Why More Moms are Taking Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai: Martial Arts for Women

Why More Moms are Taking Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai: Martial Arts for Women

Why are more women than ever taking adult martial arts classes, especially moms? It’s simple- these classes are about so much more than what you’ve seen in the movies. Read on to learn more! Why more moms are taking Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai

Relieve Stress and Tone Up with Women’s Martial Arts

Women’s Martial Arts

An indisputable fact: Moms are awesome. They give and give of themselves for their kids and everyone in their lives, sometimes without any expectation of return. That selflessness is huge! We want to start by saying that we seriously appreciate all of the work that goes into being a mom in any capacity… and we also understand just how much of that work can weigh on you. If you’re stay-at-home, working, or some combination of the two, it’s stressful. You’re navigating single parenthood and also going to school- stressful. If you’ve got one kid, stressful. Ten kids, STRESSFUL!

Everybody, no matter their parental status of gender, is confronted with stress in the modern world we live in, and we’re all figuring out a way to deal with it. We can say with confidence that Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai classes help hundreds of women in this Brooklyn community melt their stress and become their most confident selves. How? Two words- kicks and punches.

Stress itself is a self-imposed pressure augmented by mental rumination- we pump ourselves up and stress ourselves out, sometimes for legitimate reasons, oftentimes for future situations that will never actually happen. Again, it’s easy to be stressed out as a mom- your brain is thinking about your life stuff, and then switching over to your kid’s art project, and then your other child’s got a diaper change, etc. Moving your body in any form will help get that adrenaline OUT of your body and reduce stress pretty much immediately, but Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai is special in that you kick and punch your way to stress-free thinking. There’s something about getting all that tension, frustration, and anxious energy out through just your arms and legs that feels amazing.

But that’s not all – martial arts is a full-body sport. That means you’re working every muscle to coordinate your body and get the moves right. You’re toning ALL your muscles, not just the ones you use for kicking and punching. A lot of our members really enjoy women’s martial arts as a gym alternative because they’re constantly moving in class (no more boring workouts!) and having FUN. The cool thing too is that martial arts is an individual sport in a group setting, so while you’re working on your own self defense combos, everyone else is learning this amazing skill as well. That sense of community and women’s empowerment is what helps a lot of our moms in Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai classes release their stress and embrace their awesomeness. Not only are moms relieving stress and getting toned in martial arts classes, but they’re also learning a life-saving skill- self-defense.

Get Fit Fast Through Self Defense

Women's Self Defense

It’s a really, really sad truth that women need to use self-defense and Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai skills more often than men do. As all of us look to change that fact on a societal level, more and more people are realizing that self defense is one of those things you don’t ever want to “wish you’d learned” sooner. A lot of moms (and all women in general) have found it really rewarding and confidence-boosting to learn self defense skills from our classes. In fact, studies have shown that women who take self-defense trainings feel more confident in their bodies and more confident in public.

Also, ever heard of “mom aggression”? It’s this primal feeling moms get when someone’s threatening their kids, adopted or biological. Moms protecting their young in the wild, like bears and lions, go completely nuts on (read: maul and destroy) their predators. Human moms are restrained by these little things called laws that prevent us from mauling each other, but God forbid someone ever comes after you or your kids, you’ll be grateful to know how to protect your life and theirs through self defense.

One last thing. You’re constantly showing your kids the best way to live – how to brush their teeth, comb their hair, use their manners. If we lived in a world where everyone knew self defense, what would life be like, especially for our daughters, our future women? You really never know what ripple effects this life-changing skill can have. Pass down one of the best skills you can- the ability to defend yourself in any situation. Your kids may thank you one day.

Mental Benefits of Women’s Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai- Confidence and Self Respect

Women’s Jiu Jitsu

This is a big one for a lot of women taking our martial arts classes, especially moms. Again, we live in an unjust world, so many women criticize their bodies constantly and even “hate” part of their bodies in ways that men don’t have to deal with. This means a lot of women are way less confident in themselves, their appearance, and their abilities than they deserve to be.

This is a big one for a lot of women taking our martial arts classes, especially moms. Again, we live in an unjust world, so many women criticize their bodies constantly and even “hate” part of their bodies in ways that men don’t have to deal with. This means a lot of women are way less confident in themselves, their appearance, and their abilities than they deserve to be.

Our instructors are world-class teachers that know a lot about self defense and martial arts. But they also know a thing or two about the mindset behind confidence and success, perseverance through adversity, and other important life skills that took them from beginner to teacher. (Remember, a black belt is a white belt that never gave up!) This is where that “I am amazing” confidence comes from – believing in yourself, even when you have every reason not to, and getting stuff done. Reaching new heights. Feeling the fear and doing it anyway. When you know you’re awesome because of YOUR OWN opinion of yourself, you automatically become more confident, and you glow from the inside out.

AND, just like before, moms are passing things down to their kids all the time. Why not give them the gift of a confident role-model with a healthy dose of self-respect? Why not show them through your actions how a leader really perseveres?

We know it sounds pretty cheesy, but it’s true: We help create bully-proof kids in our kids martial arts classes, and in our adult martial arts classes, we negate whatever our inner bullies say through our incredible actions and our true confidence.

So : Stress relief, physical fitness, self defense, and confidence- four awesome reasons of many to join our martial arts classes as a mom! We have a risk-free (yes, really risk-free!) Glory Martial Arts Center trial at a fraction of the cost to help you dip your toe in and soak up some of these amazing benefits. Try it today and see for yourself how martial arts are changing the lives of moms in our Brooklyn every day!

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