We tend to associate martial arts with violence & while it does teach techniques designed to defend there is so much more to it. Once you start training you appreciate that prevention is the ultimate goal in solving conflict & learning martial arts is a great way to enhance your life with experiences that go beyond the skills learnt. Some of the outcomes of people who have taken up martial arts include:
Confidence – changes your physical & emotional well-being increasing self-confidence & benefiting from interaction with others.
Goal setting – helps you develop a mindset of achieving against all odds. Set your goal, follow through & succeed with the support of those around you.
Life skills & values – helps in shaping values & behaviours such as focus, tolerance, fairness, humbleness & discipline.
Mental benefits – an outlet to blow off steam & clear the mind. It has been proven that exercise has a huge impact on your emotional well-being.
Personal growth – it is demanding & the training will take you out of your comfort zone & ultimately help your character grow.
Physical fitness & health – sedentary lifestyle risks are well known & training will help increase the quality of life by losing unwanted weight, gain muscular strength, increased motor skills, improving flexibility & mobility which, of course, impact other health parameters such as blood pressure & cholesterol.
Self-defence – gives you the tools you need to develop the ability to protect yourself & those you care for.
Self-discipline – goals are achieved by actions through self-discipline & the support of others around you.
Socialisation – opportunity to meet new people from all walks of life.
Team work – we help each other develop new skills & motivate each other.
The head instructor is Peter Brennan, a 4th dan black belt, who has been training for over 40 years.