Every physical activity or sport has its importance and impact on your body. One of them is MARTIAL ARTS. Martial arts are a combination of various sports and techniques that are mainly used as forms of self-defence or attack; such as judo, karate and, kendo. Among these, the Chinese martial art (Chinese Kung Fu, also known as Gongfu or Wushu) is considered to be the most famous and widely practised martial art.
Martial arts are unique and different from the rest of the sports because these not only teach you the defence or attack techniques but discipline and patience too. These are known to be the best physical sports in the world and here is why you should learn it:
It is the basic purpose of martial arts. These were originally started to practise defence techniques only. In today’s world, not just males but females too, need to learn self-defence. One should know how to defend themselves and martial arts are great for that purpose. Mixed Martial Arts or MMA is the best for self-defence purpose as it includes almost all types of martial arts and allows striking and grappling i.e. both standing and on the ground.
Improves your mental and physical strength
Practising martial arts toughens the body and strengthen your mind and spirit. Any kind of martial arts requires five main components:
- Physical strength
- Mental presence
- Immediate decision making
Besides this, it makes you an all-rounder and keeps you in a good shape; both, physically and mentally.
Martial arts are considered as the best sports because it teaches you discipline too. Discipline is one of the key components of learning martial arts. You become punctual, regular and more active than ever.
It teaches you patience. Staying calm and ability to resolve conflicts without practising violence is free in this package! Although it is a practice of attacking techniques, learning these arts teach you the alternative path for resolving the conflicts which one may think can only be resolved by violence.
Confidence and self-esteem
Practising any kind of martial arts helps you to gain confidence and boost your self-esteem. You will never run away from your fears and problems instead you will face them, once you become a true martial artist.
TIP: If you are a beginner and still confused about learning these arts, search for martial arts videos and see the different kinds of it and which one interests you the most.