HOW TO DO KARATE AT HOME - FOR BEGINNERS & ADVANCED
Due to the numerous problems that each person faces on a daily basis, it is extremely difficult to attend all karate lessons without missing any.
Have you ever heard the saying:
“If the mountain does not come to Muhammad, Muhammad goes to the mountain”?
Well… this is our situation!
This article will show you how to do karate at home in the best way possible, for both a white belt and a black belt.
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Is it possible to do karate at home?
Let’s immediately clear up one of the main doubts: Yes, it is possible to do karate at home.
Those who have a garden or an open space (or garage) will obviously have more options than those who only have a square or a strip in their bedroom.
Focus as much as you can and let’s see how to find or create the most suitable area inside the house. The only thing limiting the imagination are the limits of your will.
Find or create the most suitable area inside the house
First of all, let’s have a look at how to arrange your home to find the ideal space for those who do not have a garden or open space.
Now, let’s distinguish the two types of areas that will serve as the bases for the various exercises you will perform:
– Longitudinal: When training in this kind of space, it is best to use long karate moves like advancements in zenkutsu dachi, pushes, jumps etc
– Quadrangular: In this type of space, which can also be 2 m², choose static movements like reinforcing the basic stances, using the hip on basic techniques, basics of karate etc.
Now, become your own architect and analyze each room of your house:
Is there the possibility to move a table or a bed that is in the middle of the room? Well, do it and you will have found your training space.
Schedule your training goals
It’s time to organize and plan your workouts now that you’ve found your space.
We will distinguish two types of scheduling, one for beginners and one for advanced karatekas.
First and foremost, you must learn the fundamentals. After watching some YouTube videos or reading some articles on how to start learning karate, plan each workout with the following goals in mind:
– Understand the main stances
– master the main blocks
– master the main attacks
– Combine saves, stances, and punches, then repeat x50,x100,x200 times.
To define your goals in a smart way, you can also join an online community of karate practitioners.
We recommend @karate on reddit, here you will receive assistance with all your doubts very quickly.
For those at an higher level, home training should be used to improve the weak points encountered during karate classes.
First of all, make a list of everything that your master has told you to improve on or anything that makes you feel nervous during the performance.
Once you have the list, start planning how to solve the problem.
Can’t find a solution?
We also recommend to you to join an online community of karate practitioners, from our personal experience we think the best one at the moment is @karate on reddit.
Now that you have the list, all you have to do is train yourself to solve it.
With the advent of the internet, one of the best inventions made in the field of karate are training videos and private lessons (often for free) online.
These videos are ideal for those who lack the ability to structure a workout due to a lack of sports training.
When you search on YouTube, you will come across many very experienced people who will be able to provide you with numerous ideas to take inspiration from in order to improve yourself.
Private lessons are unquestionably the best way to progress because an instructor will be completely focused on you with a program designed on your needs. There is no group; there is only you and your teacher.
This type of training became very popular during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially among those who compete in sports, because many elite athletes are making their time available to share their knowledge with emerging athletes.
How do I know which option is best for me?
For those who are just starting out and just want to learn karate at home, we recommend watching the free videos available online.
To begin, this is fine because you must become familiar with the martial art’s fundamentals: punches, kicks, stances etc
Once you have achieved a certain level of knowledge, you can evaluate a personalized path with an instructor.
For those who are advanced, if we should choose between training by ourselves (spending a lot of time looking for the right videos) or being followed by an expert who will guide us on without having to waste time, we would certainly choose the second option.
The reason for this choice is that an expert, after carefully evaluating your situation and shortcomings, will undoubtedly be able to provide you with the right tips suited to you, which is difficult to achieve with free videos found online because they have a broad audience, and the risk is that you will spend time following advice that may not benefit you.
In this article we have analyzed the best tips for practicing karate at home in the best possible way.
You just have to find your space and train!
P.S. Remember that time is the best form of money, and you should spend it wisely.