The practice of martial arts training aims to result in the strengthening of the students physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Through systematic practice in the martial arts a person’s overall health may be strengthened as the whole body is exercised and the entire muscular system is activated while requiring self-control (emotionally and spiritually).
The practice of martial arts can be used to increase self-confidence and self-efficacy. People who are confident have learned to deal well with stress and/or dangerous situations that they have encountered through the course of their lifetime. Since the nature of martial arts is to deal with stressful situations, the practice of martial arts will help build confidence.
The practice of martial arts helps the student to engage in an understanding of mutual respect and integrity with all those he/she encounters. Through this the heart of the student begins to grow towards an attitude that is dependable, good, and honorable. This encouragement of good moral character is at the heart of what martial arts seeks to ultimately teach.
"This is a great program to stretch my thought processes and expands the ideas I have concerning self-defense. I look forward to any time I get to spend with Joe and his crew."