The injury risk in Karate is surprisingly, lower than in most other sports. All contact is controlled and for partner work protective
hand and leg pads are worn.
The Juniors also wear protective head gear for sparring sessions. The most you would expect is the occasional lump or bruise.
Our classes are meant to teach Karate - thus bone breakers and street thugs are not welcome, and you won't find them in our classes.
Broken bones and noses as well as knee and joint injuries common with most popular sports are in fact very uncommon in Traditional Karate.
We stress the methods of training required to protect the joints and back while improving suppleness.
Due to the methods of Karate training students find that their joints and back are strenthened. In principle,
Karate training strengthens the back muscles, and also the muscles and tendons around the shoulders and knees.
It is the responsibility of the instructor to ensure a safe environment for his students. I am proud to state that in the 30 years that
I have been instructor to countless numbers of students I have had no serious injuries to myself or my students as a result of the Karate training.