The Ultimate New Years Resolution
The New Year is here, and with thousands of goals and resolutions in sight as well,
2018 is the year you should try something new!
Martial arts is an established system that can better the entirety of your being.
Whether you need mental benefits like furthering your discipline, muscle, physical
benefits like getting in shape, or maybe you’re just looking to make some new friends;
martial arts is for you.
3 Martial Arts Benefits
The most common New Year’s resolution you will hear is to get in better shape.
The physical benefits from martial arts are obvious. Just getting up and moving is the first step. And martial arts is always changing with new things to learn. While muscular strength and endurance are helpful, agility, balance and explosive power also play key roles, so training sessions can be quite different than the standard bodybuilding workout.
Martial arts will get you in shape in a way you find fun. Your body gets more comfortable with itself, so you have better control over your physical abilities as well.
Needless to say, arming yourself with the self defense tactics from martial arts makes
you better equipped to deal with some of the more dangerous physical obstacles in life.
There are typically 5 physical benefits of martial arts: improved cardiovascular health, weight loss, increased muscle tone, improved reflexes and an improved mood (which is more a mental benefit.)
And you are never too old to start karate. American Family Martial Arts had an 80 year old test for his black belt who is still a member of the school. Many of the students at American Family Martial Arts started as adults, including the chief instructor, Michael Tullier and his wife, Jacky.
Exercise is a well known cure for depression. This is thought to be due to the release of endorphins from exercise. But did you know you can also get more discipline, focus, and awareness?
There are several martial arts benefits, but the greatest is the mental toughness.
Martial arts helps connect your mind with your brain. It helps your mind gain the
necessary control it needs to do this. It helps you find comfort in stressful situations.
Maybe you want to be more adventurous, less scared of the world, or more adjusted to
your own body?
Karate at American Family Martial Arts is more than just kicking and punching. The spiritual benefits are plenty. There has
always been a strong connection between the zen world and martial arts. This mental
improvement can help you deal with your anxiety, your depression, and any other
negative mental stressors that are plaguing your day to day life.
The social benefits of martial arts are often overlooked.
Maybe you’ve gotten in with the wrong crowd, and have decided that you need to add
fresh faces to your life. Maybe you just need some new friends.
The martial arts community is one of the friendliest, most supportive, and inspiring
groups of people you will ever find. It’s a great place to make lifelong friends and
You will find that the martial arts world is fascinating on it’s own, and that you could
spend a whole lifetime indulging in some of its pleasantries.
You will get addicted to the lifestyle and your new friends will be able to empathize.
Why just pick one New Year’s resolution this year when you can be a part of something
that covers so much more than just one improvement?
This new year, you could be smarter, healthier, calmer, and happier. Join us at American Family Martial Arts and KEEP your New Year’s resolution!