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Why More Moms are Taking Karate: Martial Arts For Women

Why More Moms are Taking Karate: Martial Arts For Women

More moms than ever are taking martial arts for women, and it’s easy to see why- these classes are about so much more than what you’ve seen in the movies. Read on to learn more!

Relieve Stress and Tone Up With Martial Arts For Women

Martial Arts For Women in Ashburn

Moms are so awesome. They give and give of themselves for their kids and everyone in their lives, sometimes without any expectation of return. That selflessness is huge! We want to start by saying that we seriously appreciate all of the work that goes into being a mom in any capacity… and we also understand just how much of that work can weigh on you. If you’re a stay-at-home mom, that is stressful. If you’re a working mom, that is stressful. If you’ve got one kid, stressful. Ten kids, STRESSFUL!

Every person is being confronted with stress in the modern world we live in, and we’re all looking to deal with stress better so we can show up better. We can say with confidence that karate classes for women help hundreds of women in this Ashburn community melt their stress and become the best version of themselves they can be. How? Two words- kicks and punches.

Stress itself is a self-imposed pressure augmented by mental rumination- we pump ourselves up and stress ourselves out, sometimes for legitimate reasons, oftentimes for future situations that will never actually happen. Again, it’s easy to be stressed out as a mom- your brain is thinking about your life stuff, and then switching over to your kid’s art project, and then your other child’s got a diaper change, etc.

Any physical activity you do will get that stress-induced adrenaline moving throughout your body and get you out of your head, but karate is special in that you kick and punch your way to stress-free thinking. Getting your frustrations and anxious energy out through these focused channels is super healthy and just feels amazing.

Bonus points – martial arts is a full-body sport. That means you’re working every muscle to coordinate your body and get the moves right. You’re toning everything, not just your arms and legs. A lot of our members choose martial arts for women as an alternative to the gym because they’re learning a life-saving skill (fitness with purpose) and having FUN with their friends.

The cool thing too is that martial arts is an individual sport in a group setting, so while you’re working on your own self defense combos, all your other mom friends in class are cheering you on and supporting you every step of the way.

That sense of community and women supporting women is what helps a lot of our moms in karate classes for women release their stress and embrace their awesomeness. Moms usually come to martial arts classes to get fit and relieve stress, but they also come to learn a truly life-saving skill- self-defense.

Get Fit Fast Through Self Defense

Women's Self Defense

We live in a world that is unjust, so a woman is often confronted with more self-defense situations than a man. As all of us look to change that fact on a societal level, more and more people are realizing that self defense is one of those things you don’t ever want to “wish you’d learned” sooner. A lot of moms (and all women in general) have found it really rewarding and confidence-boosting to learn women’s self defense skills from our classes. Studies have shown that women who take self-defense trainings feel more confident in their bodies AND more confident (less scared) in public places.

Also, ever heard of “mom aggression”? It’s this primal feeling moms get when someone’s threatening their kids, adopted or biological. Moms protecting their young in the wild, like bears and lions, go completely nuts on (read: maul and destroy) their predators.

Human moms are restrained by these little things called laws that prevent us from mauling each other, but God forbid someone ever comes after you or your kids, you’ll be grateful to know how to protect your life and theirs through self defense.

One more thing- you’re passing things down to your kids all the time – how to brush their teeth, comb their hair, use their manners. If we passed down self defense just as easily to our kids, what would life be like, especially for our little (or big) girls, our future women? You really never know what ripple effects this life-changing skill can have. Pass down one of the best skills you can- the ability to defend yourself in any situation. Your kids may thank you one day.

Mental Benefits Of Women’s Karate- Confidence and Self Respect

Karate Classes For Women in Ashburn

This is a biggie for a lot of women taking our taekwondo classes for women, especially moms. Again, we live in an unjust world, so many women criticize their bodies constantly and even “hate” part of their bodies in ways that men don’t have to deal with. This means a lot of women are way less confident in themselves, their appearance, and their abilities than they deserve to be.

While you’re getting fit, having a blast and learning self defense through martial arts classes, you’re also building an inner confidence that no outer appearance can touch. Really! Think of it this way – if you knew that you could handle any physical situation that came your way, wouldn’t you feel more confident in yourself? If you just smashed your fitness goals and persevered through class, pushing your mind and body in new ways, wouldn’t you hold your head up high coming out of your karate class?

Our instructors are world-class teachers that can teach you everything about self defense and martial arts. But they also know a thing or two about setting and getting goals, persevering through difficulty, and other important life skills that took them from beginner to master. (Remember, a black belt is a white belt that never gave up!) This is where confidence and success really start – believing in yourself, even when you have proof that you shouldn’t, and getting it done. Reaching new heights.

Feeling the fear and doing it anyway. When you know you’re awesome because of YOUR OWN opinion of yourself, you automatically become more confident, and you glow from the inside out.

AND, again, parents are passing things down to their kids all the time. Why not give them the gift of a confident role-model with a healthy dose of self-respect? Why not show them through your actions how confident women can really be?

We know it sounds pretty cheesy, but it’s true: We help create bully-proof kids in our kids martial arts classes, and in our adult martial arts classes, we help moms negate whatever their inner bullies say through their true confidence.

So : Stress relief, physical fitness, self defense, and confidence- four reasons why moms are joining karate classes like crazy! We have a risk-free (yes, really risk-free!) American Top Team Ashburn trial at a fraction of the cost to help you dip your toe in and soak up some of these amazing benefits. Try it today and see for yourself how martial arts for women are changing the lives of moms in our Ashburn every day!

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