A woman grapples with her partner to practice her Jiu-Jitsu as self-defense skillsWe hope you will never find yourself in a situation where you need to defend yourself physically. However, martial arts training can teach you self-defense skills and techniques that you could use in a compromising situation. Over time, learning these self-defense skills can also lead to a boost in your self-confidence.

Rather than allowing an overwhelming sense of doubt and fear hold you back, martial arts encourages you to do something about these feelings. Here are three ways that you can grow your self-confidence through learning self-defense:

Try Something New

Learning self-defense skills through martial arts encourages you to step out of your comfort zone. Whether you’re brand new to or experienced in Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll probably find yourself in a new and slightly uncomfortable position in each class. That’s okay! The more practice you have with new positions, the more comfortable you get with being uncomfortable. This means that if you ever find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, you’ll have more experience dealing with it effectively.

Physical Activity

Through martial arts training, you condition your whole body to become more fit. As your fitness improves, so will your confidence in your body and yourself. This improvement in your fitness helps shift your body into a more confident state. When you believe that you possess the skills necessary to defend yourself, you develop a fighting spirit and build resilience.

Development of Assertiveness

At Team Rhino Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, we strive to create a friendly and supportive environment where our students learn martial arts skills and self-defense techniques and learn to stand up for themselves. Developing assertiveness does not come without developing self-confidence. When you believe in yourself and what you are capable of, you can confidently stand up for yourself and your beliefs.

At Team Rhino Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Meridian, we are here to support you in applying the benefits of martial arts training in all aspects of your life. Contact us today to get started.