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ALL POSTSMartial ArtsWhat Are The Risks Of Martial Arts?

1 March 2023by Grant Mundy0

This question comes up frequently, particularly from parents. And I think, you know, as a parent myself with two young children, I totally understand any sport, particularly a combat sport, has risks. And I’m not going to lie and say that there isn’t a chance that a child would be injured through training, although I would find that in nine out of ten cases that would be due to negligence of the teacher or, you know, of the class environment in general.

So we train here without ego. And what I say by that is that we’re not here to compete, to beat each other up, to engage in violent practices. There, of course, is a self defence aspect to martial arts, and of course, that self-defence aspect is important because we’re trying to teach children how to protect themselves from potential danger, from threats not only of their own peer group, but from potential adult threats as well.

And yes, there are risks. Yes, there is a chance of injury, but we’re very careful here in the way we approach our classes. We always have instructors and seniors in every lesson to watch and to help guide students, particularly of the younger level. We don’t teach techniques that would be considered too dangerous for that age group. That’s why we also separate out classes into different age demographics. There’s a certain level of maturity and understanding required to learn some of the more dangerous applications of techniques. We don’t believe in teaching the youngest of children some of these movements, because one wrong move and someone can be badly injured.

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