More moms than ever are taking martial arts classes for women, and it’s easy to see why- these classes are about so much more than just punches and kicks. Read on to learn more!
Relieve Stress and Tone Up With Women’s Martial Arts
An indisputable fact: Moms are awesome. They give and give of themselves for their kids and everyone in their lives, sometimes without any expectation of return. That selflessness is huge! We want to start by saying that we seriously appreciate all of the work that goes into being a mom in any capacity… and we also understand just how much of that work can weigh on you. If you’re a mom that stays at home, that’s stressful. If you’re a mom that works, that’s stressful too. If you’ve got one kid, stressful. Ten kids, STRESSFUL!
Everybody, no matter their parental status of gender, is confronted with stress in the modern world we live in, and we’re all figuring out a way to deal with it. We can say with confidence that karate classes help hundreds of women in this Heathmont community melt their stress and become their most confident, most energized selves. How? Two words- kicks and punches.
Oftentimes stress is a mental pressure we put on ourselves, pumping ourselves up and kind of catastrophizing into the future. Again, it’s easy to be stressed out as a mom- your brain is thinking about your life stuff, and then switching over to your kid’s art project, and then your other child’s got a diaper change, etc.
Moving your body in any form will help get that adrenaline OUT of your body and reduce stress pretty much immediately, but karate is special in that you kick and punch your way to that stress-melting feeling. There’s something about getting all that tension, frustration, and anxious energy out through just your arms and legs that feels amazing.
But that’s not all – martial arts is a full-body sport. That means you’re working every muscle to coordinate your body and get the moves right. You’re toning ALL your muscles, not just the ones you use for kicking and punching. A lot of our members choose best martial arts for women as an alternative to the gym because they’re learning a life-saving skill (fitness with purpose) and having FUN with their friends.
Martial arts is great because it’s an individual sport in a group setting, so while you’re working on your own self defense combos, every other mom in class is cheering you on big time. That sense of community and women supporting women is what helps a lot of our moms in karate classes release their stress and embrace their awesomeness. Not only are moms relieving stress and getting toned in martial arts classes, but they’re also learning a life-saving skill- self-defense.
Get Fit Fast Through Self Defense
It’s a really, really sad truth that women need to use self-defense and karate skills more often than men do. As all of us look to change that fact on a societal level, more and more people are realizing that self defense is one of those things you don’t ever want to “wish you’d learned” sooner. A lot of moms (and all women in general) have found it really rewarding and confidence-boosting to learn self defense skills from our classes. In fact, studies have shown that women who take self-defense trainings feel more confident in their bodies and more confident in public.
Also, ever heard of “mom aggression”? It’s this primal feeling mothers get when someone’s threatening the life they gave birth to (or adopted) and have a deep attachment to. Moms protecting their young in the wild, like bears and lions, will go totally berserk on these attackers and most likely kill them. Humans have these little things called laws that prevent us from outright attacking each other, but God forbid someone ever comes after you or your kids, you’ll be grateful to know how to protect your life and theirs through self defense.
Plus, you’re constantly showing your kids the best way to live – how to brush their teeth, comb their hair, use their manners. If we passed down self defense just as easily to our kids, what would life be like, especially for our daughters, our future women? You really never know what ripple effects this life-changing skill can have. Pass down one of the best skills you can- the ability to defend yourself in any situation. Your kids may thank you one day.
Mental Benefits of Women’s Karate- Confidence and Self Respect
This is a biggie for a lot of women taking our martial arts classes, especially moms. Again, we live in an unjust world, so many women criticize their bodies constantly and even “hate” certain parts of their body in ways that men don’t have to deal with. This means a lot of women are way less confident in themselves, their appearance, and their abilities than they deserve to be.
As we’re helping you tone your body and getting fit through our classes, we use martial arts to build an inner confidence that no outer appearance can touch. Really! Think about it – if you knew that you could handle any physical situation or altercation that came your way, wouldn’t you be more confident? If you just smashed your fitness goals and persevered through class, pushing your mind and body in new ways, wouldn’t you hold your head up high coming out of your karate class?
Our instructors are world-class teachers that know a lot about self defense and martial arts. But they also know a thing or two about the mindset behind confidence and success, perseverance through adversity, and other important life skills that took them from novice to expert. (Remember, a black belt is a white belt that never gave up!) This is where real, untouchable confidence comes from – believing in yourself, even when you don’t want to, and getting it done. Reaching new heights.
Pushing your limits. When you know you’re awesome because of YOUR OWN opinion of yourself, you automatically become more confident, and you glow from the inside out.
AND, don’t forget, moms are passing things down to their kids all the time. Why not pass down that confidence and a healthy dose of self-respect? Why not show them through your actions how a leader really perseveres?
It sounds cheesy, but it’s true: We help create bully-proof kids in our kids martial arts classes, and in our adult martial arts classes, we help moms negate whatever their inner bullies say through their true confidence.
So : Stress relief, physical fitness, self defense, and confidence- four reasons that more moms than ever are turning to martial arts to try something new! We have a risk-free (yes, really risk-free!) Ultimate Martial Arts trial at a fraction of the cost to help you dip your toe in and soak up some of these amazing benefits. Try it today and see for yourself how martial arts are changing the lives of moms in our Heathmont every day!