What It Means to Venture to a Better Life

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By Micah Martin, Founder, Venture Martial Arts

Life can be tough, and when you’re an adolescent, life’s problems can seem insurmountable. Children’s reactions to problems vary, from withdrawing and holding fears inside, to acting out and getting into trouble. Our Venture to a Better Life program teaches children the mental and physical habits they need to overcome challenges as youths and adults, allowing them to lead positive, healthy and productive lives.

Venture to a Better Life is about taking control and living the life you want through four principle habits:

  1. Healthy Physical Habits. We promote a healthy lifestyle through a diet of low sugar, low carbs and high fat, as well as regular exercise and living an active lifestyle. We incorporate cardio, flexibility, strength and core work into each martial arts class. This combination of diet and exercise will build your body to take on everyday life. In addition, we encourage students to exercise outside of class.
  2. Healthy Mental Habits. The Venture to a Better Life lifestyle means adopting good mental habits and a positive outlook on life. We work closely with each student in our program to build core mental habits, including focus, confidence and discipline, which help them in their life-long journey.
  3. Healthy Financial Habits. We encourage each student to live a healthy life through the financial principles of saving, investing and spending wisely. We ask our students to demonstrate what it means to live in a financially healthy manner by mapping out their future goals and then sharing a savings plan and timeline to meet those goals.
  4. The Venture Outlook on Life. We teach our students to take control and responsibility for their lives, actions and outcomes by promoting life as something you make happen versus something that happens to you—the Venture Outlook on Life. We teach our students responsibility and how to build their own outcomes. Everyone goes through ups and downs, and our program encourages proactively accepting responsibility and fixing situations.

From bullying issues at school or struggling with grades to family challenges (i.e. divorce, moving to a new community, etc.), kids can use our Venture to a Better Life tools to find their confidence and determination. And, the tools they learn will also guide them as they overcome obstacles in adulthood.

We are always glad to talk further with parents about our Venture to a Better Life program. We offer a complimentary private introductory lessen to our program, also. Complete the contact form on our website or call me at 303.928.0043 for more information and to sign up.

See the Data for Yourself

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In a recent survey, Venture Martial Arts students and their families were asked what qualities our schools have instilled in themselves or their family members. The data was clear: Venture Martial Arts training leads to more than physical benefits.

  • 80% of survey participants noted confidence and perseverance as being top qualities learned.
  • 65% said respect and focus.
  • 50% reported self-discipline.

The benefits from martial arts training can be life-changing.

See the data yourself!

Beyond the Physical Benefits

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Martial arts training has many physical benefits, including enhanced strength, balance and flexibility. However, the benefits from martial arts training go far beyond the physical. Some of the benefits our families have experienced include:

Healthy channeling of energy: Like adults, children and teens need relief from stress and a way to channel their energy. Oftentimes, younger minds don’t know how to do so in a healthy manner. That’s where martial arts comes in. Martial arts provides a structured, controlled environment that challenges both the mind and body, allowing the opportunity to relieve stress, energy and a frustration in an appropriate setting.

Aid in anger management: Martial arts can aid in anger management in a variety of ways. Beyond the obvious energy exertion, martial arts also incorporates breathing and focusing techniques. Those techniques allow students to practice staying calm and concentrated, regardless of hectic surroundings or irritating situations.

Boost self-esteem and confidence: While martial arts can be quite challenging, overcoming those challenges leads to great rewards. The desire and motivation to overcome the physical and mental obstacles presented in training give students the boost they need to conquer their fears, learn new skills and gain a sense of accomplishment that can’t be found in other physical practices.