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5 Ways Martial Arts can benefit women

We all come to an age when we’re like, right, it’s time to get into a routine to start getting back into shape. I know i am a victim of this. You’ve must of heard it before, it get’s harder when you get older and it’s true. Our bodies start to slow down and our metabolism isn’t like how it use to be. I find myself getting bored of the gym, not knowing really what i’m suppose to be doing on the machines so i often stick to home workout exercises until i discovered Martial arts. There are so many different techniques and i was so intrigued i found myself browsing all about it on Martial Tribes. Other than the action packed exercises and moves you will learn when you practice this sport, i found out some other great things about how it can also benefit me as a women.

Martial Art for Women

Self Defence

The most popular reason why women learn martial arts is to defend themselves. It gets scary sometimes when you are alone on the streets and anything could happen. Learning martial arts will help us overcome that fear and make us feel safe. Martial art forms like Wing Chun teaches you a technique where you can actually take on opponents bigger and stronger than you. Self defense gives you an attractive boost of confidence and you become fearless.

Improve Posture

During training you will learn to position yourself in fighting stances and doing this can improve your balance and posture. Having a good posture can help us with our spinal cord and when you have a good one of those, it can give us a better digestive system and help our organs to function  better. Women who stand tall and don’t slouch shows confidence and it can also add a few inches to your height! You will appear more graceful and elegant when you walk with good posture, and it can help reduce tension and pain in the neck, shoulders and back.

Stress Reliever

Martial arts can be a great stress reliever with all the punches and kicks included in the workout. This can drop our stress levels and control how we connect the ming with the soul and body.  Tai Chi teaches you a breathing method that when done correctly the enzymes that are released during training can boost your mood and improve your attitude remarkably. This relaxing form of martial arts will have more graceful movements with slow hands and almost as if your body is moving to slow peaceful music. When you can learn to control your stress you will be happier in general and it will appear on your face which also means, less wrinkles!

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Weight Loss

After a few sessions you will lose weight and your muscles will feel more toned. There will also be improvements in your skin as this will become tighter and firmer and with a nutritional diet your skin will be glowing. My favourite thing of all is that i found out even stubborn cellulite that was there before can reduce or even disappear! If you want something more high intensity in cardio, you should try Taekwondo as this can increase muscle tone and strength. The more you train you will become more flexible and every movement will become better and with ease. Being flexible will increase your speed and coordination and reduce the risk of injuries.

Now, that’s a lot of good from a sport don’t you think? Don’t forget to understand martial arts and get deeper to really connect as it can teach you a lot of valuable life lessons. Women should feel powerful, strong and beautiful and live life with a positive attitude. When you live this way, i can guarantee, you will be able to take on any obstacle you face and live a healthier happier you.

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  1. Louise
    June 27, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    I don’t do any martial arts as such but do enjoy Body Balance which is a combination of yoga, tai chi and pilates moves. I love how it chills me out and focuses on core strength – something we all need! x

    • June 27, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Taking care of your core is so important for physical health, it’s what I am focussing on whilst my ankle is out of action x

  2. June 27, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    Love this post x Think there are also strong arguments for doing martial arts in school too x

  3. June 27, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    I think an understanding of martial arts really helps stress levels and confidence, as if you know you can defend yourself, you feel more confident.

    • June 27, 2016 / 8:56 pm

      Exactly that, I did a self defence course a while ago and I feel it’s important that my children do something similar x

  4. June 27, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    My nephew does Martial Arts and it has done wonders for his mood and concentration levels x

    • June 27, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      It’s surprising how many benefits there are to it x

  5. June 27, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    I did martial art many many years ago – well I actually ended up only doing 4-5 sessions (long story). I enjoyed it and it really good exercise as you get a proper body workout. xx

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    • June 27, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      My Hubby and I used to do kick-boxing until we both suffered with back injuries and then I fell pregnant. I would love to start it up again x

  6. RaisieBay
    June 27, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    I think it’s a great Idea and would encourage my daughters to do martial arts.

    • June 28, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      I think people often assume it’s a ‘male’ sport but there are some amazing females in the sport too and starting young takes away the fear x

  7. June 28, 2016 / 8:44 am

    Does kick boxing count as a martial art? I tried that once and I would agree that it definitely helped with stress levels!

    • June 28, 2016 / 7:58 pm

      Hmmm I don’t know, it’s certainly in a similar genre to martial arts? 😉

  8. June 28, 2016 / 9:16 am

    I need to get fit and I imagine this would be lots of fun too

    • June 28, 2016 / 8:23 pm

      There’s something quite empowering about it too. The first time I threw a man on the floor I was gobsmacked but also felt like “yeah” 😉

  9. June 28, 2016 / 10:19 am

    I have always found martial arts interesting, and it never hurts to have a new challenge right!? Maybe I will give it a go! x

  10. June 28, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    I would love to do this, I should try and start soon x

    • June 28, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Definitely, strike while the iron’s hot! 😉 x

  11. June 28, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    I have always wanted to enrol in martial arts more so because of self defence. Though I never got the chance to try it, I enjoy yoga to at least keep me in shape… somehow. xx

    • June 28, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      I love doing Yoga, I need to make more time to get back into it x

  12. Cass@FrugalFamily
    June 29, 2016 / 7:49 am

    I’m trying to get my daughter interested in some sort of self defence classes x

    • July 2, 2016 / 2:23 pm

      I hope you find something she will enjoy, it could be so beneficial – even if just to improve confidence x

    • July 2, 2016 / 2:20 pm

      I honestly think it’s something they should teach in school, everyone should be able to do basic self-defence really x

    • July 12, 2016 / 7:53 pm

      If you give it a go, let me know how you get on 😉

  13. July 7, 2016 / 9:55 am

    I’ve never tried a martial art, perhaps I should look into it. I think my girls would get a lot out of one as well.

    • July 12, 2016 / 7:51 pm

      I think it’s important to find a way for our girls to gain confidence in protecting themselves x

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