8 Reasons Why Cancer Make Great Martial Artists

Symbolized by the crab, Cancer is all about home. Those born under this sign are known to be ‘roots’ kinds of people. They take great pleasure in traditions, working in a team, being among friends and family, and are also known to be creative in everything they do.

Some of the most successful martial artists and fighters are born under this zodiac sign. These include ONE Championship Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren, former UFC Light-heavyweight World Champion Jon Jones, former UFC Heavyweight World Champion Brock Lesnar and other MMA superstars such as Rory Macdonald, Cat Zingano, Wanderlei Silva, and Forrest Griffin.

So what makes people born under this sign such good martial artists? Today, Evolve Daily reveals 8 Reasons Why Cancer Make Great Martial Artists:

1) They are creative.

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 26: (R-L) Jon "Bones" Jones elbows Glover Teixeira in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 172 event at the Baltimore Arena on April 26, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Jon “Bones” Jones throws a spinning back elbow on Glover Teixeira in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 172 event.

Martial arts is all about expression and Cancers are more than comfortable with expressing themselves. In fact, they tend to find the most creative ways to express themselves. This trait makes them incredibly unpredictable and is also why they stand out in anything they do. Creativity is one of the main driving forces behind the evolution of martial arts since its creation, so there is certainly no doubting how useful it can be!


2) They are spontaneous.


The ability to think and act spontaneously is a huge factor in martial arts. From the very first decision to pick up martial arts to training itself, Cancers never hesitate to take on something new. This trait will also definitely help skyrocket their progress and learning in martial arts!


3) They are excellent workers.


Every martial artist knows how tough training can be. That is why it is always important for a martial artist to be able to push him or herself both physically and mentally. Cancers are known to be incredibly persistent and diligent workers. They never give up when the going gets tough; which can be an extremely useful trait to help take their skills in martial arts to the next level.


4) They are tenacious.


Tenacity is very useful quality to have in martial arts whether it’s in training or competition. Instead of looking at pressure and trials as a reason to quit, the always-tenacious Cancers will see it as an opportunity to learn and grow. It helps remove all the things that might hold them back like fear or doubts. Tenacity will no doubt give any martial artist that extra strength and aggression to overcome all odds!


5) They are adaptable.


Whether it’s in sparring or on the mats, training or competition; martial artists will constantly find themselves facing other martial artists with all kinds of unique and different styles. That is why being adaptable is such a useful quality to have in martial arts. Cancers are adaptable and never fail to find a solution for any and every challenge that comes their way.


6) They are ‘roots’ kinds of people.

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Of all the zodiac signs, Cancer value ‘roots’ the most. They are big on tradition, family, and friends, which is why they are so perfect for martial arts. Martial arts is rooted in tradition so Cancers will never feel out of place in the gym. And excellent, cooperative team players and friends like Cancers will definitely help make training more fulfilling and fun!


7) They are devoted.


Martial arts training is filled with ups and downs. There are always days where a martial artist will experience the depressing feeling of losing on the mats or in sparring. On days like these, being devoted will come in handy. Martial artists need unwavering devotion to pull through losses and the tough times in training to become even better versions of themselves. For Cancers, devotion comes naturally, so they will definitely find it easier to handle the tough moments in their martial arts journey.


8) They are intuitive.


Whether it’s a decision to follow their dreams or something they are doing wrong, Intuitive people recognize the value of listening to themselves. Cancers are intuitive; they are constantly providing constructive criticism for themselves in order to improve, which is most certainly a very useful trait to have when doing martial arts.


So are you convinced as to why Cancers make such good martial artists?

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