Why are more women than ever taking adult martial arts classes, especially moms? It’s simple- these classes are about so much more than just punches and kicks. Read on to learn more!
Relieve Stress and Tone up With Women’s Martial Arts
An indisputable fact: Moms are awesome. These women are the superheroes of the world, taking on so much and giving so much in return to everyone in their lives. We want to start by saying that we seriously appreciate all of the work that goes into being a mom in any capacity… and we also understand just how much of that work can weigh on you. If you’re a mom that stays at home, that’s stressful. If you’re a mom that works, that’s stressful too. If you’ve got one kid, stressful. Ten kids, STRESSFUL!
Every person is being confronted with stress in the modern world we live in, and we’re all figuring out a way to deal with it. We can say with confidence that karate classes help hundreds of women in this Palm Harbor community melt their stress and become their most confident selves. How? Two words- kicks and punches.
Oftentimes stress is a mental pressure we put on ourselves, pumping ourselves up and kind of catastrophizing into the future. Again, it’s easy to be stressed out as a mom- you’ve got your own life stuff going on, AND your kid’s stuff on top of it. Moving your body in any form will help get that adrenaline OUT of your body and reduce stress pretty much immediately, but karate is special in that you kick and punch your way to that stress-melting feeling. There’s something about getting all that tension, frustration, and anxious energy out through just your arms and legs that feels amazing.
Bonus points – martial arts is a full-body sport. That means you’re working every muscle to coordinate your body and get the moves right. You’re toning everything, not just your arms and legs. A lot of our members really enjoy women’s martial arts as a gym alternative because they’re learning a life-saving skill (fitness with purpose) and having FUN with their friends.
The cool thing too is that martial arts is an individual sport in a group setting, so while you’re working on your own self defense combos, everyone else is learning this amazing skill as well. That sense of community and women supporting women is what helps a lot of our moms in karate classes release their stress and embrace their awesomeness. Not only are moms relieving stress and getting toned in martial arts classes, but they’re also learning a life-saving skill- self-defense.
Get Fit Fast Through Self Defense
Because of the unjust world we live in, a woman will often require self-defense skills on more occasions than a man. As we all work to change that fact on a global level, more and more people are realizing that self defense is one of those things you don’t ever want to “wish you’d learned” sooner. A lot of moms (and all women in general) have found it really gratifying and confidence-boosting to learn self defense skills from our classes. Studies have shown that women who take self-defense trainings feel more confident in their bodies and more confident in public.
Also, ever heard of “mom aggression”? It’s this primal feeling moms get when they sense a serious threat headed straight towards their child. Moms protecting their young in the wild, like bears and lions, go completely nuts on (read: maul and destroy) their predators. Humans have these little things called laws that prevent us from outright attacking each other, but God forbid someone ever comes after you or your kids, you’ll be grateful to know how to protect your life and theirs through self defense.
Plus, you’re constantly showing your kids the best way to live – how to use a fork and knife properly, what to say to comfort a loved one. If we passed down self defense just as easily to our kids, what would life be like, especially for our daughters, our future women? You never know how the world could really change for the better. Pass down one of the best skills you can- the ability to defend yourself in any situation. Your kids may thank you one day.
Mental Benefits of Women’s Karate- Confidence and Self Respect
This is a biggie for a lot of women taking our martial arts classes, especially moms. Again, we live in an unjust world, so many women criticize their bodies constantly and even “hate” certain parts of their body in ways that men don’t have to deal with. This means a lot of women are way less confident in themselves, their appearance, and their abilities than they deserve to be.
As our classes help you tone up, get fit and have fun, they’re also helping you build an inner confidence that no outer appearance can touch. Really! Think about it – if you knew that you could handle any physical situation that came your way, wouldn’t you be more confident? If you just smashed your fitness goals and pushed your mind and body in ways you never had before, wouldn’t you hold your head up high coming out of your karate class?
Our instructors are world-class teachers that will show you everything you need to know about self defense and martial arts. But they also know a thing or two about perseverance, discipline, and other important life skills that took them from beginner to master. (Remember, a black belt is a white belt that never gave up!) This is where real, untouchable confidence comes from – believing in yourself, even when you don’t want to, and getting stuff done.
Reaching new heights. Feeling the fear and doing it anyway. When you know you’re truly remarkable because of YOUR OWN opinion of yourself, you automatically become more confident, and you glow from the inside out.AND, just like before, parents are passing things down to their kids all the time.
Why not give them the gift of a confident role-model with a healthy dose of self-esteem? Why not show them through your actions how confident women can really be?Forgive our cheesiness here, but it’s true: We help create bully-proof kids in our kids martial arts classes, and in our best martial arts for women, we help moms negate whatever their inner bullies say through their true confidence.
So : Stress relief, physical fitness, self defense, and confidence- four reasons that more moms than ever are turning to martial arts to try something new! We have a risk-free (yes, really risk-free!) D3 Martial Arts trial at a fraction of the cost to help you dip your toe in and soak up some of these amazing benefits. Try it today and see for yourself how martial arts are changing the lives of moms in our Palm Harbor every day!