The simulation of being attacked and having to defend oneself is rarely, if ever, achieved in a controlled environment like a karate class. So how does a student know if that front kick will work when landed effectively in a self-defense situation? Board breaking.
Inspiring discipline is one of the roles of a great martial arts teacher. The quotes that follow will speak to just about every human being, from every walk of life and with varying interests.
There is so much controversy and tons of opinions on this subject. How important board breaking is in the martial arts will also depend on what style you practice.
Perhaps the most well-known and accepted benefits of muscle stretching exercises are improved or maintained range of motion, or both;
“When a student has passed test after test, has learned and grown, even prospered in their martial arts training, why would fear of failure suddenly take such a strong hold?”
“The attention to detail and intensity brought to every class pushes me to focus more and try harder.”