Why train in Martial Arts?


There are many reasons why people train in martial arts.  Some reasons are:-

Fitness, fun, social interaction, health, fantasy, exercise, self defence, self-confidence, weight control, strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, protection, security, interest in tradition or culture, achievement, sport, competition, relaxation, etc




Fitness/Fun Related Interests

Martial arts can be a great fun.


Self Defense

A common reason for studying martial arts is self defence - a very traditional and valid reason for learning.


Interest in traditional or cultural arts

Many people take great interest in the cultural or traditional aspects of martial arts training.


Sports and Competition


(to update at a later date ..)



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Written by John Chow,  a practitioner of Chinese medicine, acupuncturist, masseur, healer and teacher of Tai Chi, Chi kung, martial arts and spiritual paths in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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The information provided above is for general reference only. Although the author(s) has attempted to be as thorough as possible in compiling the information in this article(s), no legal responsibility nor liability is accepted for any errors or omissions. The information is presented for educational purposes only. Please refer any medical matter to your doctor before acting on any health-related information.