When you think about sports the whole family can enjoy, it probably isn’t often that Martial Arts is at the top of the list.

But what a lot of people don’t realise is that Martial Arts is founded upon respect, discipline, teaching, understanding, physical and mental well being and team work – many of the same values that are important to families.

Here are three reasons why Martial Arts is a great fit for everyone.

Each gym is a Community

Martial Arts gyms are built on their values. First and foremost we work with our clients to create a culture of respect, team building and positive health. The atmosphere is friendly and vibrant and the classes are for everyone, regardless of age or stage of life.

Better health

Australia is facing a battle against obesity and poor health, making health awareness and promotion essential. Martial Arts instructors don’t just teach the arts, they also play a vital role in educating and retraining students to form healthy and long lasting nutrition and physical wellbeing habits.


Martial Arts provides an opportunity for growth and self awareness in many aspects of life, including:

  • Health and fitness
  • Self-defence
  • Community interaction
  • Life direction and planning
  • Joining a team
  • Discipline and stability
  • Creativity through learning the arts

So next time you’re thinking about a new sport for you or your family, if the values and purpose of Martial Arts sounds like a good fit for you, we’d love to see you at a gym soon.

An instructor at MMA 24/7, Daniel Dawson is a Perth-based super welterweight boxer and kickboxer. In 2013 Dawson, known as 'The Rock' became the first man in history to win world titles in Muay Thai-Boxing, Kick-Boxing and Boxing.

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