Psychology and Martial Arts: from philosophy to science.

13 November, 2017

When talking about martial arts, everyone says there is a philosophy in them. But it was not always so. Every fighting style was born of the need for self-defense, and this changed as the world gradually became more and more civilized.

Artes marciales ilustracion. BJJ Barcelona Jiu Jitsu. Martial Arts Barcelona Gym.
Artes marciales ilustracion. BJJ Barcelona Jiu Jitsu. Martial Arts Barcelona Gym.

At this point the martial arts found a new purpose.

The teaching of values ​​through their practice. Then came the so-called philosophy of martial arts. These values ​​can be considered a way of life. This is what the “Do” suffix means in the martial arts, as in Judo and Taekwondo: a path to self-improvement through the practice of martial arts.

As time passed, science became a big part of martial arts as well. First, improving physical training with smart workouts, looking for maximum efficiency and minimum injuries.

 

Martial Arts Barcelona Gym.
Martial Arts Barcelona Gym.

Then science came up to answer an intriguing question.

Why do fighters who are physically and technically equal got very different results in competitions? That is where Sports Psychology enters the equation.Showing that it is possible to train athletes to make the best use of their thoughts and behaviors to obtain the optimal performance overcoming personal limits.

As the martial arts grew out of adapting to the need to survive, the psychological aspect was also adapted, and today sports psychology is already part of the training of martial artists who compete in high performance, such as Olympic athletes.

Martial Arts Barcelona Gym.
Martial Arts Barcelona Gym.

The science of sport has elevated martial arts to an unprecedented new category, reaching academies with research-based concepts in high-performance athletes. Now, Sport Psychology begins to follow the same path.
In this way, martial arts are more mental than ever, going back to the origins of the old masters who believed that it was possible to train body and mind.

Get to know a place where you can train one or many Martial Arts at the same time.  And the good news: you can focus in both physical and mental skills, only in Club de La Lucha Barcelona.

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Martial Arts Barcelona Gym.

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