Generation Y appreciates martial arts

April 18, 2014

[shareaholic app="share_buttons" id="25449586"] Individuals in Generation Y  enjoy martial arts for several reasons.

Born between the ’80s to the early ’90s, the millennial demographic is flocking to martial arts. Lifestyles blog Generation Y reported that these individuals are ambitious; they see no limits. Martial arts aligns with this go-getter attitude. According to Elite Daily, it trains students how to break down big goals into small achievements. This form of exercise teaches people how to set and reach goals, which Generation Y values.

Millennials crave constant feedback, Generation Y reported. In the workforce, they value a mentor who can guide them in their careers. Martial arts instructors can play this role by providing students with constructive criticism and gratification.

Those in the demographic are known for being confident, and martial arts nurtures this characteristic. When people acquire martial arts skills, they feel more powerful, Elite Daily indicated. This sense of power results in a higher appreciation of self-worth. Gen Y can translate these skills into any aspect of their lives. While students will gain confidence, teachers also reinforce other traits, such as respect and humility. All of these characteristics make for an understanding leader for future endeavors.