Martial Arts can get very physical once you start to put your learnt techniques into practice. It’s not surprising for Beginners and Professionals alike, to be unprepared and risk MARTIAL ARTS INJURIES while practising or competing.
That is why it is essential to be aware of the types of common Martial Arts
injuries and the precautions you should take before engaging in a Martial
As Martial Arts can result in a wide array of injuries, the injury type is
often dependent on the type of martial art being performed.
Even though there are many forms of martial arts of non-contact Martial
Arts, injuries still occur and tend to result in overuse, fatigue types of
Contact martial arts vary widely in technique and protective equipment and
these factors affect the types of injuries and injury rates.
WHAT ARE COMMON MARTIAL ARTS INJURIES?
- Muscle Strains –
Overuse of muscles or ligaments can lead to tearing. The most
common injury of this type is plantar fasciitis which occurs from
bruising or overstretching of the plantar fascia ligament (sole of
- Skin Damage
– Small cuts and bruising are not unusual. Be careful that these do
not develop into skin infections. Always have a health care
professional evaluate and treat these types of injuries.
- Concussion –
Martial arts that emphasize striking and throwing are more likely
to result in concussions with symptoms of concussion can be
dizziness, headache, confusion, nausea, balance problems,
difficulties with concentration and even memory problems. Symptoms
can last from several minutes to days or even weeks.
- Neck –
Minor injuries to the neck, such as bruising and abrasions, are
most common. However, some forms of martial arts, such as jujitsu,
judo, and mixed martial arts, do allow choking techniques that can
result in loss of consciousness. It’s essential to understand the
risks of different forms of martial arts and to learn them under
or Fractures – Dislocating a bone is more common in Martial Arts
than breaking. Dislocations of the toes or Hands
are more common. Fractures of the nose, face, skull, eyes mouth or
teeth can result.
TIPS TO PREVENT MARTIAL ARTS INJURIES
Use the right equipment
Headgear, mouth guard, chest protectors, and paddings
– all equipment that you should wear before engaging in a session.
Ensure your the equipment is the right fit for your body and your MMA.
Before engaging your muscles in any heavy activity, make sure you warm-up.
If you are not prepared you can easily put a strain on your body.
Proper stretching and warm-up for your type of Martial Art are paramount before engaging in your training. And this also applies for
an adequate cool-down after each session.
Seek direct supervision from your instructor
All our instructors at VT1 Martial Arts Chatswood will provide the proper
techniques of how to execute different styles and movement to avoid injury.
Also, let your instructor know if you have any weaknesses or past injuries,
so they can offer advice on how to work with your capabilities, and maybe
provide alternative strengthening exercises for long term improvement.
Be focused. If you are distracted while training, it’s easy to put your
body in the wrong position or not be injured by your opponent/partner.
Be trained by highly skilled professionals.
Having a professional Martial Arts instructor will be your best bet when it
comes to learning the best and proper techniques.
Need more tips? Enrol with VT1 and start learning Martial Arts by some of
the worlds best Martial Arts instructors in our Chatswood gym.
We offer the best Martial Arts programs for everyone!
Choosing us will help you achieve your best potential while making sure
that you get the best learning experience. Call us now on 9417 1001