Three Martial Arts That Improve Productivity
It’s not just about self-defence: in a long-term study that ended this year, martial arts exponents scored highly on tests of mental acuity, including attention span and alertness. But which style best fits your weaknesses? Here’s a quick breakdown.
Sparring-heavy styles promote higher “alert scores”, allowing people to switch tasks quickly and with better cognitive control.
Long-term practitioners did better on tests of concentration – possibly due to all those elaborate katas.
It improves “grit” – a measure of willingness to push through hardship that correlates with success across the board.