College students face stress from every angle. Midterms. Finals. Student debt. Planning for the future. Fortunately, martial arts is a great way to get away from those stressors and clear your head. If only for a few hours a week, you can let your frustrations out against pads and punching bags and your partners. Beyond that, martial arts helps you to learn to think clearly in stressful situations. In live sparring, you have to think through difficult situations in just a few seconds. Over time, you learn to clear your mind, relax, and react. Stress becomes a much smaller factor in your life. You become more confident.