The benefits of martial arts are numerous. Focus, self confidence, self control, self defense, concentration, just to name a few. To focus specifically on teenagers however, additional benefits from martial arts can be realized.Teenagers are quickly growing into their bodies. At this point in their life, physical conditioning such as the martial arts is a great way to build the neurological connections between the brain and muscles for better coordination and balance that will be used the rest of their life. While this is true with any sport, martial arts has one advantage, it doesn’t have to be competitive. This leads to less frustration, less pressure, less injuries, and therefore a much more positive atmosphere which leads to greater success and longevity.
Another aspect to take into consideration aside from the physical is that of the mental strength that is built. Martial arts practitioners are placed in difficult and stressful situations periodically throughout their training, yet are still expected to perform and think rationally.Yet another benefit is that of building leadership qualities. Many practitioners begin teaching within a couple years of training with the
understanding that teaching is an incredible way to learn and further one’s own skills, building one’s patience and understanding of the way others work and learn. Lastly, the respect, discipline, and goal setting demanded by the martial arts tends to flood into other facets of life creating an upstanding, respectable and successful adult.