No doubt that you now know all the physical as well as mental benefits martial arts have to offer. And you are now excited over reaping those benefits and transform yourself into a better you. So, you have decided to learn martial arts. Great!
But how you should start? The first step is to decide the gym you are going to attend. You can search online for gyms within your area or ask your friends for recommendations.
After you shortlist a few gyms, the next step is to check out the quality of the gyms. The following things are to look out for a gym:
Check out for the facilities in the gym and examine whether they are clean and organized. If you find the facilities do not bear a professional look, refrain from joining that gym.
Interact with the instructors and examine whether they are knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. Remember, it is only the excellent instructors who will take an interest in you and help you to achieve the goal of your martial arts training. Bad instructors will destroy your enthusiasm. Make sure you ask the instructors whether they are qualified in administering first aid, when necessary.
Check out the position of the instructors and staff of the gym. The right attitude helps the students to feel comfortable.
Find out how long the students have been there in the gym. Do most of the students leave before completion of training? If they do so, then there must be some fault with the gym, so avoid it. Also, check out what the instructors do to keep their students motivated.
Finances & Class Schedule
Check out the fee structure of the gym. Examine whether you can afford that. Also, make sure you also check out the schedule of the training classes and whether you are comfortable with the class schedules.
Please go through the infographic in this post and understand why you should learn martial arts.