Self-defense and fitness are the most common reasons for beginning martial arts. Starting a regular exercise program to limber up, build stamina and muscle strength or to relieve stress and anxiety are excellent reasons. These are the many benefits of training in martial arts. Feeling healthy and physically fit is something that everyone should reward themselves with.
The added benefits of learning to defend yourself filters through to all phases of your life including home, office and school. As you progress in the martial arts, you gain a greater respect for yourself and others.