Karate is one of the most popular martial arts practiced in the world today and the benefits of karate training are numerous. If you visit many karate web sites you’ll see most talk about benefits such as fitness, confidence, self defence etc . . . it’s almost like we’re all working off the same script however they are true! Yes, not everyone will gain all benefits but collectively we see and hear the wonderful things that karate training has helped people achieve.
Karate training embraces highly dynamic movements using speed and power yet also combines slower, more graceful flowing moves involving skeletal control and applied muscular tension and all this results in a complete body workout using a great number of the body’s muscles, joints and organs that cannot be gained from most physical exercise regimes.
These are just a few benefits of karate training. Make no mistake you can and will achieve some or all of these plus a number of others BUT you only get out what you put in. That sounds a bit cliched but Shotokan Karate training is a strong, disciplined art and if you don’t put in the effort – train regularly, commit to hard training and focus – you’ll achieve very little.