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Have you ever experienced the doldrums where you begin to question yourself and feel down? Do you need something to pick you up and make you feel alive again? It’s no question that exercise is a great remedy for the doldrums, but many are no longer motivated to follow a traditional practical route via the Martial Arts. I’ve seen time and time again the effectiveness of the various arts in improving people’s physical and psychological wellbeing but the reason is sometimes difficult to pinpoint. Self respect is tied to self esteem and the martial arts instil respect in all ‘apprentices’. Not only this, but the human psyche can be profoundly boosted by a sense of purpose and a belief that we are strong and capable of defending both ourselves and our families.  By adopting a Martial Art you set yourself on a path of improvement.

I have personally recommended Martial Arts training to many who have felt this way with great success. Training for self-defense or fighting gets to the very core of the human psyche primarily because genetically, we were designed to survive, and of course that includes defending ourselves.

With this in mind, it’s no coincidence that people begin to start feeling better when they begin some form of Martial Arts training. This goes way beyond the physical aspects of good training; it begins to get to the matter of having a clear sense of progress and attainment. Over the years many a person has questioned their sense of purpose as they sat in an office cubicle or classroom gazing out the window. This is perfectly normal. But what I’m telling you is sometimes the solution lies right before your eyes.

Bear in mind there are countless forms of Martial Arts training and many different styles. There are programs for beginners, those who just want to be exposed to a system, cardio classes for a good workout, and those places to go where you can learn to be a fighter, whether you choose to fight out in the world or not.

The workout you get from a Martial Arts training program can be all over the map. There are programs where you barely bust a sweat to the extreme systems where you’re training very hard. My advice is always being slow and you’ll gradually find the type of training that was meant for you. Don’t overtrain in the beginning or you may become disillusioned and quit. The key to success is commitment, forward thinking and common sense. Set yourself achievable goals and work towards them with determination.

If you’re determined to master MMA yourself but tired of typical training routines, find classes expensive or simply want to become a Mixed Martial Arts guru at your own leisure I’d certainly recommend taking a look at our online tuition program. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.