The Benefits of Adults Learning Martial Arts

Martial Arts is becoming increasingly popular and more and more adults are now taking up the sport. We’ve put together the main benefits of those adults learning this skill and why they should be coming back to your classes again and again!

Keep Healthy

Although it is all about the fun, it is also a great form of exercise. Training and taking part in competitions is a great way to keep active raising your heart rate and lowering your cholesterol. Martial arts will improve your strength and flexibility as well as your co-ordination.

martial arts (4)Social

Martial arts clubs and dojos are a great way to make new friends. You will meet likeminded people from your local area who you can enjoy the sport with as well as socialise outside of training. Often sports clubs hold social events which you can get involved in and provides members with an extra chance to get to know each other outside of the dojo!


Often life can be stressful and martial arts is a great teacher of discipline. It allows you to channel your energy into something positive and can completely change your mind set and approach to everyday life stresses.

martial arts (3)Self Confidence

Learning a new skill and perfecting it can be a real confidence booster to adults. Setting goals to achieve and fulfilling these can help with self-esteem and self-confidence. They are then able to go out into the real world and put this confidence to good use.



Martial arts can improve flexibility and this can be a real benefit to the older generation. Many adults have issues in later life with their back, hips, etc and stretching and keeping those joints and muscles flexible and moving can help prevent injury and problems developing.