7 reasons to try martial arts

Just about everyone knows about the popular martial arts, such as Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu and Tai Chi. You may even have heard of the art forms we use at Combat Arts; Muay Thai, Pancak Silat, Kali and Jeet Kune Do.

Just about everyone has thought about taking up a martial art at some point in time. Maybe as another way to stay in shape. Possibly as a means to protect yourself from the school bully. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of reasons why people choose to take up martial arts. But have you ever actually done it? Do you need a reason?

I want to take a second to outline what I feel are the most important reasons to at least try Combat Arts.

Maybe it’s for yourself, maybe it’s for your children…whatever the reason, all martial arts contain a unique wealth of knowledge and discipline that you simply can’t get anywhere else. My hope is that this article will inspire you to get out of your chair and see what Combat Arts is all about.

Self Confidence

As you train, you will notice a lot if improvements, such as your physique, balance, awareness, flexibility, and many other physical and mental characteristics.

Combat Arts will teach you how to combine these capabilities and use them to protect yourself if necessary. The more you can do, the more confident you will be.


One of the most common reasons to study any martial arts is to learn how to defend yourself.

Drawing from the legendary Thai Boxing (used in MMA and UFC competitions), Filipino Kali (weapons and footwork) and Pencak Silat (Indonesian battlefield art) Combat Arts takes you on an adventure through the basic elements of good martial arts training.

Although Combat Arts is not about the fight, a huge benefit to our training is the confidence you gain in knowing that you would be able to defend yourself, if the need arose.


The definition of self-discipline is the “correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement”.

Whether it be trying to meet deadlines at work or simply keeping your fitness goals on track, once you learn the focus necessary to succeed in Combat Arts, you can apply it to the rest of your life.

Success is mental, and Combat Arts will teach you the self-discipline necessary to succeed at anything you put your mind to.


Combat Arts does require a lot of hand, foot, eye, and mental co-ordination, but all of this is developed over time.

If you consider yourself as an uncoordinated person, Combat Arts training will help you grow those skills.

You’ll be amazed what your body is capable of doing! Even if you are a natural athlete, standing on one foot, while kicking with the other, and blocking with your hands is quite difficult and involves coordination.


In general, martial arts doesn’t have to focus only on fighting or self-defence, as some styles are based more on fitness, e.g., Tae Bo and Tai Chi.

However, with Combat Arts training, you will find that your fitness levels quickly increase, as training not only develops various muscle groups, but flexibility and balance as well.

At Combat Arts, your level of fitness is just as important as your skills and abilities.

Family enjoyment

Martial arts training is an excellent way to spend time together with your family!

Combat Arts specializes in training the over-40s who know the benefits of regular training but are bored by the gym and who are searching for something more stimulating, interesting and fun.

However, we have recently launched a new fitness programme for children, Muay Tigers, and hold a parent-child training session.

Meet new people – martial arts is for everyone…

People who begin martial arts together will, in general, develop a bonding friendship through their training, because they push one another during training and help keep each other motivated to do their best.


If you’re interested in experiencing a unique martial arts fitness training programme, then Combat Arts might just be what you are looking for.

For more information visit our website, www combatartsuk.com.

For a no obligation chat to see if we can meet your needs, call Gordon on 07734 057 297 or email gordon@combatartsuk.com