If you’re thinking about starting a martial arts practice, you might have noticed that you have a lot of training options. The majority of martial arts schools offer a few different program choices, including group classes and personal training.
How do you know which is the best fit for you? Your martial arts goals, along with your level of fitness and experience can help you narrow it down. And if you’re feeling a little apprehensive about getting started, you’re not alone. Remind yourself that it’s okay to be a beginner. Focus on the learning process and all the benefits you gain from a martial arts practice.
Here are just a few great things about martial arts group classes:
1. The Intimidation Factor
Joining any group when you’re the new guy or girl is intimidating. But with the right approach, a group can actually make you feel more comfortable rather than intimidated.
Every martial arts student is expected to treat others with respect. Which means that the group that you’re joining understands and respects what it feels like to be new. Group martial arts classes offer a supportive learning environment. And most likely, you’ll discover that you have a lot in common with your fellow students.
2. Improve Weaknesses
When it comes to martial arts training and fitness, you’ll develop a pretty good understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. When you train by yourself, it’s easier to avoid the skills or techniques that you’re weaker in. In contrast, group training encourages you to confront and work on your weaknesses. A group class led by a knowledgeable instructor sets you up to not only practice your weaker areas but also improve on them.
3. More Accountability
Group classes are full of people who have similar interests as you. Because of this, you’ll probably find yourself making new friends. These new training partners eventually become accountability partners, as well. A fellow student who you train with most days will notice when you’re not at class and encourage you to get back on the mats. Plus, training with a fun group of people makes even the most grueling workout or training session more bearable.
At Classic Fight Team in Fountain Valley, not only do we offer quality martial arts instruction, but we also provide a new way of exercising. To learn more about our programs and how to get started, contact us today!