Benefits of MMA
Training with different people in an MMA gym typically leads to developing good friendships.
Getting to know the guys beating on you several times a week is inevitable. You typically
find yourself working with those who not only beat you, but help you understand why you
are getting beat.
You will realize that you will only progress as those around you are willing
to help and eventually as you are able to help others. This relationship is strengthened more
if you are part of a competitive team.
You will not last long in MMA training if you do not get into shape. MMA is a physically
demanding sport which requires strength, endurance, balance, flexibility as well as mental
fortitude. You will learn that conditioning and strength training outside of class will pay off in
class. Not to mention the amount of exercise you will get from the classes themselves.
Learning to make decisions that lead to achieving your goals in MMA requires regular
practice of one’s discipline. To go to class, to work out, what to eat, these sorts of decisions
will start to shape your lifestyle if you dedicate yourself to serious training in MMA.
You will find that what you do outside the gym has a direct impact on how you perform in the gym.
Not to say that you have to be strict or rigid and make major lifestyle changes, but you will
notice that some aspects will effect your training, and your decisions will make them have
either a positive or negative impact.
Training provides a great outlet to tune out from everything else and just focus on what you
are doing in that moment. Some people find great relaxation from engaging in challenging
physical activities. Training in MMA can definitely help with stress relief or giving you better
tools for dealing with stress outside of the gym.
As you become more proficient with your discipline(s), you will notice that you feel more
confident in other areas of your life as well. This should not be confused with ego. The path
of martial arts training is one of humility.
You should strive to be better than what you were - not anyone else.