Exercise Safety in Martial Arts

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Course Description

The many different forms of martial arts include karate, kung fu, ju jitsu, kickboxing, judo and tae kwon do. Martial arts are high-energy activities that can improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, speed and flexibility. Each sport offers the participant a range of benefits including self-defence and the opportunity to build self-discipline. The risk of injury from martial arts is low compared to other contact sports and most injuries are to the limbs and are usually mild to moderate such as bruises or cuts.

Key concepts covered in this course:

  • Exercise safety principles and philosophy
  • General exercise safety guidelines
  • How to manage injuries
  • Exercise safety for special populations
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