Your First Class at Family Moo Do Academy
Wear clothes that do not restrict your motion and are suitable for heavy exercise.
Do not wear street shoes and arrive at least 15 minutes early to warm up. Be sure to introduce yourself and sign the attendance roster prior to the start of class. Please be prepared to stay for the full hour.
During the first class in particular, you will be overloaded with information.
Frustration is normal, but you are not expected to learn or remember everything immediately. At first you must often just imitate higher belts as best you can. Be open to the old way of learning which is uncommon today. Don't hesitate to ask questions when the instructor indicates it's appropriate.
Work hard, but pace yourself. If you feel dizzy, or ill, raise your hand and take a rest for that reason.
Remember that holding your breath makes you very tired. If you're thirsty, wait until the end of class. If you ever feel that a particular exercise will hurt you, for example because of an injury, substitute something similar that is safe for you.
Let the instructor know before class if you expect a problem to hold you back significantly.