No matter if you’ve been training martial arts for five days or five years, your attitude and approach toward training affect your experience. Here are some of the factors that go into an effective training attitude for martial arts: 1. Humbleness One factor that goes into an effective training attitude is staying humble. No matter [...]
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When you train for something long-term, like martial arts, you’ll experience ups and downs. Some days you’ll feel strong and on top of your training. Other days you wake up, and the last thing you want to do is work out. So what do you do on the days that you’re not motivated to train? [...]
When it comes to building endurance for martial arts, it can be helpful to look at different types of endurance, such as: General Endurance Specific Endurance and Mental Endurance Let’s break down these three types of endurance in terms of your martial arts training: 1. General Endurance Generally speaking, endurance is a physical skill [...]
Most martial arts instructors appreciate questions. Getting a question shows that their students and athletes are engaged and are willing to learn. But as a student, asking questions isn’t always easy. In fact, sometimes, it’s intimidating. Rather than avoiding questions, remember that your instructors are there to help you learn and to guide you [...]
Many people practice martial arts because they are interested in learning self-defense. However, this is not the only benefit of practicing martial arts. Martial Arts and Fitness Committing to a martial arts practice can improve your fitness by adding variety to your exercise program. You'll find that the martial arts provide a full-body workout [...]
Both beginner and experienced martial arts practitioners experience doubt, fear, and anxiety in their training. Like many lifelong pursuits, you'll experience both ups, downs, and plateaus in your practice. If you find yourself questioning what you're even doing on the mats, here are a few suggestions on how to manage feelings of self-doubt in your [...]
If your kids are excited to try martial arts and start training, great! Once they get started and seem to enjoy it, you might wonder how you can support them in their efforts on the mats. Here are some ways to encourage long-term participation in kids martial arts: 1. Reinforce that mistakes are okay. One [...]
Whether you're training to become the next world champion, maintain a consistent martial arts practice, learn self-defense, or improve your fitness, recovery plays a significant role in the process. Getting a good night's sleep, stretching and foam rolling, and taking rest days are great recovery techniques. But why are these techniques essential to your martial [...]
When you're new to martial arts, you'll probably hear quite a few unfamiliar terms. Here is a glossary of terms for martial arts beginners to help with some of the more general vocabulary. Grappling A general term used to describe both wrestling and ground-oriented martial arts aimed to restrain or submit opponents. Jiu Jitsu A [...]
Getting the most out of your martial arts training takes consistent effort, discipline, and commitment. So when you show up to a class or workout, here are a few ways to get more from your martial arts training: 1. Set goals while focusing on smaller objectives. Martial arts goals help you guide your training. But [...]