That the Karate training is better for your health than a common fitness routine is already
a scientifically proven fact.
To summarize the study results, and also the experience of many thousands of karate practitioners,
here are few areas of improvement regular karate training (preferably in our club, of course 😉) could bring you:
Alongside flexibility, Karate training encourages an increased awareness and coordination.
In order to execute effective moves Karate focuses on becoming more stable especially in your lower body
so that you have a steady and confident base from which to operate.
Research has found that by practicing Karate, you not only improve your reflexes while performing the activity,
but actually experience faster reaction times during all activities of your life, such as e.g. driving.
A certain amount of mental acuity and perseverance is required in Karate to remember and execute a series of moves
or even to foil your opponent. Both the competitive element and the repetitive nature serves to refine your ability
to focus and sustain mental concentration.
Karate gives a big focus on the importance of being aware and in control of your breathing
and provide a significant amount of attention to ridding your mind of unnecessary distractions
in order to focus on the task at hand.
This kind of philosophy is translatable to many different spheres of life and is often a major contributing factor to relieving stress.
Due to the goal setting, positive encouragement and respect for values that are part of Karate training,
the greatest benefit usually reported by Karate students is greater self-confidence.
You become more comfortable in all situations – whether you're in danger or simply doing a task that takes you beyond your comfort zone —
and you'll discover you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
And, last but not least, the increased ability to protect yourself in case of physical confrontation.