For many, martial arts is all about physical conditioning and learning how to become a good fighter. It’s important to remember, however, that the martial arts is both internal as well as external. Although many want to focus on the physical, the mind plays a crucial role in the process of strengthening the body. In fact, very often it’s the mind that gives up before the body. This is why it’s essential that we don’t neglect our mental conditioning. The mind and body work together which means, through the mind we can strengthen the body and through the body the mind.