Hills District Martial Arts: Taekwondo, Haidong Gumdo & Hapkido

Benefits of Martial Arts Training


Martial Arts training can completely transform your life for the better. There are a large numbers of benefits to consistent participation in classes and training sessions. Most people begin their membership with a particular goal in mind. Setting goals is a great way to measure the amount of progress you are making. In general, the benefits of Martial Arts training fall into four categories.

Physical Benefits

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Physical Fitness
  • Flexibility
  • Strength and Speed
  • Coordination and Balance
  • Ability to Defend Yourself

The first most obvious benefits are the Physical. Martial Arts is a physical activity and as such brings many improvements to your health. While you can find many of these benefits in other sports and hobbies, very few bring you the unique mix of Martial Arts!

Mental Benefits

  • Focus
  • Discipline
  • Self-Control
  • Goal Setting
  • Memory Building

Martial Arts training, if trained responsibly, should also increase your mental strength. We always train the mind alongside the body for best results. A strong person inside can become a strong person outside.

Emotional Benefits

  • Stress Relief
  • Enjoyment
  • Self-Respect
  • Self-Confidence
  • Strength Against Bullying

Martial Arts is a great way to build strength of character. In our society, it becomes very easy to fall victim to emotional and mental attacks by others (especially with the social media and cyber bullying trends). Unfortunately, while we continue to fight to eradicate bullying as a society, we must also improve our emotional strength to take away the power of these attacks.

Physical activity is also a very important part of mental and emotional health, helping to keep you happy and stress free!

Social Benefits

  • Make New Friends
  • Respect for Others
  • Ethical Behaviour
  • Develop Teamwork
  • Develop Leadership Qualities

Martial Arts classes is a great way to meet others and improve your social abilities. We are a family club and all bond and work together for our shared love of Martial Arts training.

Of course there are even more benefits to Martial Arts and physical activity than we can list here! If you have your own goal in mind, talk to one of our friendly instructors for advice on how to work towards achieving it!

Been a member for a while? Why not check the list and see how many of the above benefits you have had so far!

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