Safety in Training



All of our Instructors, Assistant Instructors, and AITs (Assistant Instructors-in-Training) are certified in the following minimum KMSD requirements:

CPR (Adult, + AED)

HEADS UP Concussion Awareness Training for Youth Sports Coaches (CDC – Center for Disease Control)

KMSD Lead Instructor Dana Ben Kaplan is certified by SafeSport. He has been a certified Official with USA Boxing since the late 1990’s, authorized to sign Restrictions Affidavits at sanctioned USA Boxing amateur events.


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, students will wear them, as well as a white KMSD shirt, and forearm guards. Wash new handwraps alone, as they will usually bleed color. After washing, hang them to dry. Don’t put them in the dryer or 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, just twist the wrap at the end when wrapping your hands. Ask fellow students or refer 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. 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. 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 on the Shop page.

Safe Conduct in Class
KMSD and all Instructors / Assistant Instructors, operate under SafeSport guidelines. The US Center for SafeSport is an independent nonprofit committed to ending all forms of abuse in sport. Instructors and students will conduct themselves appropriately at all times, including before, during, and after training sessions, workshops, and exams. It is the job of KMSD 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. There are no refunds. Students will NOT possess functional weapons during training at any time (training knives are allowed, e.g. “blue knives”, “red knives”, etc., and must be presented to an Instructor initially for inspection). It is the responsibility of all students to report any activity which they suspect may create an unsafe training situation.