If you want to feel better, have more energy, and perhaps even live longer, consider the health benefits of karate training. The benefits are here for the taking regardless of age or physical ability. Karate training provides exercise on a consistent and regular basis, which helps to control weight, combat disease, regulate mood, increase energy, and more. Wow, that’s a tall order, right? But exercise does deliver on those things and more. The problem is not so much the exercise itself as it is the motivation to exercise regularly. Karate is great fun, is of great value for many reasons, and regular exercise comes along incidentally with the whole package.
I had gone to ‘regular’ gyms off and on for years. I thought I knew what a workout was until I started training here. By far, this is one of the most intense workouts a person will have, yet at the same time, it is fun and not ever boring. I have become 30+ lbs. lighter and have not felt this good physically in a long time.”
Karate practice consists of strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility training. But that’s just one side of karate’s health benefits. Karate can have a terrific positive effect on a practitioner’s mental health and well-being. Karate practice is a great source of stress reduction. The total focus and effort required by hard physical training necessitates that the mind let go of anything else. This “letting go” is a great relief. The more we experience this effect through our training, the better we become at accomplishing this feat at will. Even for children, karate practice can be a welcomed, health, and safe outlet for emotional stress.