When it comes to local karate/taekwondo dojos, such as Thrive Martial Arts in the Windsor/Fort Collins areas, it’s easy to make the assumption that they’re just for kids. We wouldn’t blame you for that — the majority of clientele are children, and on our very website you’re browsing right now, most of our photos show child classes.

However, adult martial arts classes are very much a real thing, and we offer them at Thrive Martial Arts! There are several benefits to learning self-defense as an adult; let’s take a look at some of them.

You Can Learn True Self-Defense

This one should really go without saying, but we’re going to say it anyway — it’s not a waste of any adult’s time to learn some authentic self-defense! While we hope you never find yourself in a position where you have to legitimately use martial arts to protect yourself against real danger, taking classes can help you to be prepared should that moment ever come.

It’s Good Exercise

If your main goal is toning yourself, losing weight, and getting shredded, we confess that a normal gym workout will be more effective than a karate dojo. However, as an adult, free time is limited, and so it can be nice to pick up hobbies and interests that offer some bonus exercise on the side.

In karate classes, you’ll be punching, kicking, stretching, sparring, and doing all other manner of physical activities that will push your body to new limits and make you sweat. Staying fit may have been easy as a kid, but it’s not quite the same as an adult; it’s good to find anything that will give you a little bit of exercise on the side.

It Builds Self-Discipline

A large part of karate and taekwondo is honing your body to where you can effectively control it to do incredible things. When you take martial arts, you start as one with almost no knowledge or technique, and you gradually progress to meet new challenges and break new barriers. Having something to progress through, especially when fitness is involved, is healthy for any adult, as it helps you to discipline yourself and form new habits, skills that are essential to all aspects of adult life.

It’s a Stress Reliever

How many times have you gotten so stressed out that you just feel like breaking or throwing something? If you’ve had that impulse before, there’s nothing wrong with you — it’s human nature to want to redirect that angry energy somewhere, only most people don’t actually do it because it’s not civil and there are real world consequences.

Martial arts is a great way to relieve pent up stress — no, we’re not implying that we want you to come to class ready to beat someone up, but performing martial arts exercises exerts the body and brain in a way that helps to vent out that negative energy. If you don’t have a need for stress-relievers, you must be some kind of superhuman.

Visit Your Local Martial Arts Dojo Today

Learning martial arts is fun and very productive for people of all ages, including adults! If you find yourself in the Windsor or Fort Collins area, we invite you to come give it a try at Thrive Martial Arts. The best part? You can try it without spending a dime! We offer free trials for any new students, and we’d love you to come give it a try. Sign up today!