Why are more women than ever taking martial arts for women, especially moms? 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 Classes
Moms are so awesome. They give and give of themselves for their kids and everyone in their lives, sometimes without any expectation of return. That selflessness is huge! 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. If you’re a mom that stays at home, that’s stressful. If you’re a mom that works, that’s stressful too. If you’ve got one kid, stressful. Ten kids, 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 karate classes help hundreds of women in this Delray Beach community melt their stress and become their most confident, most energized selves. How? Two words- kicks and punches.
Oftentimes stress is a mental pressure we put on ourselves, pumping ourselves up and kind of catastrophizing into the future. 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. Any physical activity you do will get that stress-induced adrenaline moving throughout your body and get you out of your head, but karate is special in that you kick and punch your way to that stress-melting feeling. Getting your frustrations and anxious energy out through these focused channels is super healthy and just feels amazing.
But that’s not all – martial arts is a full-body sport. That means you’re working every muscle to coordinate your body and get the moves right. You’re toning everything, not just your arms and legs. A lot of our members choose martial arts for women as a gym alternative because they’re constantly moving in class (no more boring workouts!) and having FUN.
The cool thing too is that martial arts is an individual sport in a group setting, so while you’re working on your own self defense combos, every other mom in class is cheering you on big time. That sense of community and women supporting women is what helps a lot of our moms in karate classes release their stress and embrace their awesomeness. Moms usually come to taekwondo classes for women to get fit and relieve stress, but they also come to learn a truly life-saving skill- self-defense.
Get Fit Fast Through Women’s Self Defense
We live in a world that is unjust, so a woman is often confronted with more self-defense situations than a man. As all of us look to change that fact on a societal level, more and more people are realizing that self defense 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 really comforting and confidence-boosting to learn self defense skills from our classes. Studies have shown that women who take self-defense trainings feel more confident in their bodies AND more confident (less scared) in public places.
Also, ever heard of “mom aggression”? It’s this primal feeling moms get when someone’s threatening their kids, adopted or biological. Moms protecting their young in the wild, like bears and lions, will go totally berserk on these attackers and most likely kill them. Humans have these little things called laws that prevent us from outright attacking each other, but God forbid someone ever comes after you or your kids, you’ll be grateful to know how to protect your life and theirs through self defense.
One last thing. You’re passing things down to your kids all the time – how to use a fork and knife properly, what to say to comfort a loved one. If we lived in a world where everyone knew self defense, what would life be like, especially for our little (or big) girls, our future women? You really 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 Women’s Karate- Confidence and Self Respect
This is a biggie for a lot of women taking our martial arts for women, especially moms. Again, we live in an unjust world, so women are often taught to criticize their bodies constantly and even “hate” part 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 about it – if you knew that you could handle any physical situation 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 Karate classes for women.
Our instructors are world-class teachers that can teach you everything about self defense and martial arts. But they also know a thing or two about setting and getting goals, persevering through difficulty, and other important life skills that took them from beginner to master. (Remember, a black belt is a white belt that never gave up!) This is where that “I am amazing” confidence comes from – believing in yourself, even when you don’t want to, and getting stuff done. Reaching new heights. Pushing your limits. When you know you’re amazing because of YOUR OWN opinion of yourself, you automatically become more confident, and you glow from the inside out.
AND, don’t forget, parents are passing things down to their kids all the time. Why not pass down that confidence and a healthy dose of self-respect? Why not show them through your actions how a leader really perseveres?
We know it sounds pretty cheesy, but it’s true: We help create bully-proof kids in our kids martial arts classes, and in our adult martial arts classes, we negate whatever our inner bullies say through our incredible actions and our true confidence.
So: Stress relief, physical fitness, self-defense, and confidence- four reasons that more moms than ever are turning to martial arts to try something new! We have a risk-free (yes, really risk-free!) Palm Beach Martial Arts 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 our Delray Beach every day!