There is another essential tip you must remember when taking a karate class. All students of martial arts are aware of this unspoken, unwritten rule, and the smart ones know to strictly adhere to it. This is not to be taken lightly, and is something every participant needs to keep in the back of their head at all times.

• Do not get pissed off at everything and everyone in a karate class, start yelling, or generally go nuts. Especially on the instructor.

Let me tell you, there is a significant difference between taking karate and receiving karate.