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The Benefits of Martial Arts Training

By Dave Kovar

In my seminars training new and experienced martial arts instructors, one of the most important things I focus on is their ability to discuss the benefits of martial arts training with their current and potential students.

Below are three of some of the strongest benefits of martial arts training.

1. Fighting Obesity. Martial arts is fitness with a purpose. There are few activities that offer the fitness benefits of a good martial arts class. Martial arts training demands a balance between the three components of fitness: strength, flexibility and endurance. A person who trains in martial arts will find their weakest areas greatly improved. And because their strength, flexibility and endurance are more balanced, adults and children will be less likely to injure themselves while participating in other athletic activities.

2. Athletic Enhancement. There is a reason why every professional sports team in every major sport supplements their training with martial arts. Martial arts training offers several advantages. It is amazingly effective at enhancing general coordination because it uses every part of the body in a balanced way. Upper body, lower body, right side, left side, forward movement, lateral movement and rotational movement are all included in martial arts training.

3. Relationship Building. The human interaction in martial arts classes counterbalances the all-consuming nature of technology. In these days of working at home, 500 cable channels, Twitter and Facebook, many people are starved for quality, in-person social interaction. At the dojo, students find themselves surrounded by positive, high quality and encouraging people (instructors and co-students alike) who help to bring out their best and keep them focused on the prize.

I recommend taking these examples as a jumping off point to discuss the benefits of martial arts training with your staff, students, and potential students. I'm sure you'll be able to hear even more benefits in those conversations which will remind current students to keep training and influence potential students to join.

For even more benefits of martial arts to share with your instructors/team, parents, students, and potential students  you can download for free our ebook today, Why Everyone Should Train in Martial Arts.

by Dave Kovar