Unless you’ve taken the time to do in-depth research, chances are that you’re unaware of the primary reasons why people choose to study martial arts. Though you may assume it’s because those who take such classes want to learn self-defense, it goes much deeper than that. Throughout history, martial arts have been used to prepare students for war, competition and as a means for self-development. While competition remains the focus of many Summit County, Ohio martial arts schools, this isn’t the case at The Silent Mind. This Twinsburg, Ohio school believes that martial arts can be used as an adult or youth activity to improve the mind, body and spirit.