A: Warm Up and Stretching. Warming up before class is strongly encouraged because it minimizes the risk of injury during class. To warm up before class perform activities GENTLY …such as doing forms, jumping jacks, slow jog around the room, front kicks, roundhouse kicks, stretch kicks and various punches and blocks. Get your blood flowing and warm up those muscles!
We strongly encourage you to stretch after class when the muscles are sufficiently warm. Warm muscles stretch better and you will increase your flexibility and range of motion. Hold each stretch for a minimum of 30 seconds. Obtain additional help from black belt students who are present to assist.