Looking For The Right Place To Train?
6 Things You MUST Look At Before Joining A Martial Arts Academy
Answer these questions:
You put your money with a certified financial planner, you wouldn’t just give that money to a buddy and ask him to play around with some investments – right?
You take your car to a certified mechanic, you wouldn’t just ask your neighbor to help you fix a major car issue- would you?
So why then would you ever just randomly put your mental, spiritual and physical development in the hands of just anyone.
We are talking about a skill set that can potentially help you defend yourself and your family. A skill set that can save your life. Transform your personal perspective. Provide a spiritual journey. Give you the gift of strength, health and longevity – BUT only if it is taught correctly, and by the right person.
Not all martial art programs are created equal.
Despite the countless ‘gyms’ and ‘studios’ opening up today, a martial art can not be taught in a bag-work class, a cardio class. And it surely can’t just be taught by anyone that has taken a few years worth of training somewhere.
6 Things You MUST Look At Before Joining An Academy
1. Ask For Lineage
2. If the school has only fighters- RUN! Look for diversity.
3. Is there a curriculum in place?
4. Partner work is a must!
If your ‘martial arts’ school/ class only hosts bag work classes, and you are never taught how to work with partners, hold pads and feel peoples energy then (we are sorry to tell you) – you are NOT learning martial arts.
5. Newer is NOT better. Avoid brand names and gyms.
6. Are these arts right for you?
And lastly – whatever academy you chose- make sure that it’s more then a gym, a class, a school, a place you go… make sure that it’s a family.