Whatever you do, there is a why. If you do not know why you do what you do, that does not make you happy. Maybe you do something seeing someone doing that. Have you ever asked yourself why you do that?
I see and probably you see the same thing, that is, many students started learning martial arts, and you see the number of students decreases over time. Before learning martial arts, if you know why you want to learn martial arts and why it is so important for you, it will act like a driving force. It will keep you motivated.
You want to learn martial arts because you want to participate in the fighting competition and be a champion. That's great. You can choose martial art that focuses on sports. As a matter of fact, your why determines which martial art you should learn.
Maybe you want to stay healthy and fit. That's why, you choose learning martial art. That's nice. Martial art has tremendous health benefits. There are some basic exercises you have to do regardless of which martial art you are learning. You can practice Tai Chi. Or, you can choose that you like most.
One of the main reasons of learning martial art is to learn self defense. This is very important. We learn many things in life. To have the ability to defend yourself is a great skill and anyone can learn martial art.
Of course, law enforcement agency is there if anything happens to you. But when someone tries to kidnap you or your daughter, what to do in that situation? If kidnappers are able to kidnap you or your daughter, they are in control. If you learn martial art, you are ready to defend yourself or your daughter can defend herself.
You are not carrying any weapon, you can use your body as a weapon for self defense. You can use your palm, fist, elbow, leg, knee, shoulder or body weight against the attackers to defend yourself. It is a skill and it takes time to learn. If you think this is important and you really want to learn martial art, nothing can stop you.
This is your life. You have to decide what to do. You are in control. You can learn anything you want. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post. I really appreciate your support and feedback.
Please feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments below. If you like martial arts and want to learn more about self defense, you can check out some of my recent posts.
Stay safe. Always be happy!