Christmas is right around the corner and if you are like most people, you are scrambling to find the perfect gifts for your family and friends. If your Christmas list includes someone who is interested in the martial arts, you may be wondering what to get this person.

If you don’t feel like you know enough about the martial arts to pick out an appropriate gift, have no fear. Listed below are gifts sure to please any enthusiast of the martial arts !

  1. Belt display. Many martial arts disciplines use a belt system. A belt display allows an individual to showcase his or her accomplishments.
  2. Books. There are several really good titles that cover everything to specific martial artists to a history of different schools of martial arts, from Kung Fu to Tai Chi.
  3. Decals, posters and statues. If a person is really into the martial arts, chances are that person will want to have reminders of that passion in their home or office. Vinyl decals and posters are popular for bedrooms while statues and other items look great in living spaces and offices.
  4. DVDs. While nothing replaces learning from a martial arts instructor, DVDs are good ways to supplement training. Kicking DVDs, for example, allow students to improve their kicking skills through demonstrations.
  5. Framed photographs. Pictures frames showcasing a martial artist sparring or competing is a great keepsake that will stand the test of time.
  6. Gear bag. Everyone needs a bag to transport their gear from gym to home to work and back again !
  7. Marital arts shoes. Martial arts shoes are specially designed to support and prevent injuries. They also provide good grip and support for those dealing with injuries.
  8. Membership fees. Picking up the tab for a month or even a year at a martial arts studio is a great way to show your support for your loved one’s practice.
  9. Private lessons. If your aspiring martial artist participates in group classes, he or she may appreciate some one – on – one lessons to mix things up a bit and get some extra help with skills he or she may be struggling with.
  10. Sparring set. Most sparring sets come with head gear, a mouth guard, hand guards and foot guards. The perfect gift to protect your favorite martial artist.

The perfect Christmas gift can be tough to find. For the marital artist in your life, however, any or all of the items listed above are likely to be a big hit.