Finding Where You Belong.
Training in the Martial Arts can be daunting. If you’re new to the concept of course, you enter the school, dojo or gym. Totally irrelevant of course, but the main thing is you’ll be confronted with the concept that you could get hurt! The key to any form of training is to truly find where you belong. Is this for me? Your initial search could begin with a number of key words but lets just say you Google Kickboxing classes near me and it brings up a string of schools.
How do you know what’s the best or which particular school will best serve your needs? When I joined my first school many years ago, I was amazed by the talent I saw at the school, I looked at how they performed and I observed who I thought had simular body atributes to mine. I then imagined myself in a years time.
They Were Good!
I was very nervous but I soon came to the conclusion that I had to start somewhere. Everyone seemed friendly and that did it for me!
Maybe the fact that there wasn’t many Kickboxing classes near me also meant that my choices were limited, unless I wanted to travel. This was something I really didn’t want to do!
Standing Your Ground.
Be strong, no one wants to hurt you, honest. A lot of schools can have the occasional student who has an ego but it is few and far between. You’re there for a reason, that is either to get super fit which will happen If you apply yourself or to gain confidence. Now, being intimidated by a student is not the best way to boost your confidence.
You should be in a safe envroment and most instructors will tell you that. Everyone started somewhere and this is your start or should I say your time.