Are martial arts worth it??
There is not a single downside to martial arts. Regularly training in martial arts has so many benefits for you to enjoy. Training will not only help you become or stay physically fit, it will help you mentally. You'll improve your reaction time and decision making skills. Your balance will likely improve dramatically.
Why are martial arts called 'martial arts'??
What is true martial arts??
- a fighter becomes dominant to the point where the opponent cannot intelligently defend themself and is taking excessive damage as a result UFC 74 ; Clay Guida vs. Marcus Aurelio
- a fighter appears to be losing consciousness as he/she is being struck
- a fighter appears to have a significant injury such as a cut or a broken bone
Can I start martial arts??
Unless you’ve spent your entire life as a professional athlete before taking up martial arts you are going to suffer. In the book The Path to Black Belt, Rodrigo Gracie and Kid Peligro recommend only training twice per week to begin with so that the body can adapt and get used to the beating that is involved in constant practice.