This is an Essential Safety Item to help prevent injury to your hands when punching pads full force, and to support your wrists when performing fall breaks. At KMSD, new Level 1 students who do not already have their own handwraps will be issued a pair, along with a guide on care and usage, at no extra charge. A professional Krav Maga school will not force you to PAY for your handwraps; a "business" trying to maximize profits will charge their customers extra for essential safety equipment.
KMSD requires full protective gear for contact training to allow students in the Level 2 Physical class to be hit without worrying about injury, and to allow them to hit classmates without fear of injuring them. All gear must be inspected by a KMSD Instructor before use in class. KMSD has protective gear available (only for our students), merchandise which represents a balance of good quality and affordable price, usually saving the students the shipping cost.
Instructors and students will conduct themselves appropriately at all times, including before, during, and after training sessions, workshops, and exams.
Restrictions Affidavit – KMSD Lead Instructor Dana Ben Kaplan has been a certified Official with USA Boxing since the late 1990’s, and is authorized to sign Restrictions Affidavits at sanctioned amateur boxing tournaments. These are usually issued when an amateur boxer receives a strong punch to the head rendering the boxer unable to continue safely at that time. In KMSD’s Level 2 Physical class (Wednesday nights, 8:30 – 9:30 PM, and as otherwise scheduled), we follow the same safety guidelines as USA Boxing, utilizing Restrictions Affidavits, and Medical Releases for your protection. If a student is issued a KMSD Restrictions Affidavit, both of these forms must be completed and signed by an examining Physician before a student is allowed to participate in any training where risk of head contact exists (e.g. Level 2 Physical class). These forms are always in possession of all KMSD Instructors and Assistant Instructors.