Kicking Your Students; Abuse or Training?

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: karate
24 Sep 2008

2 Responses to “Kicking Your Students; Abuse or Training?”

  1. Kim Says:

    I remember blocking several of your kicks and punches with my face. Injuries are just something that happens. We heal, we learn from it and we go back for more. I have yet to meet (or oppose) a quality fighter that got to that level by never putting the gloves on and sparring. I couldn’t agree more with this article. Well said! Kim

  2. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Thanks Kim,

    I used to think other sports were safer than karate but when I went to a friend’s judo class, I noticed lots of injuries. At least in karate getting injured was not the normal course… just the odd unexplained bruise. :)