The punch, kick and aggressive nature that the Martial Arts looks like can sometimes be thought of as a male only activity. While gender shouldn’t be an issue, we do find that some women either regard martial arts as a male endeavor or are intimidated by the perception of it being a “boys’ club.” With that being said, at the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts, we acknowledge the many great benefits for women practicing Martial Arts and this thought that Martial Arts practices is a male pursuit prevents many women from receiving these benefits. Below we have highlighted the top seven biggest benefits martial arts for women provides.
Empowerment and Self-Confidence
Martial arts for women can help boost self-confidence and self-esteem, while enhancing mental fortitude and resilience. Men and women both may feel their self-worth drop, at certain points of their lives. The martial arts are a great way for everyone to develop self-confidence and empowerment. While the media can become synonymous with fear mongering, being able to protect yourself in a confrontation is an important skill to have. Self-defense adds to that feeling of empowerment, therefore reducing the negative effects of fear.
Personal discipline is another trait that is developed through practicing martial arts for women. The perseverance and commitment one gives in order to advance through the ranks helps build mental fortitude and toughness; the feeling of progress through the ranks also helps. With a continued sense of achievement, these benefits last a lifetime.
Cardiovascular Health and Motor Skills
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 1 in 5 adults are meeting their physical activity guidelines set to improve wellbeing. The health benefits of an active lifestyle are well known but it can still be difficult for women to find the time or motivation to stay active. Martial arts for women is a great boost to physical and mental health, especially when following a regular class schedule. By being a part of a class-based system, there is more of a sense of responsibility over attending classes, when compared to personal activities like jogging, cycling or going to a gym to exercise alone.
As students age into their senior years, the boost in motor skills martial arts for women provides can help prevent injuries from physical mishaps. By regularly exercising and stretching in class, women have a greater chance of maintaining their health and ability to remain active as the years go on.
For many moms, martial arts can be a quick get-a-way from the family. Everyone needs a healthy social life and some variety in their lives to stay happy in the long run. Martial arts are a great place to make friends or spend time with your friends and family. Meeting challenges and goals with the aid of your fellow students can also create enriching, lifelong bonds.
Stress Relief and Peace of Mind
Many people find practicing martial arts helps reduce stress from their everyday lives. Martial arts for women can help improve mindfulness, focus and being at peace with oneself. Physical activity will do wonders for helping relieve stress and brighten your moods, by pumping up your endorphins and reducing symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety.
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One of the best types of full-body movement exercises we have discovered that cover the top seven benefits Martial Arts training like offered at the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts in South Mississauga. Karate, Kardio Kicks (Fitness Kickboxing) and Tai Chi all complement each other in a well-rounded blend of Martial Arts training.
At the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts, we teach a way of life. For over 30 years our professional Martial Arts system is a well thought out curriculum that teaches more than just the art of self-defense. We delve deep into our students’ technique, skill set, confidence, concentration, intelligence, intuition and overall physical fitness.
The Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts has been voted the best club in Mississauga and Port Credit area since 1995 (that’s 21 years!) by the readers of the Mississauga News. In addition, the Academy was voted as the “Top Choice” for Martial Arts clubs in Mississauga for the last two years (2016, 2017). Most recently, the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts was voted as a 2017 Mississauga South Business Star for Community Impact Excellence.
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