Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Why is Martial Arts for Everyone?

Why is Martial Arts for Everyone?
by Instructor John Gasstrom of Choe's HapKiDo of Youth and Loganville

Martial Arts is an activity that anyone of any age or physical ability can participate in.  All that is required is a desire to learn and improve.  There are many, many reasons why training in Martials Arts may be right for you - and there are many, many types of Martial Arts (sometimes referred to generically as karate, even though Karate is a specific type of Martial Art).

Today I will talk about HapKiDo, sometimes called HapKiDo karate. This is a fascinating art that is highly customizable to persons of various skills.  HapKiDo karate may be right for you if your goals include:
·       Learning Self-Defense Techniques
·       Improved Physical Health, Strength and Balance
·       Increased Confidence and Self-Discipline

HapKiDo karate may be right for your children if you want them to learn:
·       Respect
·       Confidence
·       Self-Control
·       Self-Discipline
·       Good Habits and Study Skills
Some people worry about whether they are physically able to practice Martial Arts, but this should not be a concern.  A well-designed karate program, such as that taught at Choe's HapKiDo of Youth and Loganville, is customizable to the physical ability levels of all participants.
Others worry about whether they are mentally or emotionally prepared.  Are their lives already too busy or do they need to get through some other tough personal struggle first?  What they don’t realize is that a little HapKiDo karate training would go a long way toward giving them the skills they need to get prepared for whatever life throws at them.
So, if you wonder if Martial Arts training is something you should consider, the answer is “Yes!”  Over the next few weeks I will offer more insight into HapKiDo benefits for children, adults, the disabled, and students. See you here soon, or stop in and visit at Choe's HapKiDo of Youth and Loganville.