#3 Social Events

Marge Sambol, a black belt in jiu-jitsu, explores the benefits of martial arts for women in this 10-part series.

Fellow students and instructors are a friendly bunch, which makes the many social events put on by the dojo a lot of fun. Every month, there’s something going on, whether that’s fight nights at the dojo, UFC viewing events at the local pub, kids’ Kung Fu Panda birthday parties or the annual dojo team competing in the Hope Beach Volleyball Tournament. From charity events to concerts, there are many opportunities to socialize on and off the mat.

It’s also a great activity to do with people you already have a relationship with. Many husbands and wives, fathers and daughters, and best friends have found martial arts to be a great way to spend quality time together.