For anyone practicing martial arts, we must have a priority on the safety of the drills, where the drills are done, who were are practicing with and who is moderating them. I beieve the first three are interconnected which safety is achieved when practiced in a conditioned environment with state of the art mats and overseen by a knowledgable staff of trainers.
As far as knowledge, these instructors should not only be certified, but CERTIFIED IN THE AREA THEY ARE TEACHING? A black belt does not mean they are able to deal with 5 years old nor authorized to teach fitness classes. For that matter, if they are certified, when was the last update on their “recertification”?
Finally we can address curriculum. Does a Karate person mean they can teach grappling, or a grappling expert mean they can teach muay thai kickboxing? Are they following a proven curriculum that will achieve a measurable result at the end of the program?
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