Training your body and mind to defend itself is a wonderful thing. You get a work out, your mind is challenged, and you have fun. The most significant part about training in a martial arts system is that you grow as a person. Personal development is a key benefit when you’re training. The instructors come along and looks at your technique gives you praise, corrects a portion of your form, and then gives you praise again. What a great feeling! Someone who knows what they are doing and are trained are opening the doors for you to expand your physical and mental skills and praising for it. This is exactly what a good life coach should do with their clients. They praise their clients for attempting to change, help them improve on the change, and then praise them again for coming up with the solutions.
Personal development is an important area of your life. We forget to keep with this skill after college or high school and often our brain isn’t challenged enough when we receive the diploma. Martial arts does help a person grow because it requires a person to think, to be creative, and to be free while exercising. With blood flowing through the mind and the body, oxygen is reigniting certain portions of the brains that allow a person to dream again and grow.
I went to a martial arts seminar over the weekend hosted by the world-renowned Guro Dan Inosanto.
Guro Inosanto is in his 70’s, but he is still able to move quickly on the ground, with weapons, and his mind is still strong. He often shares about he latest book he read and often reads to keep challenging and expanding his mind and personal growth. Talk about an inspirational man who is very fit and very alert with life.
Maybe martial arts may be something you are thinking about doing this summer. What a great way to help you physically and mentally! I know you’ll enjoy the experience.Tags: martial arts, personal development, self defense