Like many sportsmen and women, martial artists suffer injuries. These often come along with the negative associations of being hurt. Terms such as “side-lined”, “surgery or therapy”, or even “restricted” are hard to accept, and often the martial artist is faced with a whole new type of opponent, one that often seems, at least at first, unbeatable. Here we look at the effects of injury, and how to deal with the occurrence of an injury and all of the associated negativity.
There are many sports, both team and individual-based, and all sorts of activities to which you can devote your time. However, there is one area of sporting activity that remains a misnomer, slightly ostracised from the rest. Revered by those who practice it, and feared by those that don’t. Martial arts have always been a misunderstood pastime.