Some One Nation Jiu Jitsu students and instructors together as a group after classMartial arts really is for everyone! No matter if you’re brand-new or have years of experience, you’ll find your spot on the mats.

Not convinced? Here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider doing martial arts:

1. Self-Defense

Many people decide to enroll in martial arts because they’re interested in learning self-defense skills. Not only will you learn practical skills, but you’ll also learn to recognize when to use those skills and when to diffuse a threat or avoid a confrontation entirely.

2. Physical Fitness

Martial arts is a full-body workout. A martial arts practice is an excellent alternative to going to the gym and running for thirty minutes on a treadmill. Not only is martial arts fun, but it’s effective at increasing your fitness through endurance, power, strength, agility, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

3. Focus and Discipline

The ability to focus in any situation is a skill you can train. If you struggle to focus, taking up martial arts can help. The focus you develop on the mats carries over into other areas of your life. Over time, it becomes easier to stay engaged with a task for an extended period.

4. Self-Confidence

Martial arts is all about progressing at your own rate. As you learn and accomplish new skills, each small success contributes to a boost in your self-confidence. The increase in positive feelings you feel about yourself created by your martial arts practice can also positively affect other areas of your life.

5. Goal-Setting

When you first start or come back to martial arts, it’s worth taking time to set some goals. Some people are focused on losing weight. Others intend to compete at a high level. Whatever your goals might be, you’ll get more out of your time if you have a clear idea of what you want to achieve.

6. Mindfulness

Martial arts trains the body and the mind. Strengthening the connection between your mind and body promotes mindfulness in your training and life. This approach can help you manage daily stress and improve your mental health and outlook on life.

At One Nation Jiu Jitsu in Smyrna, our mission is to help people evolve and improve their lives through the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. Whether you are a seasoned martial artist or a beginner, we can help you achieve your goals. Contact us to learn more about how to get started.