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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Benefits of Martial Arts Training

* Martial arts improves psychological health in areas such as anger management, a sense of well-being, depression and sleep disruption (Woodward, 2009).

* Between 2000-2004: 6.5 million people participated in martial arts in the US. That is a 28% increase from the years before (Woodward,2009).

* Over the past five years, there has been a 15% increase each year for children under the age of 12 participating in martial arts (Greenberg, 2000).

Why the Increase?
* Martial arts incorporates more psychological aspects such as: self control, self-respect, courtesy towards others. It does this through promoting "relaxation, self-esteem, and mind-body coordination," (Woodward, 2009).

* Martial arts allows students to connect their mind and body through focus and concentration, which requires intense physical and mental discipline (Lucer, 2009).

Development of Oneself
* Those in martial arts are constantly developing themselves...They learn that the "true meaning of mastering martial arts...consists not in gaining the ability to defeat enemies, but in overcoming one's own weaknesses and shortcomings," (Zhigulin, 2009).

A thanks to Dr. Judy Flury for providing these statistics.

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