Let’s talk about something really important today- the mental benefits of taekwondo. Most people see martial arts as a purely physical sports but it actually requires a lot of mental stamina and self talk. We help hundreds of people in our Focus Martial Arts community build confidence and self-respect through the power of martial arts and self-defence. Here’s how:
Confidence is a Huge Advantage of Taekwondo
Chances are high that you already feel confident in one area of your life- your job, your role as a parent, or your studies, for example. You might already feel confident in your body and even work out regularly. But how confident do you feel in your ability to protect yourself? If push really came to shove (literally), would you know how to defend yourself against an attacker? Would you know how to protect the people you love?
Self-Respect: A Little-Known Benefit
These questions are not fun, but you know what’s less fun- not knowing self-defence in an emergency and wishing you did! Learning self-defence to keep yourself and the people you love safe from harm is so important. It’s why we want to teach everyone in the Brisbane area how to defend themselves against an attacker.
It’s not just because it literally saves lives, either: imagine how much more confident you could be if you were positive that you could handle any physical situation that came your way. Knowing how to keep yourself safe would just be one more thing for you to feel confident about. It’s a huge mental benefit of martial arts.
How these Mental Benefits of Taekwondo Change Lives
So we all want to be confident people – but why is self respect important? It’s because once you learn to respect yourself and your body, you begin making better choices. When you decide to take martial arts classes, you may notice you feel more energized.
You may start to want to eat healthier and think, “I wouldn’t be respecting my body if I ate this. I want to feel amazing so I’ll skip the chips.” You may also find yourself wanting to bike instead of drive up the street or finally making time for a hike with a friend. This just makes you even more confident because you’re doing what’s right for you, you have more energy to do things you love, and you feel in alignment with your best self.
The voice in your head saying “Let’s eat better” or “Go for that run” is finally being heard. Another thing – when you respect yourself, you start to treat others with more kindness and humility because you see and respect them, too. This makes others more confident because they feel understood, and then they pass that feeling on to others… and there’s a compound effect in the community. Magic? We think so. And it’s all because of this ancient practice we call martial arts.
Confidence & Self Respect- Join Us to Learn More!
You start to see how you can push yourself to new limits in martial arts classes, and you find bravery and confidence within yourself that you never knew you had. Are you starting to see how the mental benefits of taekwondo can really change your life? Just these two benefits- the mix of self respect and confidence- can help you realize that other people’s judgments can’t touch you. When you know you’re awesome because you leave your martial arts class feeling super accomplished, you’re not going to shy away from creating awesomeness in your own life.
You take risks, embrace new opportunities, and do the things you never thought you could do. It’s awesome! Okay, one more thing. In terms of textbook mental health, the benefits of taekwondo for kids are countless. Staying active, engaging in social communities, and achieving new goals each week- these are pieces of the mental health checklist that every martial arts class checks off. Your mood and health can improve tremendously right alongside your mindset.