As a martial arts student, you experience a variety of benefits by training your body and your mind. These benefits include, but are certainly not limited to, learning self-defense, improving your physical fitness, and building character.

Martial arts is an excellent activity for any age. And you can get started at any stage of life. Let’s take a closer look at just a few of the benefits of a martial arts practice:

1. Self-Defense

Learning martial arts and self-defense techniques is not about violence. Instead, training martial arts and learning to defend yourself is about developing the necessary skills to face a threatening situation with preparation and confidence. Learning self-defense is as much about using non-physical techniques as it is about learning proper form to defend yourself.


2. Physical Fitness

Martial arts might be a less traditional type of workout, but it’s an effective and fun full-body workout option. The high-intensity physical training targets multiple muscle groups, improves your fitness, and burns a ton of calories. If you’re looking for a fun way to get more physical activity in your life or your kids’ lives, then martial arts is a great solution.

3. Character Development

Martial arts training also focuses on life skills and character development. For example, students learn the value of respecting others and what it means to demonstrate this skill in training and daily life. In addition to respect, students also practice character-developing skills like discipline, self-control, focus, persistence, and self-confidence. Practicing these skills consistently helps students of all ages apply what they have learned to other areas of life beyond martial arts.

Systems Training Center in Hawthorne focuses on self-defense, fitness, and fighting! We offer a variety of martial arts programs, including Krav Maga, Kickboxing, MMA, BJJ, and Boxing. To learn more about getting started with any of our martial arts or fitness programs, contact us today.