Training martial arts for anyone has a lot of benefits, and for a long time, it has been perceived as an activity that only boys partake in. Apart from taking over the world, little girls have been taking up the challenge of learning martial arts and nailing it in the process.
Rhonda Rousey is the epitome of strength and confidence that almost all girls aspire to reach. She is the first female to win the Olympic medal in judo and later went on into mixed martial arts (MMA). She became the last ever strike force women’s Bantamweight champion and was named UFC women’s Bantamweight champion. In 2018, Rousey was the first female to be in the UFC hall of fame. She started her career in professional wrestling the same year and signed a contract with WWE where she has gone on to do exceptionally well. Rhonda is proof that any girl who wants to join and train in martial arts should go for it.
As we have already established from Rhonda Rousey’s fantastic story, Martial Art has excellent benefits as in her case. Martial Art has even more benefits, like teaching great life lessons that girls would hardly get to learn anywhere else. Now let’s look at immediate benefits on girls who train in martial arts and why is Martial Art for girls beneficial?
Anyone who hears Martial Arts immediately thinks about fighting. Martial Art is not about violence but useful tool for self-defence. In a world where girls are perceived as being vulnerable or weak and targets, it would be an excellent skill for protection. We should use Martial Art to empower young girls, not only physically but mentally and emotionally. It is about teaching the kids how to deal with situations they may find challenging and equip them with necessary skill sets to face them with confidence and wisdom. Knowing that they can face things that scare them, gives them confidence even in other areas of life.
Its great for making new Friends.
It’s common knowledge that it gets harder to make friends as you grow older, but the truth is that, for a lot of people, developing and fostering meaningful and healthy friendships has never been easy. School can be a cruel and competitive environment for a lot of children and, when you combine that with the outside pressures that girls face, you have a recipe for some less than pleasant social interactions.
Taking martial arts can be a welcome respite from that tense environment. When we’re training, we’re put together with several people who have similar interests, similar goals, and a commitment to mutual respect. It’s a perfect environment for developing nurturing and meaningful friendships, and an excellent alternative for girls who are shy, bullied, or facing less than positive influences in other aspects of their lives.
Everyone faces a certain amount of pressure to look a certain way in our image-oriented society, but this pressure is particularly intense for girls, especially as they approach adolescence. A meaningful martial arts practice might not be able to perfectly combat all of the unhealthy messages that girls receive about themselves and their bodies, but it can offer them an alternative view and a community that celebrates what you can achieve and how you treat your fellow people more than what you look like.
Martial arts aren’t about trying to have a body type that isn’t right for you. They’re about nurturing a strong and healthy self. Martial arts does not want you to starve yourself or hurt yourself to please anyone. All they ask is that you practice your skills diligently and with respect for your teachers and fellow students. And, once you start to see the rewards of all that hard work, martial arts also provide you with a meaningful sense of accomplishment.
Our world isn’t just hard on girls’ looks. It’s hard on them in so many ways that can erode a young person’s self-confidence just as they’re trying to develop a healthy sense of self-esteem. Martial arts training is a great way to combat this issue because it teachers us how to face stress in our lives. Which, in turn, makes us feel more secure in ourselves.
Confidence comes from learning to deal with scary, stressful, or anxious situations in our lives. Martial arts training is all about putting us into situations that we aren’t perfectly comfortable with, and then helping us to develop the physical and mental tools to work through those issues. This helps us increase our coping skills in all walks of life, leaving us more equipped to handle our negative emotions and doubts in and out of the gym. And that makes us feel more in control, more powerful, and more confident in ourselves.
Give yourself or the girls in your life an opportunity at learning these fundamental life skills by training in Martial arts. So that the next time someone says you hit like a girl, you’ll agree because you are a girl, a Rhonda Rousey kind of girl!
These benefits all happen naturally through martial arts training. MF program is designed to help children of all ages and gender. Join us today for a FREE trial at your nearest Location Today, or you can contact us.