5 Top Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults

Many non-martial artists believe that martial arts is a fitness activity where you can learn some of the cool moves you see in movies. However, the benefits of martial arts for adults in Charlotte are much more extensive than 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. Today we’re breaking down 5 benefits you can enjoy by training in martial arts for adults.

Martial Arts Adults

Physical Fitness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only 1 in 5 adults meet physical activity guidelines set to improve wellbeing. Physical activity has far reaching benefits – it can help control your weight, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes, certain cancers and more. The physical activity alone can help improve your mental health and mood, strengthen your bones and muscles, and improve your chances of living a longer, healthier life
Although various martial arts for adults differ in the levels of rigorous physical activity, nearly all of them will improve conditioning and fitness. With obesity rates climbing, more and more adults need to find a physical activity they enjoy, to remain healthy.

Mental Strength

Mental StrengthA successful practice of martial arts requires mental fortitude. Some of martial arts’ most traditional principles – such as indomitable spirit and perseverance – stress the importance of fighting through preconceived limits.
Discipline might be the biggest trait that leads to success in martial arts. Knowing you have a challenge in front of you and developing the discipline needed to achieve that is an important life skill that will translate to many other areas of your life.

Another important aspect of martial arts for adults is feeling, accepting and controlling your emotions. By practicing martial arts in Charlotte, you will feel anger, fear, frustration and anxiety, at some point. The way you deal with these emotions will help you grow mentally. This will also help in everyday life with how you deal with others, from workplace discussions to family disagreements.

Mental Health

The issues of mental health are becoming more apparent and our understanding of them is also expanding. Many issues of mental health are helped by fitness alone, but the martial arts add a lot of benefits. Adults are goal-oriented and exploring that side of our human nature is important for our happiness.

Social Life

In adulthood, it can be very tough for some to find peers with mutual interests and outlooks. Martial arts for adults is a great place to meet new people, from all walks of life, and the shared dedication to their art can help bond people. Lifelong friends are made all the time at martial arts gyms; going through difficult trials – such as belt testing – can really help create social bonds between friends.

Interested in learning more about how martial arts for adults in Charlotte can benefit your life? Call us today to schedule a visit and we’ll be happy to show you around our facility. All of our activities take place at our 10,000 sq. ft. custom-built school that sits on 12 serene wooded acres. It is a peaceful, spacious state-of-the-art facility operated with family-run friendliness.

7 thoughts on “5 Top Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults

  1. Anthony Wally

    I’ve been thinking of taking up a hobby, and karate classes interest me. I liked how you pointed out that taking martial arts classes can help improve your mental strength by teaching you perseverance. This would definitely be a good life skill for me to learn, so I’ll look at getting signed up for classes really soon.

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  2. Celestia Stratheimer

    It sure was great that you pointed out that one of the benefits of learning martial arts was the idea that it helps keep the person fit due to the various rigorous training that was required for them to take. Since fitness is one of the most important things for my boyfriend, I think he will benefit from martial arts training the most. He mentioned that he wants to try something new, after all, and martial arts is something that he has not tried yet. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Tammy Houston

    It sure got my attention when you said that learning martial arts will encourage the person to explore the part of the mind concerned with self-awareness and so doing such an activity will help improve mental health. I think someone I know will benefit from the most because I noticed that he’s always thinking about things. I am afraid that it will affect his mental health, so he needs to unwind every once in a while. I will encourage kickboxing to him. Thank you.

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  4. Monica Chavez

    You make a great point that martial arts requires mental fortitude. My twelve year old nephew is looking for a new hobby, and I think it would be a really good idea for him to try out karate so that he can develop mental strength for the rest of his life. I’ll have to suggest that to my sister so that she can find a good gym for him to go to.

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  5. JD Lopez

    There is beauty in martial arts, I hope more people would be able to read this post as you were able to explain it so well. It develops your mind and it also helps in your physical health. There’s no harm in trying something new!

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  6. Eli Richardson

    I like that you mentioned that learning martial arts can help you explore the part of the mind concerned with self-awareness. A friend of mine has been thinking of taking martial art classes with his son. He will be fascinated to know how it will benefit both of them physically and mentaly.

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