Martial arts are challenging and as a result, many people quit within the first few months. In my last blog I focused on some of the challenges new students encounter, based on our experience as instructors and school owners in the traditional Korean martial art of Kuk Sool Won™.
The first few months are exciting for new students, but they can also be daunting. How instructors respond to these challenges can make a big difference to how new students experience their introduction to martial arts. Here are some of the ways we try to make these early stages less overwhelming and more enjoyable for white belts at our Kuk Sool Won™ school.
Starting a martial art can be a little daunting but it is also an exciting time. A white belt in Kuk Sool Won™ learns so much in their first few months and it is incredibly rewarding as an instructor to see their growth and development. It is also our job to make sure we make these first few months as easy and stress free as possible, as they transition into martial arts training.
JKN Jane Hurst
First degree black belt and school owner
Kuk Sool Won™ of Onewhero
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Caroline is a 4th degree black belt and Jane is a 1st degree black belt in the traditional Korean martial art of Kuk Sool Won™ . They run 2 Kuk Sool Won™ martial arts schools in New Zealand.