Martial arts training requires physical exertion. Whether it be in warm ups, practice kicking or sparring, you need to exert physical force. As a result of this, injury is inevitable. When you kick or punch a sand bag, the impact can hurt you. But when done in an appropriate manner, injury can then result. That [...]
Although the occasional injury is part and parcel of any martial art, there are steps you can take to ensure that you get as few as possible. Proper preparation and conditioning outside of class is a part of it, but also a good warm-up routine can also ensure you are ready for action.
As well as injury prevention it is also important to know how to treat an injury if you do happen to get one.
And finally if you do have ongoing injuries or limitations you need to understand how to work within those limitations while remaining active in the martial art of your choice.