8 Reasons To Try Martial Arts In 2017!

Have you always wanted to try martial arts but never really got around to doing so? Well, it that’s the case, then stop thinking and sign up for that first class! Now that 2017 is almost upon us, why not start the new year with a bang and punch your way to a new and improved version of yourself?

Today, Evolve Daily shares 8 Reasons To Try Martial Arts In 2017:

1) Because you’ll burn the holiday calories

Muay Thai is also known as the "Art of Eight Limbs".

Muay Thai is also known as the “Art of Eight Limbs”.

Yes, we’re all guilty of consuming more calories than we’re supposed to during the festive season. After all, the holiday season is all about celebrating and making merry with our loved ones. Unfortunately, this causes us to put on unwanted holiday weight. But before you fret while thinking about it, we have a solution for you: attend a martial arts class! In just 60 minutes, you can burn up to 1,000 calories when you train Muay Thai.

 

2) Because you’ll learn to thrive outside your comfort zone

BJJ enables a smaller person to overcome bigger, stronger opponents.

BJJ enables a smaller person to overcome bigger, stronger opponents.

How do you react whenever you find yourself in an uncomfortable or challenging situation? If you find that you can’t deal with these situations very well, then it’s time to try martial arts! It might seem intimidating when you take that first step, but trust us – it’s totally worth it because you would learn to embrace the unknown and of course, be able to face and overcome all life’s challenges.

 

3) Because it will leave you feeling great

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.

If you constantly find yourself unhappy or stressed out, one way to change that is to – you guessed it – train martial arts! This is because it’s a great outlet to vent your frustrations as well as de-stress. What’s more, you would also be boosting your body’s endorphin production. That means you’ll feel great after every training session! Martial arts has been scientifically proven to help you stay happy and stress-free, so why not make yourself happier this 2017?

 

4) Because you’ll pick up self-defense

The spinning back elbow has the power to potentially knock out your opponent.

The spinning back elbow has the power to potentially knock out your opponent.

One of the best things you’ll gain from training martial arts is the ability to protect yourself and your loved ones in the face of danger. After all, you never know when you might need to do so – and we believe that it’s better to be safe than sorry because you can’t guarantee safety even in the safest countries.

 

5) Because it will boost your confidence

BJJ is a great way to bullyproof your kids.

BJJ is a great way to bullyproof your kids.

Whether it’s your inability to fully embrace yourself or the fact that you doubt yourself when it comes to making decisions, one thing’s for sure – you could use that extra boost of confidence that martial arts will give you! As you push and go beyond your physical and mental limits while mastering all kinds of techniques over time, there’s no doubt that your confidence would grow and carry over to all other aspects of life.

 

6) Because you’ll be more adaptable

Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Nonthachai Sit O teaches at Evolve MMA.

Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Nonthachai Sit O teaches at Evolve MMA.

When you train martial arts, you will learn to adjust to all kinds of situations – be it on the mats or in the ring. After all, you have to be able to adapt to various fighting styles and try out different combinations or master new techniques – all in the name of being unpredictable when sparring or fighting. If you struggle to cope with change, then perhaps martial arts can help you to learn to embrace it.

 

7) Because it enables you to turn your weaknesses into strengths

BJJ borrows throwing and tripping techniques from judo and wrestling.

BJJ borrows throwing and tripping techniques from judo and wrestling.

We all have our flaws and weaknesses. But the question is, do you attempt to turn your weaknesses into strengths? When you train martial arts, you wouldn’t be afraid to approach your weaknesses and work towards becoming the best version of yourself – be it in or out of the gym. And the best part is that you would strive to improve by 1% in all aspects of your life, hence, evolving into the best version of yourself possible.

 

8) Because it’s time to crush all your goals

ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee learns Muay Thai from multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Orono Wor Petchpun.

If you want to lose weight or get a toned body, sitting around and thinking about it isn’t the way to go. The same goes for anything else in life, really. If you want something, you need to be prepared to work for it. Martial arts not only teaches you how to effectively set and work towards your goals, but also instills discipline and teaches you to persevere when things don’t go your way. Hence, it would set you up for success in other areas of your life as well.

 

So tell us, are you ready to take charge of your life and get into the best shape of your life in 2017?

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