As excited as you are about your first martial arts class, you might also be feeling intimidated. It’s pretty common for new students to feel this way, so don’t worry!
To help put your nerves at ease, here are a few things to keep in mind about your first martial arts class:
1. You’ll Get a Great Workout.
Martial arts attracts people from all different fitness levels and backgrounds. And one of the things that people like about martial arts is that it’s a great full-body workout. So don’t let this catch you off guard!
2. Expect Some Soreness.
When you’re new to martial arts, you’ll learn a variety of new movements. Moving in new ways is great for your body! It can also cause some soreness. If you leave your class feeling sore or wake up the next day with some muscle stiffness, don’t let this discourage you from continuing. As you gain experience, you’ll experience less soreness.
3. Show Up with an Open Mind.
If you’re having a hard time calming your nerves, then the best thing you can do is to show up with an open mind. You will probably make a few mistakes or feel like you’re a half-step behind the class. Just do the best you can. Keep an open mind and be willing to try new things, and you’ll probably have a great time.
4. Focus on Yourself.
Martial arts is all about personal improvement and development. If you spend the entire class comparing yourself to others, then you may not have a great first experience. Instead of paying attention to everyone else, listen to your instructor and focus on yourself.
5. It’s All About the People.
Martial arts students form a great community. Your fellow students come from a variety of backgrounds, but you all have one thing in common that brings everyone together. You’ll find a friendly, supportive, respectful community that wants to help you learn and develop your skills.
The Way Family Dojo in Magnolia offers world-class Martial Arts training through a variety of program options. To learn more about how to get started, contact us today.