Posted by Sushant | Posted in Martial Arts | Posted on 07-05-2010
In the age of technology where accomplishing everyday tasks has been reduced to the push of a few buttons, many people will find it hard to believe achieving a profound knowledge of martial arts takes decades of training and a lifetime to perfect. In a modern context, Martial arts have been largely absorbed under the broad umbrella of sports. Martial arts also occupy a role as physical education activities especially for youngsters.
In today’s technological world people tend to expect “push button” kinds of solutions for all problems. It is a pity that the media which carry such a great influence on the general public, exaggerate and fantasize about Martial arts. It is so focused only on the results that it tends to portray Martial arts as form of entertainment and sports.
It is important to recognize the fact that through martial arts training one can acquire proficiency, comprehension and even qualification in the art. There is a great culture and history behind martial arts. Martial art inspires and teaches a practitioner, qualities which make them unique and outstanding and even have an impact on our daily lives. The most obvious benefits of learning martial arts today are physical fitness, self-discipline, self-confidence, compassion and self-defense. At an individual level or from a bunch of attackers the skills of martial art can come to use. These benefits are often overlooked by the younger generation and parents in the busy society.
In any event, these goals are positive enough reasons to study martial arts and probably the most cited by adults who tend to ignore their health and fitness quotient. The times are changing rapidly due to the explosive growth in technology. The kinds of attacks people get to face in person are getting more and more complicated and hence martial arts training can be beneficial in such a situation. The importance of learning martial arts lies in their usefulness in developing, calm, fit and alert people capable of adapting to the presence of threats to their health and well being.