Your martial arts training leads to benefits for both your body and mind. And when you’re a committed student, one of the mental skills you develop is resilience.
Resilience is an indication of your ability to cope with tough situations, challenges, and obstacles. Initially, resilience seems like a quality that you either have or you don’t. But resilience is a skill, and that means you can train and develop it.
In martial arts training, students figure out how to adapt and deal with a variety of physical challenges and mental obstacles. With time and practice, you can become more resilient in your training and daily life.
Here are a few ways that your martial arts training develops resilience:
1. Physical Training
When you’re ready to tackle a mental skill, like resilience, focusing on physical training could be a good place to start. Martial arts training comes with physical challenges. Some days, you feel more than ready to take on those challenges. But there are other days when you may feel like you’re not as fit or skilled as you used to be. But no matter how you feel physically, continuing to show up and doing what you can to get the most of your training builds resilience. Showing up even when you’re tired or feeling defeated is how you develop this skill.
2. Long-Term Goals
Your martial arts goals might take many months or even years to achieve. You have to be patient and find a way to stay committed to accomplishing your goals. The longer the span of time between you and your ultimate goal, the more likely you will face several obstacles along the way. Whenever you encounter one of these challenges and find a way to stick with your goal, you build resilience.
3. Complementary Skills and Character Traits
A martial arts practice helps you develop essential character traits such as patience, self-discipline, self-control, and self-confidence. These skills are complementary to resilience, making a variety of tools readily available to you when faced with a tough situation. Together, you can use all of these skills to overcome adversity and continue making improvements on and off the mat.
Systems Training Center offers a variety of classes to help you achieve your personal martial arts and fitness goals while building resilience. To learn more about how to get started, contact us today.