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Safety in Training



Handwraps

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. 

  • Wash new handwraps alone, as they will usually bleed ink.
  • After washing, hang them to dry. If you put them in the drier they will shrink. A lot.
  • After they are dry, roll them with the soft Velcro side in, so the thumb tab is out when you’re done. If you make a mistake, no big deal, just twist the wrap at the end when wrapping your hands.
  • Refer to the your issued Guide, or to resources on the internet, for instructions on how to wrap up your hands. Your Instructors will provide a short class lesson on wrapping up. Also, ask your fellow students for help, which is also a way to get to know others in class.
  • After using them in class, keep them unrolled and loose until you get home where you can stretch them out and hang them to dry before rolling them up.
  • Bring your wraps to every class, and unless otherwise directed, wrap up before class begins, not during lineup.
  • It might be a good idea to mark them with your initials as “yours”.
  • Most students purchase a spare pair, so when your primary wraps are still damp you can bring your secondary pair. Also, many students use long wraps (180") as their primary pair because they are easier to wrap between the fingers. Both Regular (120") and Long "180" handwraps are available in class via the Order Form (not on the Shop page on our website). 

Full Protective Gear

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.      

  • Training boxing gloves with Velcro closure must be 16 oz. (lighter for those under 155 lbs.), with 3-or-more layers of foam.
  • Headgear must have full cheek and chin protection.
  • Shinguards must have full protection over the shoe.
  • Groin Protection (optional for females) must be hard plastic or metal.
  • Mouthguard must be high-quality and specifically designed for boxing.

Safe Conduct in Class

Instructors and students will conduct themselves appropriately at all times, including before, during, and after training sessions, workshops, and exams.

  • Our job is to provide for your safety during training, and help you achieve your goals.
  • KMSD will not tolerate anyone losing their temper in class, verbally or physically.
  • If you simply walk out of class before final lineup, you have quit.
  • Students will NOT possess functional weapons during training at any time (training knives are allowed, e.g. “blue knives”, “red knives”, etc.).

Restrictions Affidavit

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.