A female martial arts student practice Taekwondo outsideWhen training martial arts, you have a choice of attending either group classes, private training sessions, or both.

Both group classes and private training sessions provide a sense of structure to your martial arts training. However, there are certain benefits you’ll find with group classes that vary from the type of training and benefits you’ll get with private classes.

Let’s take a closer look at both options to learn more about which might be the best fit for you:

Benefits of Group Martial Arts Classes

Training in a group atmosphere exposes you to a variety of training and fitness levels. You’ll be able to identify your strengths and weaknesses and then work on improving your skills with several different training partners. Sometimes, you may know more than your opponent and vice versa. Both types of match-ups create unique learning opportunities.

When you show up for a group class, make sure that you keep your personal martial arts goals in mind. Always look for ways that you can build upon your skills while training with others, as well as opportunities to share what you have learned with others.

Benefits of Private Martial Arts Training

Private training sessions are valuable because the entire session is designed around you, your skills, and your fitness level. To get the most out of your time, make sure that you chat with your instructor about your goals. Be specific about what you hope to gain from your private training sessions. Have you hit a plateau and are struggling to get past it? Is there a specific skill or technique that you just haven’t picked up or been able to use?

Even a few private sessions with an instructor might be what you need to get past a plateau or achieve a goal that you’ve been working toward for several months.

When deciding between group and private martial arts training, it’s up to you to decide what’s best. Take a close look at your training history and your future goals and then decide on your ideal path to success. Then start training today!

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