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Back to School Martial Arts - A Teen's Perspective Part 3

Posted: August 13, 2019

The whole time I have been involved with Judo and JiuJitsu, I have had exceptional coaches, mentors, senseis and friends who have shown me the importance of hard work and dedication to making yourself a better martial artist, and person. I still do martial arts today to try and give back all that martial arts have given me . Plus, they are tons of fun. Everyone gets to have their own style and everyone reacts differently while grappling. It is a very creative group of sports, among other things. The challenge, fun and workout that martial arts provide benefits my life today. 

More importantly, they have provided me with a mindset that has helped me through difficult times in life. Martial arts are very challenging and everyone struggles. You become very familiar, comfortable and confident in challenging positions. Off the mat, the same mindset has been very helpful. I am very grateful for having found martial arts and I hope that I will be able to continue to improve myself and help others in their martial arts journey. 

My goal is to obtain a black belt in Judo and Jiu Jitsu and help others on their path. To instill the value of discipline, hard work, humility and confidence to make them better martial artists and people. I believe that one of the best things someone can do is to practice martial arts. It shows the importance of learning through conflict and failure. Failure is an opportunity, a sign that there is more to be learned and improved upon. Martial arts are very effectively applied to teach values to those who practice them. It is my goal to engage as many people of all ages in martial arts to share the meaning and code which I have been shown.