Some people think martial arts is just for kids or an activity that where you can learn some cool moves seen in movies. However, the benefits of martial arts for adults are so much more extensive than some cool moves or fitness-oriented benefits. Martial arts for adults can improve your mental strength, change your outlook on life, allow you to adapt to different situations, and improve your social life. At the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts, we've been teaching Martial Arts for Adults for in GTA for over 30 years. In this post, we break down the top four benefits that you will receive from Adult Martial Arts Classes at the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only 1 in 5 adults meet physical activity guidelines set to improve wellbeing. Just as you’d think, physical activity has far reaching benefits. It can help control your weight, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and so much more. Regular physical activity alone will help improve your mental health and mood, strengthen your bones and muscles, and improve your chances of living a longer, healthier life.
Martial arts classes vary in the levels of physical activity, most of them will improve your overall conditioning and general fitness. With obesity rates as high as they are, more and more adults need to find a physical activity they enjoy, to keep their health in check. Martial arts will provide a source of fitness that is enjoyable, life enriching and can be maintained for many years, and as an added bonus teach you personal protection and self defense skills!
A successful practice of martial arts requires a good amount of mental fortitude. Some of martial arts’ most traditional beliefs - such as indomitable spirit and perseverance - stress the importance of pushing through imagined limits. Personal discipline might be the biggest quality that leads to success in martial arts. Knowing you have a challenge up ahead and demonstrating the self-discipline needed to achieve it is an important life skill that will translate to many other areas of your life.
Another important bonus feature of martial arts training is the feeling, accepting and controlling your emotions. By training in the martial arts, at some point, you may feel irritation, fear, frustration and anxiety. As a Martial Artist, the way you deal with these feelings will help you grow as a person. This will also help in everyday life with how you deal with others, from workplace interactions to family disagreements.
The issues of mental health are becoming more apparent and our understanding of them is growing as well. Many issues of mental health are greatly helped by fitness, but the martial arts add a lot more benefits. We’ve already written about how martial arts can help your physical health and weight management; martial arts for adults can also help bring on a sense of purpose. Adults are goal-oriented and exploring that side of our human nature is important for our happiness. The excitement and motivation that is experienced for many students can power you through your fitness goals, as well as your life goals.
In adulthood, it can be very tough for some to find positive peers with mutual interests and outlooks. Martial arts are a great place to meet new people, from all walks of life, and the shared dedication to the Martial Arts helps develop special bonds. Lifelong friends are made all the time at the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts; going through difficult trials - such as belt testings - creates social bonds between friends.
Contactthe Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts for a Free Trial Class Today
One of the best types of full-body movement exercises that offer benefits for children that make them better as adults is the Martial Arts training like offered at the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts. 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.
Contact us today if you’re interested in martial arts and self-defense classes and schedule a free-trial class for you AND their best friend!