5 tips to get yourself starting a martial arts class

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starting a martial arts classIt’s always exciting the prospect of starting a martial art. It may have been something your friend does or did, something you’ve seen on TV or simply that nagging feeling in the back of your head that you’d enjoy it.

Whatever it is, it pretty easy to ask around, talk to friends about it and do a google search. I even like to think people feel comfortable enough to come into the shop and ask for advice.

However, walking into a class for the first time is always a daunting experience. I myself have found this out very recently and even though I’ve practiced martial arts for over 25 years, I still feel nervous walking in.

There’s obviously no reason for it. The other students and instructor have no expectations of you. They assume you’ll have no idea what your doing and, in my experience, are always happy to help out and show you the ropes.

Even so, the apprehension is still there. How you can you help the nerves when starting a martial arts class.

1. Take a friend – Taking someone with you always helps. It stops that feeling of being in the deep end on your own. When there is someone else there, also being a complete newbie, it’s comforting. This is why a lot of classes will run beginner courses to feed into there regular class.

2. Read a bit before you go. Get an idea of what you’re letting yourself in for. There’s plenty of books and information out there on almost every style of martial arts. Have a read so you’re well informed.

3. Youtube it – Youtube is one of the best resources out there. You can see a typical class, drills and warm ups.

4. Try a little bit- have a go in the privacy of your own home. Try a bit that looks accessible. When you get to class at least something will be familiar. It’ll help the learning process.

5. Get on with it – Putting it off and thinking about it, is a sure fire way to get nowhere. You’ll love it when you start and always wished you’d start earlier. Once you start and get into it, you’ll never look back.

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