A Humble, Determined Martial Arts Attitude Spurs Growth (Part 1 of 2)
By JFK Martial Arts, in Mandeville, Covington, and Baton Rouge.
People gravitate to the Martial Arts for a number of different reasons. Some are obvious, like physical fitness and learning how to defend yourself. Others, however, are less tangible but just as valid. Martial Arts can be an extremely powerful tool for improving your attitude and increasing positivity in every aspect of your life, both in and outside of the studio.
Training in Martial Arts is far more holistic than merely going to a gym three times a week to run on a treadmill or lift weights. The martial arts demand mental, physical, and even spiritual fitness. Mastering Martial Arts techniques can have a very uplifting effect on your attitude and, to some degree, even reshape your view of the world around you.
At top quality Martial Arts facilities, there is little room for negativity. Students are encouraged to check their problems at the door. Though classes are about learning fighting and self-defense techniques, to a high degree they are also about generating positivity and uplifting student’s attitudes.
Martial Arts require that students push back the limits of their own boundaries and grow in ways they may have never thought possible. Along with this personal growth comes a re-evaluation of views of ourselves. Many students find that, over time, they are much stronger, more capable, and more flexible (both mentally and physically) than they previously imagined. Achieving this revised view of one’s self-image through Martial Arts can have an enormously positive effect on self-perceptions and outward attitudes.
… to be continued