Martial Arts is associated with a great number of benefits, mostly physical benefits. But it has also been proven that martial arts provides many benefits to the mind too. And is it all about enhancing mental and physical health? Well, researches have revealed that it is more than that.
Recent researches have identified that martial arts can boost brain’s cognition too. Attention can be improved, according to researchers, in two ways. One is through Attention Training (AT) and the other through Attention State Training (AST). AT is based on practicing a skill and getting better at it. AST is all about getting into a specific state of mind that allows for a stronger focus.
Martial arts is considered as a form of AST and researches have revealed a strong link between practice and improved alertness. Researches conducted on this area has also shown that practicing martial arts practice can improve a person’s performance on a divided attention task.
Researchers have also found out that the martial arts training that laid most emphasis on focused on respecting other people and defending themselves as part of an anti-bullying programme reduced aggression in boys. This was evident after a study was conducted on boys aged between 8-11. They also found out that the boys were eager to step in and help someone who was being bullied, more frequently that they did before training. Well, the interesting fact is that this is evident not only in children, but in adults too.
Martial arts techniques that place great emphasis on controlled breathing and meditation can relieve stress from the mind and reduce feelings of stress. People practicing these martial arts, young and adults can be able to manage stress better.
Grown ups engaged in martial arts training showed lower levels of depression. This can be attributed to the meditative aspect of the martial arts styles. This can also provide the practitioners with a greater level of self-esteem. This throws light on the direct effect of physical health on emotional well-being.
Improved memory is also one of the results that practicing martial arts can provide the people with. This idea was formulated after a study conducted on a group of people engaged in a sedentary lifestyle and a group that was engage din martial arts training. They found out that the people who were engaged in martial arts training had an improved working memory. They were able to recall and repeat a series of numbers, both in the correct order and backwards.
Well, it is clear that martial arts comes with a huge load of benefits for all age groups. These benefits include physical, mental and even for your brain too. For the best benefits, start practicing martial arts with the best academy providing training in Martial Arts St Peters, Martial Arts Stanmore in Inner West for top Martial Arts Sydney region.
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At Pinnacle in Marrickville Inner West and Chester Hill Bankstown Area South West Sydney, we have incorporated many disciplines and integrated the dynamics of Sports Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Korean Karate, Traditional Taekwondo, Hapkido, Boxing, Kick Boxing and fitness to provide the most practical and effective Martial Arts self defence techniques for kids, teens and adults.
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