05 May 2022

Martial Arts training has many benefits. Here are my top 10...

Benefit #1 - Self Defence

The world can be dangerous. It's important to know how to defend yourself. Martial Artists learn both physical and non-violent methods of self protection.

Benefit #2 - Fitness

Martial Arts training can be used to improve all components of fitness. You can develop strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and more through a well designed training program.

Benefit #3 - Mental Toughness

Martial Arts training can be tough when you push yourself during class. By doing this repeatedly, you build mental toughness that can be applied in other areas of life.

Benefit #4 - Confidence

Confidence is created through achieving goals. Learn a new technique. Pass a belt grading. Overcome your fear of sparring. All of this adds up to becoming a more confident person.

Benefit #5 - Friendship

Martial Arts training is often done in groups. You will meet like-minded people who share similar values. You will meet different people who will give you a new perspective on life. In short, you will develop friends through martial arts.

BONUS - Self Perfection

Martial Arts allows you to explore and become the best version of yourself. It allows you to grow in many directions. You can choose to master certain skills such as kicking or boxing. You might use martial arts to develop discipline which can help other areas of life.


There are many benefits to martial arts training - self defense, fitness, mental toughness, confidence and friendship. This can be summarised as self perfection.