Why Women Should Do Martial Arts
Unfortunately, we still live in a society that views women as the quote unquote “weaker sex”. While most of us are well aware of how false this statement is, there are those who are not. Martial arts is a great activity for women and there are a number of reasons why women should get involved. Let’s take a closer look.
Women are often placed in situations where their mettle will be tested. Criminals and thieves often prey on women, because there is an inherent assumption made about their “weakness Martial arts offers a way for women to keep themselves protected at all times, even during their most vulnerable moments.
There is nothing empowering about having to contact a male acquaintance every time you need to be walked to your car after work or leaning on your boyfriend for protection when walking the streets late at night. Martial arts serves to empower a woman and allow her to live her life in a manner that is completely unencumbered. Martial arts teaches women about the limits that they can overcome and lets them know that they could do some real damage if needed.
3. Great Form Of Exercise
When a woman starts a martial arts program, the idea of becoming slimmer and sexier is probably the last thing on her mind. But martial arts is not only a valuable tool for self-defense and empowerment, it is also an underrated method for whipping your body into the best shape it’s ever been in. If you start a martial arts program and stick to it, you’ll increase your endurance, your cardiovascular strength and shed those unwanted pounds in the process. What’s not to like about that?
4. Breaking Down The Barriers of Sexism
There is something about a woman who can kick some butt and hold her own in the world that stops would be sexists right in their tracks. Martial arts is typically thought of as a “man’s sport” but more and more women are learning martial arts techniques and destroying some of society’s most commonly ingrained stereotypes in the process.