Make 2023 Your Year of Self-Improvement!

It’s never too early (or too late) to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. Even if January is already over, it’s never the right or wrong time to set new goals for yourself. At Total Impact, we value continuously working on ourselves to be the best we can – from the inside out! We are all a work in progress that are never quite finished, there’s always opportunity to evolve.
If you’re looking to make some serious self-improvement in 2023, we’ve got what you need! Total Impact Martial Arts is the perfect place to start your journey to becoming your best self this year. We embrace the philosophy of caring for our entire selves holistically…mind, body, and spirit.
At Total Impact Martial Arts, our classes focus on developing important lifelong skills like focus, courage, confidence, and leadership, while also teaching the importance of mindfulness, accountability, and respect. We offer exciting, upbeat classes for every age. Our youngest students start training as early as 4 years old. And with experienced instructors who are dedicated to helping you reach your goals, you’ll be sure to see some serious progress in just a few months!
If you’d like to get healthier, keep active, lose weight, or learn other healthy lifestyle habits – we’ve got you covered. Read on to crush your goals with Total Impact in 2023!

Make 2023 Your Year of Self Improvement! Total Impact Martial Arts

How Can Martial Arts Help with Self-Improvement?

It’s common knowledge that martial arts can teach you how to defend yourself in case a physical fight breaks out. But how else does it help you? Martial arts training can teach you several skills that will help you in all areas of life. The lessons we teach and skills learned are proven to have a positive long-term impact on children and adults alike!

There are countless benefits of martial arts training. In addition to the physical perks, martial arts also improves mental health. Whether you’d like your kids to learn better focus or preschooler to cultivate patience, or if you’d like to adopt healthier lifestyle habits, we can help the entire family achieve their goals. Does your teen have a bullying problem? We can help with that, too!

Here are a few ways our martial arts classes can lead the way to self-improvement in 2023…

Martial arts sharpens the ability to focus and ignore distractions. By focusing on what your opponent is doing and maintaining situational awareness, you will be able to excel in Martial Arts. Off the mat, increased concentration and focus can help students excel at learning and adults at work and develop professional skills. Being razor-focused also improves comprehension and problem-solving skills. 


With martial arts training, you’re more equipped to defend yourself. You’re confident of your physical ability as well as your mental abilities. Hence, you’re not only courageous in the face of physical obstacles and problems but also mental roadblocks that we all face in life. For kids, being courageous helps them avoid bullying in school and also helps those who might be a victim of it. They’re more steadfast in their values and well-equipped to work around problems than being afraid of them. 


Martial arts training can help you explore your potential, push boundaries and step out of your comfort zone. All of these things can help you grow and become more confident in what you can achieve. You will be physically and mentally fit, which will give you the confidence to take on new challenges and opportunities that may have once seemed overwhelming. 


While several believe that leadership is an innate skill, we feel that it can be developed with the right mindset. Martial arts training can help students who are introverted and rarely take initiative and develop them into potential leaders. The training offers them a chance to feel empowered, and exhibit their leadership skills by helping others and collectively building each other as a group. This shift makes them more confident about themselves and how they can help others in their social circles and communities. 


Martial arts require great focus and a strong understanding of one’s surroundings at any time. This helps students develop mindfulness. At any point in time, they are well aware of what they and others around them are doing, and this increased concentration helps them live each moment to the fullest. The focus on the present moment and the discipline required for martial arts can help you enhance your mindfulness. Mindfulness eventually leads to greater satisfaction and contentment in life. 


While students may face their fellows as opponents in a practice session, the key tenet of martial arts training is respect. You are taught to respect everyone, regardless of who they may be – masters, instructors, peers, or themselves. This training is carried with them beyond the studio and respect for self and others helps them develop better relationships in life. 

Goal setting 

The key to developing any good habits is goal-setting. It helps individuals grow personally as well as professionally and martial arts training is a good way to learn this skill. Students progressively grow better over time and are taught to set realistic goals and achieve them. This behavior is rewarded by recognizing their various skill levels by awarding different colored belts.


Martial arts training develops strict discipline in those who practice it. Students are taught self-discipline. Students learn to master their emotions and reactions and control their impulses to achieve longer-term goals. When students work within groups, they also learn how discipline can affect not only their lives but also those around them.

Find the Right Martial Arts Class for You!

There are plenty of martial arts classes to choose from. At our dojo, we offer classes for every age group and ability! Our comprehensive class schedule was created to accommodate preschoolers, children, teens, and adults. That’s why you’ll get to choose from early morning adult kickboxing, children’s after school karate, late night adult MMA, and weekend offerings. There are plenty of opportunities to come hangout with your friends at Total Impact all week long.

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Martial arts is a lifelong journey that teaches students of all ages valuable life skills. We want every student to be happy, fulfilled, and successful in all areas of life – in the dojo, at work, at school, and at home. Total Impact Martial Arts is the perfect place to start your martial arts journey. We make sure our classes are accessible for every fitness level. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, we have a class for you.

Connect with us today to find out which program will suit you and your family’s needs. So what are you waiting for? The new year has already started and the clock is ticking…the time to take action is now! Find out why Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove individuals and families love our karate dojo. The sooner you start making changes, the happier your future self will be when you see the results of your hard work!

Hear from one of our Total Impact parents about their child’s awesome experience at our dojo:
“Total Impact Martial Arts is a great school. Brian and the rest of the instructors are great. They are patient and take time to make new students feel comfortable and not intimidated. My daughter started the class just to get some physical activity into her busy life. But now she looks forward to the class and hates missing them.”
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Get back on track with your health & fitness…
Are you ready to get started on your self-improvement journey? Let’s make 2023 your best year yet!

Enroll in classes at Total Impact Martial Arts to crush your goals while having fun!

Call (224) 248-8692 or send us an email today.

Total Impact Martial Arts offers karate, kickboxing, self-defense, and MMA programs to individuals of all ages throughout Chicagoland including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Wheeling, and surrounding areas.



Total Impact Martial Arts offers HIGH ENERGY, engaging martial arts programs to help students of all ages reach their unique health, fitness, and martial arts goals!