Let your anger go with martial arts!

18th December 2016

Let your anger go with martial arts!
Everyone handles anger differently. Some people can bottle it up and keep calm. For others this isn't so easy, their response could be to kick, punch, throw, shout at or break the nearest thing to them. More often than not it's an inanimate object, but not always.

It's just human nature to have a physical reason to anger. There's very little you can do about it. But It is important to know how to take the right steps to calm yourself down.

Some of those physical symptoms include:

-Tight chest
-Increased Blood Pressure
-Pressure in the head

So how common is having an anger problem?

-1 in 10 people admit to being unable to control their anger.
-1 in 5 people have ended a relationship because of the way their partner has acted while angry.
-58 % of people admitted they wouldn't know how to get over an anger problem.
-Computer Rage: 50% of Britons have admitted to reacting to PC problems by abusing colleagues, screaming, shouting, hitting or throwing parts of the PC.
-Road Rage: Drivers in Britain admit to suffering from road rage more than any other European country (80%).
-Those with anger problems are 2.7 times more likely to drink or smoke.

Reacting angrily can actually increase stress levels, especially if you have to deal with the consequences after!

The biggest problem, is most people won't admit to having anger problems. In particular, many will not feel the need to see a doctor or therapist about it. Not unless something severe happens. That's why often they may seek an alternative way of dealing with the situation.

A great way to manage anger is by learning the practices taught in Martial Arts.

Martial Arts and anger management

Two of the core martial arts principles are keeping calm and self control. The theory is that with the potential ability to destruct, comes a better awareness of the consequences and greater sense of responsibility.

Instructors frequently stress that Martial Arts is not about learning to fight, other than for self-defence.

Tai Chi would be considered by many as the best martial art for learning self-control. It's a soft art which combines relaxation and deep-breathing. Whilst it was originally a martial art, it is now more of a health-promoting exercise. It helps to reduce stress, improve balance and increase muscle strength amongst other things.

Others might suggest boxing or kickboxing as a good way to go. If you want to release some anger, as opposed to learning how to control it, then the punch bag can provide good relief. Alternatively, a safe way to release some anger is training with your friend in a controlled environment.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is also a great Martial Arts style to try. It is a grappling based martial art that will at times involve you being pinned down, smothered or choked and you have no choice but to deal with it. It'll help teach you to be composed in that circumstance and this is something that can be applied to life in general.

How to find a martial arts class

If you feel that you're ready to take your first steps and control your emotions, then visit the homepage of Martial Arts Near You and enter your location. You will then be able to see all of the martial arts instructors in your local area.

You can also search by style if you are looking for a specific type of Martial Art. This makes it easier to find, for example, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class or a Tai Chi class.

Once you have found the right class, all you need to do is click the contact button and you can send a message straight to the instructor with any questions you might have.
Source: Martial Arts Near You