It has been confusing for many when we talk about martial arts, we try to compare it with other sports and think that it only deals with physical development. In fact, what many do not know and must know is that martial arts is a 3-in-1 process. It does not only address a physical need but also your spiritual and mental development as well. These thee are known to be the keys to improving yourself and in making your life physically, mentally, and spiritually ready for whatever circumstances you may go through in your life. Martial Arts trainings help you experience its soothing effect which acts as a doorway to greater understanding of your desire for spiritual and mental growth.
Seeing yourself has not been an easy thing for everyone, but it only requires self-discipline, self-understanding, and self-consciousness to be able to reach individual happiness and personal peace that you need to discover as a step to becoming a true martial artist.
It is helpful to think that by doing martial arts you will be able to experience greater happiness, a stronger immune system, a more healthy way of living, and of course a more peaceful lifestyle. Handling stressful situations will no longer be a problem, especially when they are combined with the mind, spirit and physical setting in martial arts. This also helps improve your attitude which is a very important factor in living a positive way of life and in getting rid of all of the negativity in our lives.
How do these three work?
Spiritual and Mind. Its main goal is to help us to be able to connect with God or universal energy, which many of us take for granted.
Mental and Mind. To be mentally and spiritually in tune, you need to recognize the power of the mind. When it comes to mental readiness, it is most important to have your mind be the bridge between a spiritual self and the brain.
Physical and Mental Conditioning. The mind’s connection with your spiritual self is as important as its relation to the physical. It helps in acquiring wisdom which is a tool that makes your physical body perform at its best.
Physical fitness cannot be totally reached by only one of these three alone, because a balance of these three is what you need to become a truly healthy person and a dedicated martial artist.