I’ve noticed that many people nowadays work with pads. As a result of this boom in use there are now very short courses that provide pad work qualifications. I personally don’t agree with their methodology of awarding an instructor grade within 4hrs of training. This view is transferable to martial arts as some instructors appear to think that it is just enough to ask someone to hold a pad. This can (and does) lead to elbow and shoulder injuries. A more detailed explanation of my view on pad training is available below.
Kind regards, Les.