Martial arts train your spirit, mind and body to act as one. Practicing these arts can help increase physical endurance, coordination, body awareness, mind-body connection and develop situational awareness and self-defense skills.
The physical components of Martial Arts include throws, kicks and acrobatic evasions. Practicing these moves can increase flexibility, strength, balance and agility.
Meditation may be incorporated as part of training. In Asia martial arts is influenced by Hindu-Buddhist philosophy, with some cultures using it to aid in attaining enlightenment.
Martial Arts also emphasize mental and spiritual development, discipline and self-control. Some practices are used as movement meditations to deepen in-the-moment awareness.
Beyond defense and spirituality, martial arts training has benefits for mental health, contributing to self-esteem, self-control, emotional and spiritual well-being.