Competition and Being a Martial Artist

Competition seems to be an integral part of the human struggle. Many martial artists compete in tournaments to help home skills and challenge themselves both mentally and physically. We not only compete against others but also against ourselves. The mental aspect of competition makes us need to overcome as self doubt, anxiety, excitement, and adrenaline. Handling these types of variables takes hours of training, laser- like focus, and determination. As these fears and doubts are squelched and the task set before us is underway; we have already realized a small victory. Now all that is left is the easy part, defeating the opposition! Each martial artist has his or her own special set of circumstances and demons to deal with but when it is all said and done, there is no loss for those who go in there to do their best and win!

Competition is not a necessary component of a martial artist. There are many reasons why an individual may choose to practice any one or combination of arts here at Unit 2 Fitness. For some, defense of self, family, and property is motivation enough. The phrase “Stay ready so you won’t have to get ready” is reason enough. For others, martial arts are a great vehicle for fitness, discipline, and stress relief.

At Unit 2 we do not push people to do competitions. Most of our members are non competitive and non combative in their martial arts journey. Each member here is important to us all and we support the goals of each and every one of you.

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