Your martial arts practice is an individual pursuit. But as unique as your path is, there is still a connection between you and the greater martial arts community. You’re much more than just another member of a school or studio within this community.
Being part of a martial arts community provides:
1. Sense of belonging.
2. Social support.
3. A place to share common interests.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of being part of a martial arts community:
1. Sense of Belonging
When you feel like you belong to a community, it does a lot for your physical and mental health. This sense of belonging comes from having a place to enjoy an activity you love, like martial arts, with others.
A single class is made up of people with all different levels of experience. But it doesn’t matter what you look like, how long you’ve been practicing, or how many skills you’ve mastered. You know you belong – the class is for you as much as it is for everyone else who decided to show up that day.
2. Social Support
When you practice martial arts with a group of like-minded individuals, this group starts to feel like your extended family over time. Your martial arts family is there to support you on your martial arts journey and offers encouragement both on and off your mat.
At the same time, you can also support and encourage your fellow practitioners. The social support you accept and share with others makes it possible for you to make progress (at your own pace) together.
3. Shared Interests
A community forms due to shared interests, goals, and intentions. Martial arts allows you to meet a group of people that you immediately have something in common with.
We all seek to improve our skills while sharing what we’ve learned in a positive way. And ultimately, everyone has the potential to make a unique contribution to the martial arts community.
Classic Fight Team in Fountain Valley is a community of teachers, leaders, and friends. We are always looking for more to join us and learn what community is all about. Contact us today to learn more about how to get started.