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Key Reasons Why Women Should Do Martial Arts

Ladies, want to know the secret to getting strong and healthy? It’s simple – make the decision to pick up martial arts and train regularly. Pair that with a good diet and adequate rest, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming a sexy beast (plus, you’ll be able to kick butt!)

At the beginning, it might be intimidating for you ladies to train martial arts in a male-dominated environment. But once you get past that, we promise you’ll enjoy a host of benefits on top of being strong and healthy. Today, the American Karate Institute will share the most importance reasons why women should do Martial Arts!

It teaches you self defense

Miami is an overall safe city, with some rough areas. With a rating of 69% in the US, it's ranked 51 out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities in the US. You shouldn’t take it for granted, as you never know when you might find yourself in danger. Training martial arts would help you acquire the necessary skills to protect yourself, and you’ll feel more at ease if you somehow end up being out alone late at night.

What’s more, you’ll have peace of mind when you travel to other parts of the United States or the world because you’ll know you can defend yourself if the situation calls for it, no matter the environment.

It builds your confidence

When you train regularly and find yourself improving, you’ll gain confidence as a person and a fighter. Also, you’ll feel better about how you look, as you’ll have a nice, toned body to flaunt at the beach! Do you know that in just one MMA class, you can burn up to 1,000 calories?

Training in the martial arts also requires constant contact with your instructors and fellow martial artists. This will help you develop important social skills and give you the confidence to mingle and communicate better with different people from all walks of life.

It helps you get shape

Besides the defined muscles you’ll develop, martial arts will teach you to punch fear in the face. This is all thanks to the situations that might make you feel uncomfortable or intimidated. As you get stronger both physically and mentally during your martial arts journey, you’ll notice that you’re getting in shape inside out. This would help greatly in your daily life, because you’ll learn to embrace the many challenges life brings.

It lets you make awesome friends

The more time you spend training in our mma school, the more people you’ll meet and train or even spar with. They’ll be the ones who go through tough training sessions with you and encourage you to go beyond your limits while they push their own.

At American Karate Institute, we believe that friends who train martial arts together stay together. So your training buddies might actually end up becoming your BFFs both inside and outside our school!

It develops mental toughness

Persistence is one of the greatest qualities you’ll cultivate when you train martial arts. As a martial artist, you’ll learn to get back up on your feet from every fall, and keep on trying till you nail those techniques.

This persistence will not only help you in competitions, but also in your daily life when you deal with various obstacles. Martial arts is ultimately a never ending journey of self-improvement, so you’ll definitely keep striving to be the best version of yourself.

It teaches you how to love yourself

Because your body is both your weapon and armor in martial arts, training regularly will teach you to respect and treat it well. This means you’ll learn to lead a healthier lifestyle with sufficient rest and fuel up with the right food.

When you pick up these good habits, you’ll slowly become a lean, mean fighting machine!

Our intense martial arts classes will boost your endorphins so you can leave all your worries behind (for that hour at least). It’s a win-win situation for you because you’ll feel great while getting in shape!

What’s more, the happiness you feel when you achieve your goals – be it mastering that new technique or earning your new belt – is simply indescribable.


At the American Karate Institute, we teach a way of life. Our Miami martial arts school and MMA Classes has developed a well thought out curriculum that teaches more than just the art of self-defense. We delve deep into our students’ technique, skill set, intelligence, intuition and overall physical fitness. Contact us today if you’re interested in mixed martial arts and self-defense classes and schedule your free-trial class!

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