Why more Women should take MMA
In this wonderful time of health-consciousness, there are a million and one ways for a woman to stay in shape. There’s yoga, zumba, crossfit, biking, weight lifting, and of course, there’s always good old-fashioned jogging. For health minded ladies, there are options in droves. But here’s one cool method you may not have thought of: mixed martial arts.
Yes, MMA the simple but savage combination of wrestling, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, Muay Thai, jJud, and so many other magnificent martial arts. In the past, it may have resided on the male dominated end of the sporting spectrum, but now, thanks largely in part to the UFC and it's awsome woman fighters. MMA now belongs as much to girls as it does to boys. Interested in trying it out? Let me tell you why you should.
Obviously, MMA provides an unbeatable way to stay in shape. It's striking facets, based in Muay Thai, western boxing, and kickboxing, will transform you into a cardio machine, and chase away unwanted pounds like nothing else.
Its grappling components, rooted mainly in Brazilian jiu jitsu, Judo, and several forms of wrestling, will improve your strength and flexibility like you won’t believe. When it comes to fitness, few things rival a foray into MMA. But the benefits to practicing this rapidly growing sport doesn’t end there.
Learning MMA will also provide you with tremendous peace of mind: just imagine walking down the street knowing that, barring a scuffle with Wonder Woman or a Super Saiyan, you can handle pretty much anything that comes your way. There’s a profound comfort in knowing you can protect yourself, in knowing that you can lay somebody out with a well timed punch or a kick to the body, or neutralize an attacker with an effective submission hold or throw.
When you pursue mixed martial arts, that comfort and peace of mind is yours to enjoy 24/7. Yet the benefits of learning MMA extend far beyond the physical. Yes, it’ll have you looking like a bronze statue in no time. Yes, it’ll turn you into an ass-kicking warrior woman, should the situation ever call for such action. But as a result of these physical perks, MMA will also provide you with a confidence you didn’t know you had.
With some practice under your belt, you can walk tall knowing you look very good, and that you can take care of yourself if needed. That’s a amazing feeling espeacially for a female.