Hi there, Normally it's recommended that static stretching should only be done when warm and as part of a cool down. So in an MA class setting it's normally done at the end of class and should be avoided at the very beginning of class. But recently I tried out a new local class and also went to a seminar where a general warmup was done (a bit of jogging, some calisthenics etc) and in both they did some static stretching after the warmup and before going into the actually teaching or technical part of the lesson. What are your thoughts on this? I don't remembering reading anything that talking about this type of situation. Technically you are warm, so it should be OK. But it's also before other activities so it still could hamper performance and increase risk of injury which is what normally associated with static stretching as the first thing in a workout. I have to admit I don't really like it, but it's more because I have just warmed up and ready to go but then am forced to sit down and gently stretch. I'd rather have a minute to get a drink and get into learning and leave the static stuff until the end of class.