Training and competing in martial arts is like any other sport in that it can result in a wide range of injuries. Different types of martial arts may be more likely to result in certain injuries, however there are things you can do to give yourself the best chance of staying injury free.
Martial arts training should take place in a fun and safe environment, although there is a chance any of the following could be suffered -
Kickboxing Legend Raymond 'Real Deal' Daniels is heading to Birmingham to make his cage fighting return with the Bellator promotion in May this year.
Eleven years have passed since Daniels MMA debut, a shock submission defeat to Jeremiah Metcalfe. He has subsequently gone on to impress in Glory Kickboxing and later Bellator Kickboxing, producing a series of incredible knockout finishes.
The martialarts-online.co.uk team have caught up with rising kickboxing star Cory Cook. He's already part of Team Top Ten UK and has won every Junior honour the sport has to offer. More recently, he's also taken titles in the senior division, something he'll be hoping to achieve more of this year and beyond.
We talk about his martial arts influences, toughest competitor, and just who he thinks is the number one fighter in the U...