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Recognizing and avoiding dangerous situations. Understanding personal strengths and weaknesses. Seeing and using weaknesses of attackers to defeat them and avoid injury or death. Protecting others when necessary. Limiting damage of strikes, kicks or falls. Being prepared through regular practice and training.
The physical attribute will increase with the practice of the traditional forms, stances, and as the connection between mind and body increase. Mental balance comes from feeling strong, capable and confident.
Beginning a challenging task, despite fear, and seeing it through. Responding to challenges with ideas and action.
Reflecting on positive experiences, and Identifying with inner strength instead of failure.
Control over one's weaknesses, impulses and emotions.
Being independent and responsible during training.
Seeing others like you doing something challenging, despite fear, and seeing it through. Having empathy and humility.
Regular exercise and movement positively influence physical and mental health.
Focus is developed through getting your mind off everything else. Practicing Martial Arts skills with a partner or in a class requires mental focus.
Release is achieved through physical exertion, and vocalization (yell). Controlled breathing and meditation reduce stress. Most of all training can be a very fun experience and having fun and enjoying life should be a reward unto itself.