Why More Moms Are Taking Martial Arts For Women

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More moms than ever are taking martial arts for women, and it’s easy to see why. These classes are about so much more than what you’ve seen in the movies. Read on to learn more!


Relieve Stress and Tone Up with Martial Arts for Women

martial arts for womenAn indisputable fact: Moms are awesome. These women are the world’s superheroes, 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…we also understand just how much of that work can weigh on you. If you’re stay-at-home, working, or some combination of the two, it’s stressful. Navigating single parenthood and going to school is also stressful. 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 confidently say that karate has helped plenty of women in our Greendale community melt their stress and become their most confident, most energized selves. How? Martial arts for women.

Stress itself is a self-imposed pressure augmented by mental rumination. We pump ourselves up and stress ourselves out, sometimes for legitimate reasons, oftentimes for future situations that will never actually happen. Again, it’s easy to be stressed out as a mom; your brain is thinking about your life stuff, switching over to your kid’s art project, and then your other child’s got a diaper change, etc. Any physical activity you do will get that stress-induced adrenaline moving throughout your body and get you out of your head, but karate classes for women are 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 adult martial arts classes that feels amazing.


Get Fit Fast through Self-Defense

martial arts for womenWe live in an unjust world, so a woman is often confronted with more self-defense situations than a man. As all of us look to change that fact on a societal level, more and more people are realizing that martial arts for women 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 rewarding and confidence-boosting to learn self-defense skills from our classes. Studies have shown that women who take self-defense training 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 toward their child. Moms protecting their young in the wild, like bears and lions, will go berserk on these attackers and most likely kill them. Human moms are restrained by these little things called laws that prevent us from mauling 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 Taekwondo classes for women.


Mental Benefits of Martial Arts for Women: Confidence and Self-Respect

martial arts for womenThis is a big one for a lot of people taking our martial arts for women, especially moms. Again, we live in an unjust world, so women are often taught to criticize their bodies constantly and even “hate” certain parts of their bodies in ways that men don’t have to deal with. And this hatred robs women of the true confidence that they deserve.

While you’re getting fit, having a blast, and learning self-defense through martial arts classes, you’re also building an inner confidence that no outer appearance can touch. Yes, really! Think of it this way: If you knew without a shadow of a doubt that you could handle any physical situation or altercation that came your way, wouldn’t you be more confident? If you just crushed your workout and pushed your mind and body in ways you never had before, wouldn’t you hold your head up higher coming out of your karate class?

Our instructors are world-class teachers who know a lot about women’s self-defense and martial arts. But they also know a thing or two about setting and achieving goals, persevering through difficulty, and other important life skills that took them from novice to expert. (Remember, a black belt is a white belt that never gave up!) This is where confidence and success start; believing in yourself, even when you have every reason not to, and getting stuff done. Reaching new heights. Pushing your limits. 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.

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!) Martial Arts America trial at a fraction of the cost, to help you dip your toe in and soak up some of these amazing benefits. Try our adult martial arts classes today and see for yourself how martial arts are changing the lives of moms in our Greendale every day!