Martial Arts Safety Guide for Beginners 101
- Listen to your coach: A good coach knows what you are capable of in every stage of the training.
- Medical evaluation: See a doctor to medically examine you for conditions that may be aggravated by intense training if you are not sure about your current medical standing.
- The coach is always right: If your coach tells you not to use a fancy advanced technique, then don’t. If you are told to wear dinky looking protective gear, wear it.
- Pay attention: Don’t wander about aimlessly in class, especially if people are sparring lest you get in the way of a kick or punch.
- Look the part: Wear the appropriate school uniform for classes
- Don’t eat just before you train: Avoid eating 2 hours before any strenuous athletic activity. If you must eat, eat light.
- Warm up: Avoid shocking your body with sudden strenuous activity from a state of rest. Follow the prescribed warm up and cool down routines.
- Don’t pick fights: It’s uncool; it’s disgraceful to your art. Martial Arts are not a passport to bullying!