Why are more moms than ever taking martial arts for women? It’s simple–these classes are about so much more than what you’ve seen in the movies. Read on to learn more!
Relieve Stress and Tone Up with Martial Arts for Women
An indisputable fact: Moms are awesome. These women are the world’s superheroes, taking on so much and giving so much in return to everyone in their lives. We want to start by saying that we seriously appreciate all of the work that goes into being a mom, in any capacity, and we also understand just how much of that work can weigh on you.
When you’re a mom that stays at home, that’s stressful. If you’re a mom who works, that’s stressful too. Once you’ve got one kid, stressful. Ten kids, more stressful!
All human beings, women, men, children; all of us are confronted with stress in the modern world we live in, and we’re all looking to deal with stress better so we can show up better. We can say with confidence that martial arts for women has helped plenty of moms in our McKinney community melt their stress and become the best version of themselves they can be. How? Two words–kicks and punches.
Stress itself is a self-imposed pressure augmented by mental rumination. We pump ourselves up and stress ourselves out, sometimes for legitimate reasons, oftentimes for future situations that will never actually happen. Again, it’s easy to be stressed out as a mom – your brain is thinking about your life stuff, and then switching over to your kid’s art project, and then your other child’s got a diaper change, etc.
Moving your body in any form will help get that adrenaline out of your body and reduce stress pretty much immediately, but karate classes for women are awesome in that you kick and punch your way to stress-free thinking. Getting your frustrations and anxious energy out through these focused channels is super healthy and just feels amazing.
Get Fit Fast Through Self-Defense
Because of the unjust world we live in, mothers will often require women’s self-defense skills on more occasions than a man. As all of us look to change that fact on a societal level, more and more people are realizing that martial arts for women is one of those things you don’t ever want to “wish you’d learned” sooner.
A lot of moms and all-women, in general, have found it rewarding and confidence-boosting to learn self-defense skills from our classes. Studies have shown that women who take self-defense training feel more confident in their bodies and less scared in public places.
Also, ever heard of “mom aggression”? It’s this primal feeling mothers get when someone’s threatening the life they gave birth to (or adopted) and have a deep attachment to. Moms protecting their young in the wild, like bears and lions, will go berserk on these attackers and most likely kill them.
If we lived in a world where everyone knew self-defense, what would life be like? Especially for our daughters, our future women? You never know what ripple effects this life-changing skill can have. Pass down one of the best skills you can–the ability to defend yourself in any situation. Your kids may thank you one day.
Mental Benefits of Martial Arts for Women–Confidence and Self-Respect
This is a biggie for a lot of women taking our martial arts classes, especially moms. Again, we live in an unjust world, so many women criticize their bodies constantly and even “hate” certain parts of their bodies in ways that men don’t have to deal with. This translates to women being way less confident in their physical bodies and their mental capabilities than they deserve to be.
As our classes help you tone up, get fit, and have fun, they’re also helping you build an inner confidence that no outer appearance can touch. Really! Think of it this way–if you knew that you could handle any physical situation or altercation that came your way, wouldn’t you be more confident? If you just crushed your workout and persevered through class, pushing your mind and body in new ways, wouldn’t you hold your head up high coming out of your taekwondo classes for women?
One of our favorite sayings – a black belt is a white belt that never gave up! This is where real, untouchable confidence comes from–believing in yourself, even when you have every reason not to, and getting stuff done. Reaching new heights. Pushing your limits.
In conclusion: Stress relief, physical fitness, self-defense, and confidence–four reasons why moms are doing martial arts for women like crazy! We have a risk-free Vasquez Taekwondo & Haidong Gumdo Academy trial at a fraction of the cost, to help you dip your toe in and soak up some of these amazing benefits. Try it today and see for yourself how martial arts are changing the lives of moms in McKinney every day!