, you can attest to the fact that Martial Arts helps a trainee to exercise both his/her mind and body. The repetitious exercise has undoubtedly helped you to strengthen your muscles and bones, and improves blood circulation.
Aside from physical benefits, Martial Arts has taught you important concepts that are helpful in turning you to become a better person.
In attempting to master the techniques of the Martial Arts, you have learned to be disciplined, courageous and polite. Let us examine why these characteristics have helped you to become a moral person.
By its very nature, Martial Arts requires repetition. It would have been very difficult to learn the splits and the various cool body movements that you now can do had it not been for constant practice. As the saying goes: “Perfect practice makes perfect”. Do you remember how hard you had to work to master a technique? You had to be persistent, right?
Discipline is an important and desirable quality to possess. If you are disciplined, no stumbling block can keep you from achieving you goals. To successfully complete the first level of Martial Arts training, you had to work hard. You had to repeat the steps several times until you got it right. Believe it or not, the arts of discipline that you are learning from the rigorous practice of Martial Arts will help you to become very successful in life. Consider yourself lucky to have learned such an important lesson early on! As you advance in your Martial Arts training, expect to master the arts of discipline. Once you get there, “the sky is the limit”!
The Webster dictionary defines the work courage as “the ability to disregard fear”. Fear is a crippling factor. If people are afraid of facing challenges they might encounter on a personal or professional level, they can never move forward. Martial Arts, teaches you to become fearless in a positive way. Unlike the others who have not yet learned the benefit of Martial Arts, you understand that being “fearless” does not mean engaging in wild and dangerous activities.
Like most students of Martial Arts, you are taught several self-defense techniques. If the techniques are used recklessly, they can easily inflict bodily harm upon people.