7 Signs Martial Arts Will Forever Be A Part Of Your Life

With so many things out there to discover and immerse in, there’s no doubt that we sometimes feel spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what to dabble in next. Well, the beauty of having so many options is that you can explore them all! Apart from being a great way to expose yourself to new things, you could also fall in love along the way and figure out what exactly it is that makes your heart race! And of course, go after it with all that you’ve got.

For those who have stumbled upon martial arts, perhaps you’ve just started training or have been doing so for awhile. Well, if you’re unsure whether it’s just another passing phase or something that you’d be doing for a long time – then read on. Today, Evolve Daily shares 7 Signs Martial Arts Will Forever Be A Part Of Your Life:

1) You love martial arts more than most things

It's important to warm up properly before your BJJ training.

It’s important to warm up properly before your BJJ training.

One way to test how far you’re going to go in your martial arts journey is by figuring out just how much you love it. Is training the highlight of your day, or do you find that it’s a chore to go to the gym? If you really love martial arts, there’s no doubt that you’d enjoy every moment of training and of course, stick to it for a long time.

 

2) You’ve turned training into a habit

The armbar is a simple and effective submission in BJJ.

The armbar is a simple and effective submission in BJJ.

If you regularly hit the gym, then there’s a good chance that you’ve established a healthy habit of training regularly. That means you don’t feel like you’re making time for training, because it’s already part of your schedule. Hence, you’d be less likely to lose momentum in the long run and the best part is that you’ll definitely get into your best shape ever – both physically and mentally.

 

3) You miss training whenever you’re not in the gym

Being well rounded in BJJ means training both in the gi and no-gi.

Being well rounded in BJJ means training both in the gi and no-gi.

Because you enjoy training, and have established a training schedule that you stick to, it feels weird when you don’t get to go to the gym – even when you’re on holiday. In the moments that you’re not able to get on the mats, you think about it, and even miss it. So you end up spending your time watching videos and/or reading articles about your favorite martial art, in hopes that you’d be able to learn something.

 

4) You appreciate all the lessons you’ve learned through martial arts

Muay Thai toughens you up both physically and mentally.

Muay Thai toughens you up both physically and mentally.

Through your training, you’re able to constantly learn and grow as a martial artist and as a person. Hence, you know that martial arts has ultimately shaped you into a better, stronger person, and you truly value your time on the mats. With the goal to continuously improve by 1% everyday, there’s no doubt that you’re in this for the long haul!

 

5) You’d rather be training than doing other things you used to enjoy

There's never a dull moment on the BJJ mats as there are so many techniques to learn.

There’s never a dull moment on the BJJ mats as there are so many techniques to learn.

As we mentioned in #1, you’re definitely going to grow old with martial arts if you’re passionate about it. Apart from loving it wholeheartedly, you find that you’d choose training over the things you used to enjoy doing – be it partying the weekend away, or binge watching the latest TV series. You’re sometimes even guilty of prioritizing training time over social time – but hey, anything to help yourself make progress, right?

 

6) You feel at home whenever you’re at the gym

Boxing instills discipline in your kids, while keeping them active.

Boxing instills discipline in your kids, while keeping them active.

Because you’ve spent so much time at the gym, it has practically become your second home – and a place you go to regardless of your mood. Your training buddies have seen you at your best and worst, and are always there for you as you are for them. We believe that friends who kick together, stick together, so you’d all probably end up training together for a long time!

 

7) You can’t imagine a life without martial arts

BJJ World Champion Alex Silva teaches at Evolve MMA.

BJJ World Champion Alex Silva explains a technique to his students.

At some point, you might have realized that training has become a huge part of your life – and you can’t imagine what your life would be like without it. Not like you’d ever want to find out, of course. If you find yourself wondering how you ever got through life before you discovered martial arts, then it probably means that you’ve fallen in love with your favorite martial art. And the greatest thing about this is that it loves you back. It always will, as long as you continue to dedicate yourself in the years to come.

 

So tell us, how many of these signs do you see in yourself?

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