Positioning Traditional Martial Arts Training Right
Talk about martial arts always brings forth visions of Bruce Lee and his screeching yiyaah. Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris, Jet Li and Yip Man. All these experts and many more brought their teaching to the world and many also have a lot of glamour attached to them because of the big screen exposure that they or their stories have got.
People watch 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Enter the Dragon, Ong Bak and Crouching Tiger- Hidden Dragon and get impressed with the moves, dexterity, flexibility and speed that these heroes/heroines display. And many will also start scouring the cities they live in, for someone to teach them the moves.
Most of these people will move through their white, yellow and green belts and then bolt from the martial arts scene. So what is that makes them give it up?
The key factor is that many are in it out of curiosity and there will be others who are there just so they can tout their skills to impress those they know. Some dedicated health freaks are there for the benefits that traditional martial arts training provides.
Very few realize that martial arts is a broad term and encompasses forms like karate, taekwondo, Judo etc. Of course, awareness has now increased (thanks once again to Hollywood movies), but people are showing a great deal of interest in traditional martial arts. If you are in circles where health, fitness and forms of exercise are being discussed, you will hear kalaripayattu, Muay Thai, Tai- Chi and Jiu Jitsu being talked about too.
The Right Angle
Masters who impart traditional martial arts training in metro cites will find that getting willing students into their fold is not much of a problem, but that keeping them there, is. This particular hurdle can be overcome by positioning the art right.
The important thing is to increase awareness about the fact that apart from being an ideal form of self-defense, martial arts is also about inculcating discipline, bringing about a sense of equilibrium, adding energy and increasing overall fitness and health.
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The Attraction Quotient
Martial arts masters must realize that the attraction quotient already exists, and that all that they have to do is to leverage it in the right manner. It’s also very important to ensure that your training is reality-based and to coach your students to aim for overall strength, training their mind and attaining inner wellbeing. A good traditional martial arts teacher will always transform the way his/her students think and inculcate a sense of discipline in them.
Being associated with a credible platform like Gympik.com can give you the exposure you need and can connect you with people who are truly interested in learning martial arts. Once they realize that you are a professional of merit, word of mouth is all it takes for your career to take a big leap forward.
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