If you're reading this, you probably already know that martial arts training offers benefits beyond getting you in shape and teaching you self-defense.
Here are 3 ways martial arts training helps you demonstrate leadership in both your personal and professional life:
1. Martial Arts Teaches you to prepare mentally before you enter any situation and especially a potentially negative one.
Martial Arts training (whether it's Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Muay Thai) is based on three pillars: Awareness, Preparation, and Prevention. As a beginner, you'll have to willingly do these three things, but as you become advanced they start to become automatic.
The person that is aware, prepared and has taken necessary steps to mitigate risk can take control of the situation and make a positive impact.
2. Martial Arts teaches you to accept that you are going to be challenged and face adversity.
At the crux of martial arts training is the reality that someone else intends to do you physical harm. This can be to a varying degree, but the reality is still there. The martial arts will push you to your mental and physical limits. You'll discover how to solve problems under high levels of stress.
This enables you to stay calm and objective keeping you effective on the problem at hand.
3. Martial Arts help people see your authenticity and confidence.
Folks that have been in the martial arts a long time are some of the kindest and most genuine people I know. They're also some of the "baddest" people I know. Like so many things, when people start to learn martial arts they too are victim to the Dunning-Kruger effect. Once you know a little, you think you know a lot. But, as you start to learn more, you realize how little you actually know. Martial arts training has a unique way of teaching this principle.
The martial arts mats are a great equalizer. They don't just develop a person, they also reveal a person to themselves. You gain a greater sense of humility and really "knowing what you know".
President, Dragon Gym
"Be the Coffee."
PS. All of our new students get started the same way, with an Orientation and Intro lesson. Click HERE to make that happen.