Dan Rather has written an excellent piece about the dangers of traumatic brain injury amongst primary school-aged participants of sports activities. Highlighted is the data that the NFL itself recently released about the incidence of long-term impairment amongst it’s players, with a discussion of what the information means to coaches and athletes. The information is just as applicable to teachers and students of martial arts.
The article ends with a bit of advice that any martial arts instructors and students should follow when it comes to a possible concussion:
“When in doubt, sit it out.”