Ok let’s look at a few questions you should ask yourself before going to a class.
What do I want from it?
Do you want fitness, self-defence, sport, competition, to earn a Black Belt???
Some classes focus on just the sport side and competition training whilst others concentrate on self-defence. Some classes have sparring, some have weapons training.
It’s a good idea to take a look at what the school / club teaches in the way of classes and their content. Do not think they are all the same.
Another important factor to consider is who is teaching the classes, what is their background, how long have they been practicing and teaching Martial Arts.
There should be a structured progressive learning program in place with regular gradings so the student can progress through the ranks towards Black Belt and beyond.
Goal achievements are a positive experience and create confidence and a feeling of accomplishment.
A class that is right for you will also be fun, you will enjoy going and meeting new friends is also a bonus.
Martial Arts training and learning can open up a whole new world for you. You can train for the fun of it, maybe to become a competitor, even one day an Instructor and pass on your skills!