There is a stigma around martial arts right now. That it’s a young persons sport or a tough guy sport. The honest truth is that it’s actually a sport for everybody.
If you’re interested in picking up martial arts, but you’re afraid that you might be a little long in the tooth, then don’t worry. You aren’t the first and you won’t be the last. We receive tonnes of enquiries from older adults asking if our Taekwondo classes would be suitable for them.
The first thing we say is, yes. It’s suitable for anybody, who wants to add an exciting new sport to their fitness regime.
But, let’s delve into things a little deeper. In this article, we will give you 3 key reasons why you’re not too old to start martial arts.
Lose the UFC misconception
Over the last 15 years, martial arts has become more popular than ever. One reason is the rise of the UFC brand.
The popularity of UFC is great, we love Conor McGregor as much as the next guy. But, it’s brought along a misconception.
People instantly see martial arts as a gruelling sport that should only be practiced by the crazy ‘no fear’ guys that have one goal in life – to kick ass.
But, in fact, martial arts is a beautiful sport, which will help build your strength, cardio levels and transform your body.
Nobody is expecting you to step into a competitive competition. Our Taekwondo classes are for people of all shapes and sizes – at any age.
So, whatever your goal. Martial Arts can help.
It’s never too late for a new challenge!
As we get older, physical challenges become less frequent. Ask yourself, when was the last time you pushed yourself physically?
Martial arts isn’t an easy fitness workout, that’s for sure. But, it’s a new challenge. A challenge that you can take one step at a time.
With each obstacle you overcome, you will get stronger. You will get fitter and you will look amazing! It will also help bring new qualities into your mindset, which you can use for the second stage of your life.
Self defence is a great life skill to learn – at any age
Being able to defend yourself is an essential life skill, no matter where you are based in the world. We are all old enough and wise enough to know that there is danger out there – I mean, we only have to watch the news to see that.
If we could live in a peaceful world, that would be great. But, we don’t sadly. The world comes with many idiots. Hopefully you never encounter danger, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Martial arts doesn’t just teach you how to defend yourself physically, it also helps transform your mental awareness, too. You will gain the ability to think on your feet and react calmly when faced with such situations.
Ready to give it a shot?
We can sit here all day telling you the benefits of martial arts, but, you won’t truly notice how fun and rewarding it is until you start.
So, take a leap and join on our Taekwondo classes today! We will help you every step of the way.