Why More Moms are Taking Karate: Martial Arts for Women

Why more moms are taking karate in Lakeville

Why are more women than ever taking adult martial arts classes, especially moms? It’s simple- these classes are about so much more than what you’ve seen in the movies. Read on to learn more!

Relieve Stress and Tone Up With Women’s Martial Arts

Why more moms are taking karate in Lakeville

An indisputable fact: Moms are awesome. These women are the world’s superheroes, taking on so much and giving so much in return to everyone in their lives. We want to start by saying that we seriously appreciate all of the work that goes into being a mom in any capacity… and we also understand just how much of that work can weigh on you. If you’re a mom that stays at home, that’s stressful. If you’re a mom that works, that’s stressful too. If you’ve got one kid, stressful. Ten kids, STRESSFUL!

Every person is being confronted with stress in the modern world we live in, and we’re all figuring out a way to deal with it. We can say with confidence that karate has helped plenty of women in our Lakeville community melt their stress and become their most confident, most energized selves. How? Two words- kicks and punches.

Stress itself is a self-imposed pressure augmented by mental rumination- we pump ourselves up and stress ourselves out, sometimes for legitimate reasons, oftentimes for future situations that will never actually happen. Again, it’s easy to be stressed out as a mom- you’ve got your own life stuff going on, AND your kid’s stuff on top of it. Any physical activity you do will get that stress-induced adrenaline moving throughout your body and get you out of your head, but karate is special in that you kick and punch your way to stress-free thinking. There’s something about getting all that tension, frustration, and anxious energy out through just your arms and legs that feels amazing.

Bonus points – martial arts is a full-body sport. That means you’re working every muscle to coordinate your body and get the moves right. You’re toning everything, not just your arms and legs. A lot of our members choose women’s martial arts as an alternative to the gym because they’re learning a life-saving skill (fitness with purpose) and having FUN with their friends. Martial arts is great because it’s an individual sport in a group setting, so while you’re working on your own self defense combos, everyone else is learning this amazing skill as well. That sense of community and women’s empowerment is what helps a lot of our moms in karate classes release their stress and embrace their awesomeness. Not only are moms relieving stress and getting toned in martial arts classes, but they’re also learning a life-saving skill- self-defense.

Get Fit Fast Through Self Defense

Self defense in Lakeville

It’s a really, really sad truth that women need to use self-defense and karate skills more often than men do. As all of us look to change that fact on a societal level, more and more people are realizing that self defense is one of those things you don’t ever want to “wish you’d learned” sooner. A lot of moms (and all women in general) have found it really rewarding and confidence-boosting to learn self defense skills from our classes. Some studies have shown that women who take self-defense trainings feel more confident in their bodies and more confident in public.

Also, ever heard of “mom aggression”? It’s this primal feeling moms get when someone’s threatening their kids, adopted or biological. Moms protecting their young in the wild, like bears and lions, will go totally berserk on these attackers and most likely kill them. Human moms are restrained by these little things called laws that prevent us from mauling each other, but God forbid someone ever comes after you or your kids, you’ll be grateful to know how to protect your life and theirs through self defense.

Plus, you’re teaching things to your children all the time, even if you don’t know it – how to brush their teeth, comb their hair, use their manners. If we passed down self defense just as easily to our kids, what would life be like, especially for our little (or big) girls, our future women? You really never know what ripple effects this life-changing skill can have. Pass down one of the best skills you can- the ability to defend yourself in any situation. Your kids may thank you one day.

Mental Benefits of Women’s Karate- Confidence and Self Respect

women's karate

This is a big one for a lot of women taking our martial arts classes, especially moms. Again, we live in an unjust world, so many women criticize their bodies constantly and even “hate” certain parts of their body in ways that men don’t have to deal with. This translates to women being way less confident in their physical bodies and their mental capabilities than they deserve to be.

While you’re getting fit, having a blast and learning self defense through martial arts classes, you’re also building an inner confidence that no outer appearance can touch. Yes, really! Think of it this way – if you knew without a shadow of a doubt that you could handle any physical situation that came your way, wouldn’t you be more confident? If you just smashed your fitness goals and persevered through class, pushing your mind and body in new ways, wouldn’t you hold your head up high coming out of your karate class?

Our instructors are world-class teachers that know a lot about self defense and martial arts. But they also know a thing or two about perseverance, discipline, and other important life skills that took them from beginner to master. (One of our favorite sayings- a black belt is a white belt that never gave up!) This is where real, untouchable confidence comes from – believing in yourself, even when you have proof that you shouldn’t, and getting stuff done. Reaching new heights. Pushing your limits. When you know you’re awesome because of YOUR OWN opinion of yourself, you automatically become more confident, and you glow from the inside out.

AND, don’t forget, parents are passing things down to their kids all the time. Why not pass down that confidence and a healthy dose of self-esteem? Why not show them through your actions that their confidence comes from within themselves, not from what anyone else says?

We know it sounds pretty cheesy, but it’s true: We help create bully-proof kids in our kids martial arts classes, and in our adult martial arts classes, we negate whatever our inner bullies say through our incredible actions and our true confidence.

In conclusion : Stress relief, physical fitness, self defense, and confidence- four awesome reasons of many to join our martial arts classes as a mom! We have a risk-free (yes, really risk-free!) Raberge's Leadership Martial Arts trial at a fraction of the cost to help you dip your toe in and soak up some of these amazing benefits. Try it today and see for yourself how martial arts are changing the lives of moms in our Lakeville every day!

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