Keeping our students safe is always a top priority at National Karate and we have many policies and staff training courses that help to protect our clients. While concussions are very rare in our program the fact is that concussions can occur in any sport. Some of the protective measures National Karate takes include requiring head protecting helmets, mouth guards and safety equipment during sparring exercises. Our rules emphasize “controlled contact” or “light head touch contact” to prevent hard blows to the head. National Karate also has mandatory concussion training for our staff provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If you think you or a family member has a concussion it is important to report it to the school Director and give yourself time to recover. When in doubt it is a good idea to visit a physician and get an evaluation.
Here are some concussion symptoms…
- Headache or Pressure in the Head
- Nausea of Vomiting
- Concentration or memory problems
- Eyes are sensitive to light
- Feeling hazy or foggy
- Double vision or blurry vision
- Balance problems or dizziness
For more information about concussions click this link to the CDC website.