Questions from a total beginner to MA

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  1. jks9199

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    I used to suggest that any school that wouldn't let a student try it for free might be in it more for the money...

    Unfortunately, the modern age of insurance requirements has changed this. Under the insurance policy that we have where I teach, you wouldn't be covered until you were formally signed up and paid... It's awkward, and I'm glad my partner handles the money side of things, but it's a reality. You're welcome to observe the class...but we can't risk a litigous sort getting hurt and not being covered, either!
     
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    @Xue Sheng: Great, will take a look at those first.

    @jks9199: Aye thats too bad, but I understand the institution that teaches the MA has to protect themselves. Fortunately I have my own health insurance so that wouldn't be an issue.
     
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    It's not health care that I'm worried about... It's the simple possiblity of being sued because someone got hurt. I'm sure we've all seen someone get hurt just doing a simple, theoretically safe solo drill or form when they step down a little wrong or just plain slip. Or seen someone get hurt while holding a pad... I'm not even going to risks involved in sparring or partner drills. My association recently obtained insurance coverage, and one of the conditions is that ALL participants must be covered by it.

    The bottom line is simple. It's the same rationale I use at work. I like my stuff. I worked hard for it. I picked it out and chose it. I don't want to have to give it to someone else in a law suit!
     
  4. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Sorry this is off post but I just noticed this.

    The North Shore!!! I grew up in West Peabody.
     
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    Hehehehehehe - you don't know how close you are my friend :)
     
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    BTC, I have also heard some very good things about the Tai Chi school in China town. If you don't mind, I'll send you a PM within the next day or so with one or two other ideas :)
     
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    And a wise move that is. Although there may be ways around that, such as signing up for, say $20/class. Whether you collect on the 20 is your business. And that assumes you want to find a way around it. Your business, your call :)
     
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    Actually how close I was.... Now I am much closer to the Adirondacks than the North Shore and I have been away so long no one even tells me I have an accent anymore :)
     
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    hi and welcome to martial talk , try muay thai out , its (in a lot of peoples opinions) the best form of self defence , itsa a great sport , and some gyms work you really hard , an hour and a half of good training is exelent for fitness , and best of all , it never gets boring

    hope i helped

    chris
     
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    You know a good piece of advice I think would be to watch how the students act around each other and if they as a group have a general positive vibe.
     
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    Cool, will check that out first. Been out of town past fews days without net access. Feel free to PM me, and I'll respond asap. This weekend is looking to be pretty hectic.
     
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    if your looking for a hard workout takew up ju jitsu or a fast pace MA workout, a slow one would be, aikido.
     

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