The skills and moves you learn as a martial arts student can give you a sense of power over others, who may be weaker than you. Without self-control, this power can be a dangerous weapon in your hand. That is why self-control is one of the most important life skills that ATA Martial Arts teaches you. In fact, self-control is the key attribute that helps you develop self-discipline, which is essential to reach your goals.
Embrace self-control as habit
Self-control, like any other positive attribute, cannot be developed in a day or two. Nor can it be developed solely by martial arts training. To have control over yourself and your actions, you also need to be motivated – you should feel the need for control from within. While learning Martial Arts, Karate, and Taekwondo will give you control over yourself, it will certainly change things around for good within the community.
At ATA Martial arts and ATA Black Belt Academy the Karate classes and Taekwondo lessons and are taught in a structured setting, where the students have to adhere to the guidelines set by their karate instructor. This gives rise to the need for a routine, and adherence to it. A structural setting sets limits to your actions, thereby controlling them, and teaching you how to control them. At ATA Martial Arts, you can learn how to make self-control a habit.
“Before Amber and Adrian started Taekwondo ATA Karate Classes, they used to be really shy, and whenever they had to do a school project and talk in front of the class, you could barely hear them. Both of them were really nervous. But, since they started with the ATA [Karate] and the Leadership classes both can talk in front of the class and it has helped their grades.”
-Mark Kashay (father of Adrian and Amber)
Importance of self-control
ATA Martial Arts teaches you the skills to defend yourself, and also the techniques to control the skills you have acquired. Here are a few reasons why self-control is important for a martial artist.
Avoid hurting people
Anger is an emotion that most of us experience from time to time. People, who tend to get angry often, usually resort to physical activity. Martial Arts is a way to burn off the emotion and negative energy while under the direction of a martial arts instructor. While learning a skill and training your body is a good way to let out the emotion, having a skill that can be fatal to others and no control over it can be dangerous. That is why the masters who developed the martial arts practices also found a way to instill self-control in their students. Self-control prevents you from acting out in an impulse, when you are in an angry state, and averts any possible damage or injuries to property and people.
Find the right path
Without a proper Martial Arts Master or Martial Arts Instructor to guide us, we will be lost on our path. Instructors and their Masters can not only guide you through the right path, but also teach you to use self-control to determine your own path to success. When you are in control, you will think before acting, and avoid making mistakes in the process.
Reach your goals
Like self-discipline, self-control is also essential for a person who wishes to reach his or her goals. Without self-control, you cannot be disciplined, and end up wandering away from the right course. But when you have a control over your actions, you get a sense of control over your life and feel powerful enough to shape it just like you want to. ATA Martial Arts can help you achieve this power, and also teach you how to control it.
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