Training in martial arts is a great way to stay in shape while learning a valuable and life changing skill. You don’t have to be fit for martial arts to train martial arts, but martial arts can get you into great shape. When you start training in martial arts you will be challenging your body in various ways. You will be working your entire muscle system as well as your cardio vascular system. Don’t be afraid to start, come in and do your best and if you need a break we will truly understand. Everyone started in your place, including people who were active athletes before starting martial arts. There is no need to be fit for martial arts. Get fit with martial arts.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Kickboxing are great martial arts to get started with.
5 TIPS TO START UNFIT:
- Take the “Day to Day” approach.
- Be patient with yourself.
- Don’t compare yourself to others.
- Trust the process.
- Do your best.
TAKE THE “DAY TO DAY APPROACH
The goal is to come out of each day of training better than you started. The present day is not judge by the former, nor the future by the present. Each day is its own adventure and a fresh opportunity to become better.
BE PATIENT WITH YOURSELF
We are our biggest critics at times. Understand that you did not get where you are in a day, and the change you seek will also not happen in a day. Allow yourself time to become who you want to be.
DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS
Everyone has a unique journey. When you enter a class, there will be those like you who are just starting, and those who started before you. Some will be older, and some will be younger. Never feel the worry of keeping up with the progress of someone else. Just focus on what you need to do to become your best version.
TRUST THE PROCESS
Once you have found a place with instruction you trust, let them guide you towards success. It is difficult to admit that we don’t know something. However, when you start something new, it is in fact new to you. Let the experts guide you through the process, and accept that the process is what it is.
DO YOUR BEST
Wherever you start from, give the best of that version of you. When you do, you will become better for the next time, where you can give an even better performance. Compound the efforts until your skills grow bountifully. Do your best to become your best.
SO ARE YOU FIT FOR MARTIAL ARTS?
YES YOU ARE! Come and try SUDA International classes in Plainfield for yourself. See our special website offers.
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