Of all the zodiac signs, Taurus could seem to be the most intimidating. With the bull as its symbol, it’s easy to see why.
Taurus are known to have personalities that reflect their symbol. Bull-headed, competitive and persistent, there’s no doubt that these traits are great assets for any martial artist to have. In fact, ONE Championship Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki, former UFC Welterweight World Champion Georges St-Pierre, and other UFC superstars such as Carlos Condit, Chad Mendes and Urijah Faber are also born under the zodiac sign of Taurus.
Without further ado, here are Evolve Daily’s 8 Reasons Why Taurus Make Great Martial Artists:
1) They’re competitive.
Taurus love to be challenged. Especially if they know they’re going up against someone else. They love the thrill of achievement and getting rewarded for a job well done. There’s no doubt that this trait is a must for every martial artist!
2) They’re down to earth.
You can count on a Taurus to not hold any airs about anything. Whether they’re the best in class or get promoted consistently, Taurus are humble enough to admit that they’re still quite a way from completing their martial arts journey. They’ll own up to any mistake they’ve made and are always eager to learn!
3) They’re patient.
A Taurus is never in any rush. They’re OK with taking things one step at a time and absorbing all the details that go into a technique rather than doing anything halfheartedly. Being patient is definitely a quality that all martial artists need, especially when it comes to learning new things.
4) They’re persistent.
When a Taurus wants something, he or she will stop at nothing to get it. It doesn’t matter if it’s difficult to achieve. As long as they’ve decided on accomplishing a goal, be it a championship belt or even just doing well in sparring; there’s just no stopping them!
5) They’re independent.
Whether it’s drilling techniques or taking down notes after an MMA class, you don’t have to tell a Taurus that he or she needs to work hard to succeed. It’s an innate quality of all Taurus, they don’t need anyone to tell them what they should do.
6) They’re great listeners.
Need advice on your left hook or your armbar from closed guard? Taurus will always be there for you when you need them. They’ll listen to your problems and help you if they can. All you need to do is ask!
7) They’re risk-takers.
Although they may seem reserved, Taurus are known to be risk takers when it comes to achieving their goals. They’ll often take the option that most people wouldn’t dare to take; because to Taurus it’s just something that everyone must go through.
8) They’re generous.
Did you forget to bring an extra t-shirt for your strength and conditioning class? Do you need someone to share their notes from the MMA seminar they attended? You can count on Taurus to be there for you when you need them. They’ll willingly share whatever they have with their teammates just because they want to.
Tell us, do you think Taurus make great martial artists?