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
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. Once you’re a stay-at-home mom, that is stressful. When you’re a working mom, that is stressful. If you’ve got one kid, stressful. Ten kids, more stressful!
Every person is being 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 has helped plenty of women in our Sacramento community melt their stress and become the best version of themselves they can be. How? By joining our adult karate classes for women.
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.
Any physical activity you do will get that stress-induced adrenaline moving throughout your body and get you out of your head, but martial arts for women 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.
Get Fit Fast Through Self-Defense
We live in an unjust world, so a woman is often confronted with more self-defense situations than a man. As we all work to change that fact on a societal scale, 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 gratifying and confidence-boosting to learn self-defense skills from our martial arts for women classes. Studies have shown that women who take womens self-defense training feel more confident in their bodies and more confident in public.
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 berserk on these attackers and most likely kill them.
Moms protecting their young in human society are restricted by these little things called laws, 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.
Mental Benefits of Martial Arts for Women – Confidence and Self-Respect
This is a biggie for a lot of people taking our martial arts for women, especially moms. Again, we live in an unjust world, so many women criticize their bodies constantly and even “hate” part of their bodies in ways that men don’t have to deal with. And this hatred unfairly robs women of the true confidence that they deserve.
As we’re helping you tone your body and get fit through our taekwondo classes for women, we use martial arts to build an inner confidence that no outer appearance can touch. Yes, really! Think of it this way – if you knew without a shadow of a doubt 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 karate class?
And, just like before, moms are passing things down to their kids all the time. Why not give them the gift of a confident role model with a healthy dose of self-esteem? Why not show them through your actions how a leader perseveres?
Stress relief, physical fitness, self-defense, and confidence- are four awesome reasons for many to join our adult martial arts classes as a mom! We have a risk-free yes, really risk-free! iYa Taekwondo 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 Sacramento every day!