A Humble, Determined Martial Arts Attitude Spurs Growth (Part 2 of 2)
By JFK Martial Arts, in Mandeville, Covington, and Baton Rouge.
As students continue to study, learn, and grow Martial Arts, they train their minds to see the world in new and different ways, sometimes out-growing old attitudes and adapting new ones. Bruce Lee was fond of saying that in Martial Arts the students efforts are not directed towards some imaginary opponent but rather to an outdated version of themselves. Consider Martial Arts as a trial by fire. By training hard, students throw themselves into that fire and forge stronger bodies, improved attitudes, and new views of the world around them – and their roles in it!
Thankfully most students will never be called upon to use the Martial Arts they learn in street fights or self-defense scenarios. It’s clear that self-defense alone isn’t the reason most people stay in the Martial Arts for years and years. The obesity-busting, whole body fitness that comes from training. The reliable, stress-relieving fun with nice friends with similar goals. The uplifts to their attitudes, with courtesy, support, positivity, and fellowship. The steady application of goal setting and achieving skills in academic and career pursuits with winning results.
The list goes on and so does the intensely fun, uplifting, motivating, and rewarding practice at your local Martial Arts schools! By learning to appreciate one’s own physical and mental struggles in training, a sense of respect for the struggles faced by others starts to develop, leading to more considerate behavior. Students inevitably find out that there is always someone “better” than them – at free sparring, board breaking, performing moves, etc. and to always either win or learn. They learn to appreciate their teachers, parents, peers, and other people and things. This new framework for viewing and acting often leads Martial Artists to stand out as leaders and contributors in their social circles, classes, workplaces, families, and communities.
Visit us online at JFK Martial Arts for any of our locations in Mandeville, Covington, and Baton Rouge.