◉ Total body workout: Martial arts is a high-aerobic workout that uses every muscle group in the body. Your stamina, muscle tone, flexibility, balance and strength will all improve through martial arts.
◉ Stress relief: In martial arts you get to kick, punch and scream, which is a great stress release no matter what your age. But, in addition, the ancient practices of martial arts have a calming affect that melts the stress away.
◉ Reach and maintain your healthy weight: Due to the total-body nature of a martial arts workout, tons of calories are burned during every class. However, you’ll also find that your natural eating signals become better regulated so food cravings will disappear and you’ll eat less as a result.
◉ Learn self-defense skills: Unlike any other form of exercise, with martial arts you learn potentially life-saving self-defense skills at the same time you are getting in shape.
◉ Better self confidence: This reason tops the list. Due the goal setting, positive encouragement and respect for values that are part of all martial arts.