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Cut Your Toenails

This is a very practical post. Cut your toenails.

The other week, my third son went to Kendo. He and his partner jammed their toes together during a match. His partner had long toenails and as a result, his partner's big toenail bent back 90 degrees (straight up). Ouch!!!

My son was very lucky that he was not cut. Toenails are often dirty and cuts from them can lead to infection.

As Karate students, we must always think about safety. We should also be considerate of our training partners. Keeping our toenails and fingernails neatly trimmed is one of our responsibilities.

When I see Karate students or instructors with long nails, I think that they must not be practicing.


Charles C. Goodin