No matter how much you’ve trained, performance anxiety before or during a competition may occur, hindering the results of your match. Colloquially referred to as “choking,” performance anxiety is a result of overwhelming perceived stress, which leads to a decrease in athletic performance.
Safety is a major concern for students and parents, and it’s something fundamental that your martial arts school must provide. While learning martial arts can nullify dangerous situations for your students while outside of your school, risky behavior may arise during class.
Those who cross-train regularly will know that doing other forms of physical activity can heighten martial arts performance. Gymnastics has quickly become a popular type of cross-training for martial arts, not only adding variety to one’s training, but also bring a number of benefits, such as specific muscles development you may not otherwise attain from just martial arts training.
While repetition will help ensure that your technique is on point, the same techniques are wasted if never put into a real-world scenario. Sparring is a unique method of training and can help your students understand and familiarize themselves with the nuances of combat. Through sparring, students can gain invaluable experience and react in a tournament or in self-defense as if second nature.