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.
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?”
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Are all black belts instructors? Hmmm…Part 1 of a 2-part series gives the answer