Why-You-Should-Do-Martial-Arts-10th-Planet-Jiu-Jitsu-Las-VegasMartial arts really is for everyone! No matter if you’re brand-new or you have years of experience, you’ll find your spot on the mats.

Here are just a few of the reasons why you should do martial arts:

1. Self-Defense

Many people decide to enroll in martial arts because they’re interested in learning self-defense skills. Not only will you learn practical skills, but you’ll also learn to recognize when to use those skills and when to diffuse a threat or avoid a confrontation entirely.

2. Physical Fitness

Martial arts is a full-body workout. Rather than heading to the gym for thirty minutes on a treadmill, a martial arts training practice is a great alternative. Not only is it fun, but it’s effective at increasing your fitness through endurance, power, strength, agility, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

3. Focus and Discipline

The ability to focus in any situation is a skill that can be trained. If you find yourself struggling to focus, taking up martial arts can help. The focus you develop on the mats has carryover into other areas of your life. Over time, it becomes easier to stay engaged with a task for an extended period of time.

4. Self-Confidence

Martial arts is all about progressing at your own rate. As you learn and accomplish new skills, each small success contributes to a boost in your confidence. The increase in positive feelings you feel about yourself created by your martial arts practice can also have a positive effect on other areas of your life.

5. Goal-Setting

When you first start or come back to martial arts, it’s worth taking time to set some goals. Some people are focused on losing weight. Others intend to compete at a high level. Whatever your goals might be, you’ll get more out of your time if you have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. Use your success with the goal-setting process to set goals in other areas of your life.

6. Mindfulness

Martial arts trains the body and the mind. Strengthening the link between your mind and body promotes mindfulness in your training, as well as your life. This approach can help you manage daily stress and improve your mental health and outlook on life.

At 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Las Vegas, we offer a variety of martial arts programs. To learn more about how to get started, contact us today.