Karate has tons of benefits for the body and mind, keeping you in shape while relieving stress.
Many people have been inspired by Martial Arts Movies, Netflix Series, Youtube Videos, Karate's inclusion in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, and also from pop culture icons as well. Whether you want to learn Karate for self defense, for stress relief, weight loss, coordination or just personal development; there is no better time to start than now.
A lot of people over the age of 40 start asking this question because Karate seems like a kid's activity in modern society due to the overwhelming number of After School Programs available. You're never too old for Karate because there are so many aspects of it to enjoy. Karate moves can be practiced fast or slowly, and there are huge benefits to flexibility and proper breathing techniques that will improve your health.
Many people are afraid that they are going to join Karate and get hurt. If you enroll in a lot of sparring or kumite, this increases your chances of incurring injury even with the use of protective equipment. Accidents happen when fighting at full speed even with controlled techniques.
However, you can choose to practice sparring on the heavy bags or free standing punching bags to get your cardio and practice in without injury. There's also other aspects like Kihons and Kata that you can practice to sharpen your skills and coordination, improve your speed and reflexes, and strengthen your body.
Yes! We started building our online Karate program just before the pandemic arose, then it was crunch time to try and figure out the best way to teach a huge number of people Karate online. At first, we just had members from our organization that wanted to refresh on old material so we created the portal to access it. Then, we started receiving a huge number of new requests from people all over the world. We tried teaching live lessons, but timing was different for everyone and connections weren't optimal. There was a limit on how many people could interact in live video, and it became impractical to try and coach in real time.
The best method that we found was to create in depth instructional videos and host them on the website with lots of information.
This means that you can practice on your own schedule from anywhere in the world, Internet connection permitting.
It may be difficult to learn from video at first, and I agree that a coach in real life may be more effective. However, there are so many situations in which it's not feasible and Online is a must. Online Karate lessons are also a great way to get started with the basics for anyone who would like to have some Karate knowledge under their belt prior to joining a physical Karate school It can feel very frightening or discouraging to join and not know any martial arts when the rest of the class does. I felt like that when I first learned Judo!
In this list I highlighted two major issues that tend to hold people back from joining Karate or even continuing to achieve their black belt. A lot of people aren't able to join Karate due to the price or even the time needed each week.
Usually Classes are set at a specific time and if they aren't convenient to driving location, getting there after work can become an issue for many. Also, not everyone can afford in person Karate lessons because they are so expensive. We want to share the joy of Karate with tons of people around the world so we created an online program with free memberships and premium content at low prices to assist anyone learn at their own pace.
In a traditional Karate setting, the instructor dictates when you'll be able to learn the next techniques and Katas. When you choose to Learn Karate Online, you set your own pace and go as fast or slow as you'd like.
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About the Author:
Colton Woodard is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Kuniba Kai Karate Do and holds the title of Kyoshi as well. He loves to teach Karate, Kobudo, and Iaido and considers himself a lifetime student in pursuit of self improvement in both Martial Arts and in Character. Colton loves to visit Japan and speaks conversational Japanese and can write quite a few Kanji. He is a Karate competitor and coach and loves to exercise and make new memories with people all over the world.
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