No matter what kind of martial arts style you are interested in, many of them share the same physical benefits you find in commonly played sports. At the Okinawa Karate Center UchinaaDiKan in Houston, Texas, we know that the benefits of martial arts should reach beyond the physical and improve you psychologically and spiritually as well. Proper instruction and training will lead to an extended quality of life well into advanced years.
Developing True Confidence requires a strong mind, strong heart and strong body
There are many reasons why someone chooses to train in the martial arts over other sports or physical activities. Besides the physical benefits, the martial arts are famous for improving other areas in our lives. To truly benefit from martial arts training, the student must develop a strong body, a knowledgeable mind and deep sense of integrity. This is our definition of true confidence which improves the student's ability to succeed both on the dojo floor and in life. However developing confidence and other life skills through martial arts training is not automtic. The training programs must be specifically designed to priovide a path that will help the student realize these assets.
Complete Life Benefits
Unlike most physical activities or sports, your training at the Okinawa Karate Center UchinaaDiKan will transfer into your everyday routine. When you leave the dojo floor you leave with more than just sweaty clothes. Since much of the training is physical development and no special equipment is required, there are no restrictions on where or when you can practice. Even missing a class or two will not deter from your progress as we will teach you how to teach yourself.
Success in Karate is much more than just physical adeptness. Some of the benefits developed through Karate training are:
Mental & Character Benefits:
- Improved Understanding That Possible Failure Is a Natural Part of Success
- Increased Motivation & Discipline to Finish Tasks
- Improved Patience with Yourself & Others
- Increased Confidence to Try New Things
- Heightened Alertness to Surroundings
- Amplified Awareness to Detail
- Expanded Range of Motion
- Muscle Toning
- Increased Stamina
- Improved Posture
While many of the benefits are the same for adults and children, training for either requires a different approach and intent. Children understand life differently than adults. While children and adults share the same language, their interpretations are relative to their life experiences. This requires a training and learning environment designed to meet the unique needs of children and adults The following pages provide additional information specific to Children and Adult Program benefits.