Traditional martial arts training involves pain. There is no escaping it. Mostly, we’re talking about pain that comes from sore muscles, some bumps and bruises, and maybe some hurt egos. No one joined the school to learn dancing. Each student who paid tuition assumes there will be some “discomfort” – probably a lot of it – in the course of training. If they haven’t experienced it yet, then they haven’t trained long, aren’t paying attention, and/or are purposefully not giving their all.
The purpose of pain at our school is to develop oneself. The body strengthens as the muscles get sore and grow stronger. Muscles and bones bruise to teach the student to develop skill and defend better. Egos are kept in check by every exposed weakness. Strength, skill and character develop.
Why put yourself through this? Because it is better to be sore than sorry. All the hours of training will undoubtedly be worth it that one moment when your martial arts training comes into action to defend yourself and/or your loved ones. To be sure, class is anything but relaxing on a warm beach in the caribbean. But, if something was to happen on your way to that beach – you’d be ready. You’ve taken pain in class to best avoid taking worse pain out of class.