Did you know that in 2016, the UFC was sold for $4 billion?

Over the past 30 years, more people have been introduced to many different martial art disciplines and this can be contributed to sports like the UFC being broadcast directly into millions of homes.

But whilst it may seem like martial arts is solely about trying to inflict harm onto others, it’s much more than that. In fact, most professional martial artists will likely tell you that they practice for other reasons other than to fight.

In this article, we’re going to show you the benefits of Krav Maga beyond fighting and why you should seriously consider taking it up as a new hobby.

Read on for more information.

1. Better Physical Fitness

Like many martial art disciplines, Krav Maga requires a high amount of fitness.

When you start training, you’ll start seeing your overall fitness improve, which can have an array of benefits like losing weight, a lower resting heart rate, and more.

Being in good shape also reduces your likelihood of diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. So if you’re bored of running on a treadmill for 30 minutes, why not give it a try?

2. Improved Self-Confidence

A lot of martial art students will often say that their self-confidence improved after starting training.

This can be due to losing weight and getting in the best shape of your life, which is something most people strive for. It can also be down to learning a new skill, testing yourself, and meeting new, like-minded people.

Having a new and improved feeling of self-confidence can be beneficial in all aspects of your personal and professional life.

3. Better at De-Escalating Heated Situations

You may not know this, but most martial arts teach you to only fight as a last resort. Most will encourage you to de-escalate the situation to avoid any physical conflict.

As you become better at Krav Maga, you’re likely to start feeling more confident, less stressed, and happier. Therefore, when you’re faced with heated or stressful situations, you’ll feel confident in keeping a cool head and making smart decisions.

A lot of the time, fights occur because of ego, not being able to control emotions and having to appear that you have not lost ‘face’ or pride. If you can become level headed and calm under pressure, it will serve you well.

4. Better Mental Health

We’ve touched on this a little bit but it’s a major benefit of learning a martial art and a big reason people stick with it for so long.

By becoming healthier and more confident, your mental health will improve and you’ll be less likely to suffer from anxiety and depression.

You’ll also find it nice to have somewhere to get out your frustration and anger in a safe environment.

Health Benefits Of Krav Maga

We hope you have enjoyed our article about the benefits of Krav Maga beyond fighting.

As you can see, the health benefits can be incredible, and learning this fantastic skill can have a major impact on your quality of life. Why not start a class today?

If you’re still wondering whether Krav Maga is for you, why not sign up for a free trial of online classes, or if you live in South London, give us a call and start experiencing the benefits for yourself.