5 Reasons Why
People seem to believe that Martial Arts is a sport primarily for boys and young men. But this could not be further from the truth. At Innovative Martial Arts Academy, many female students come through our classes and thrive in our dojo. All the growth and changes we have seen in our female students have made us firm believers that Martial Arts is great for girls!
Improves Mental and Physical Strength
Martial arts builds focus and physical resilience while improving strength and flexibility. As these traits improve, it brings a sense of confidence and self-reliance. This can lead to increased feelings of self-worth and courage.
In martial arts, girls can channel energy, frustration, or anger safely into a target. The physicality of training triggers the release of endorphins into the bloodstream, which relieves stress and pain. Girls, just like boys, can walk in after a long, challenging day and work it all out in the dojo. This can lead to a better mental and physical state than when they started.
Teaches Self Defense
As girls practice martial arts techniques regularly, they also learn self-defense skills. They will grow more confident as they continue to learn more of these skills. One important self-defense skill is the ability to set boundaries. This requires girls to own the space they occupy without explanation or apology, especially when they feel threatened.
Builds Peer Relationships
As students practice martial arts regularly, they begin to form a sense of community. They form bonds with their peers as well as instructors. Classmates support and encourage one another to overcome obstacles and progress in their training. This sense of community and belonging can be essential in girls’ self-esteem and development.
Provides Structure and Discipline
Martial arts provide structure and order to a young person’s life. This can be especially beneficial for children and teens who require structure and discipline in their formative years. The structure and routine of practicing martial arts can provide a feeling of security and control.
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At Innovative Martial Arts Academy, we’re all about FAMILY and FUN. Our Martial Arts training offers men, women, and children the opportunity to challenge their bodies and minds without the threat of injury and intimidation. Take on the best training in disciplines like Kenpo Karate, Kali, and Aikido, and build your skills one day at a time with the help of our dedicated instructors.
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