So you teach classes at a local gym, or you are a senior student at a club, and one of the students has to bow out because he is feeling nauseous and you notice that he is rubbing his shoulder, stomach bug and a shoulder strain you think? Maybe, but it could be a heart attack. What are you going to do?
Our society is aging, and it seems likely that at some point many karate teachers will find themselves faced with a student who needs care quickly due to a heart attack or injury. Many facilities now have Automatic External Defibrillators on site and they are not difficult to learn to use. The Red Cross offers affordable classes in First Aid, CPR, and AED across the country. Being prepared before a crisis seems pretty martial to me. Get certified, it is the responsible thing to do. Here is a link to the Red Cross Page, click here and sign up.