In recent months, we’ve all dealt with a lot of uncertainty. And when you’re faced with various unknowns in life without a firm resolution in sight, it’s not the easiest thing to manage.
While you may not be able to control the source of uncertainty, you can control how you react to it. Your martial arts practice can help you relieve some of the stress you might be feeling. Your training also helps you develop skills to manage how you react to things that are unknown.
Here are a few ways that martial arts helps you manage uncertainty and strengthen those valuable life skills:
One way your martial arts practice helps you manage uncertain times is through character-building. In the art of Tang Soo Do and at Karma Karate, we focus on seven core tenants that develop character:
- Respect & Obedience
- Indomitable Spirit
Reading through this list, you might be able to recognize how these core tenants can help when facing a life full of unknowns. Martial arts students put these tenants into practice as they face a variety of challenges in their training. No matter what you encounter in your practice or your life, you know that you have the skills to stay focused on what’s important. You control what you can and continue finding ways to grow and move forward.
Martial arts training develops physical and mental strength. And when you’re staring down uncertainty, having both helps. When you feel strong physically, you’re more likely to also feel strong in your mind. From that first day you stepped foot on the mats, you’ve been training to become stronger in mind and body. And your strength will only continue to evolve as you face new and different challenges in your training and life. Your training gives you the experience needed to confront those challenges and get more comfortable dealing with whatever life throws your way.
Martial arts not only builds character and strength, but it also leads to an increase in your self-confidence. The more you practice learning something new, improving your skills, and applying what you’ve learned, the more your confidence grows. Boosting your self-confidence through martial arts means you’re more likely to trust that you can handle obstacles that you face outside of martial arts.
If you’re interested in getting started with martial arts, we have a variety of available programs. To learn more about Karma Karate in Newtown Square and what we have to offer, contact us today.