5 Reasons Why You’re Never Too Old To Start Martial Arts

If you’re interested in picking up martial arts but are afraid that you’re too old, know that you’re not alone. There are quite a number of adults who want to start, but end up not even making it to the gym – simply because they let their age stop them. But here’s the thing: if you don’t even try, you’ll never know just what you’re missing out on!

So if you’ve been thinking about training but are afraid of being too old, let us just say that age is merely a number – and it doesn’t define you and your ability to thrive in the gym. Instead of thinking about it, why not take action and go for that first class now?

Today, Evolve Daily shares 5 Reasons Why You’re Never Too Old To Start Martial Arts:

1) Because self-defense is an essential life skill

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is also known as “The Gentle Art”.

We can never emphasize enough the importance of self-defense. Even if you’re in the safest country in the world, it doesn’t mean you’re 100% safe from danger. After all, you never know what’s out there, so it’s way better to be safe than sorry – and equip yourself with the necessary skills to protect yourself and your loved ones in the face of danger.

When you train martial arts, you’re not only learning the techniques you can execute to defend yourself, but also gaining the ability to think on your feet and react calmly when faced with such situations.


2) Because your health matters, and you should put it first

WBA Boxing World Champion and ONE Superstar Yodsanan Sityodtong is known for his KO power.

It’s no secret that engaging in regular physical activity such as martial arts would get you in the pink of health. After all, you would reap various health benefits such as improved strength and fitness, stronger bones, as well as a lower risk of contracting diseases.

Apart from that, training martial arts would also strengthen your heart, boost your metabolism and melt away pesky fat, while toning your muscles. Psst! Did you know that martial arts can also reverse the aging process? So why not say goodbye to your anti-aging creams and start punching your way to a more radiant, youthful version of yourself?


3) Because martial arts is for everyone

It is unfortunate that some people assume that martial arts is only for a specific kind of person – be it strong, fit and/or muscular. But here’s the thing: you don’t have to be all those things to start martial arts, because martial arts would transform you into those things. All it really takes is that decision to start training and of course, commit to it.

Regardless of gender, size, age, and/or fitness level, there’s always a martial arts class at Evolve MMA that can cater to you. So all you have to do is be open to learning and have fun while you’re training!


4) Because it’s time to challenge yourself

Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion and ONE Superstar Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke started MMA at 37 years of age.

Think about it, when was the last time you really pushed and went beyond your limits? Martial arts isn’t going to be easy, that’s for sure. But when you persevere and press on in the face of your challenges, there’s nothing more rewarding than overcoming them. So why not challenge yourself this year, by taking the leap and going for that first martial arts class?

When you overcome your obstacles, there’s no doubt you would get much stronger – because martial arts would forge an unbreakable warrior spirit that you could carry along with you to all aspects of life.


5) Because it’s never too late to get into the best shape of your life

You can burn up to 1,000 calories in a 60 minute Muay Thai training session.

Every day is a new chance to work on becoming a better version of yourself, and martial arts can help you to get there. From the physical to mental and emotional changes, there’s no doubt that training would help you to get into the best shape ever – be it as a martial artist or as a person.

The best part about martial arts is that it promotes continuous self-improvement, so your biggest priority would be to improve by 1% everyday. As a result, you would constantly be working towards becoming a better version of who you were yesterday, and eventually evolve into everything you wish to become in life.


At the end of the day, it helps to remember that you only live your life once. So why let your age prevent you from unleashing your greatness?

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