Keeping your body in good health is a natural key to longevity and life. But, along with keeping your body in good health, we must keep our minds in good health. Martial arts helps an individual grow not only physically, but mentally. Martial arts helps individuals learn discipline, perseverance, dedication, strength, patience, and so much more. While it helps with all of the mental and physical aspects, martial arts inherently teaches us how to defend ourselves and our loved ones, should the need ever arise. Combining all these aspects is what makes martial arts an incredibly valuable asset to an individual in life.