More and more people are realizing that they can learn karate without having to attend a regular karate school.
How To learn Karate At Home
I now have lots of students around the world, many of which I am now good friends with, thanks to live zoom karate classes! Who would have thought a few years ago :)
We are also about to launch 'one on one' live zoom karate classes. I am really excited about these, as the speed of a persons progression increases dramatically.
We have been holding a few private lessons to iron out any technical issues and the best way to hold the one on one karate classes.
It is possible to learn karate at home! If you are unable to attend a local karate Dojo (training hall), or you are just too busy, then learning karate at home with the help of video tutorials is the next best thing.
Karate is an incredible and fascinating art form that has developed over thousands of years. Karate fully developed on the island of Okinawa, then spread around the world, giving us the karate we have today.
There are thousands of people asking how to learn karate at home every day, there are thousands of people, young and old, starting to learn karate for the first time. In the past the only way was to attend a professional Karate school, but with our incredible advancements in technology, it is now possible for anyone to learn karate, as long as they have an internet connection.
Classes usually start with a warm up, followed by a full body stretch. This alone is great for health and well being, keeping the body soft and supple is a fantastic thing, especially in your later years.
Next in a typical class will come basic karate techniques (kihon), blocking, punching, kicking, etc. These are practiced on the spot, or stepping forward, back and even at different angles in the many varied karate stances (dachi). These are the moves you will be able to practice karate at home and start to understand karatedo (the way of karate).
How To learn karate At Home
So karate practice has the warm up and stretch first, then basic karate techniques (kihon), then next comes sparring (kumite). Now the word sparring is used loosely in karate because it usually means anytime you partner up to practice karate techniques. For example, you may partner up to practice a wrist grab and escape, this will be called kumite or sparring in the dojo (training hall). And now with online training, we also use the word kumite for people practicing at home on their own. This being said, ultimately, all karateka (someone who practices karate) need to partner up to practice their techniques.
In many karate Dojo, after the warm up, basics and sparring, kata (forms) is practiced. Kata is a sequence of karate moves including, punches, kicks, strikes, jumps, spins, etc, that are strung together in a particular order, to create a pattern of techniques, similar to the gymnastics floor display.
To explain kata fully will need an article all on it’s own, but to me kata is the most important element of karatedo (the way of karate). They say, kumite is the spirit of karate, but kata is the soul! And I agree.
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So if you are looking at how to learn karate at home, I wish you luck and urge you to practice well and more importantly ENJOY your karate.
Good luck with your journey in the wonderful world that is karatedo!
Great care should be taken when practicing karate moves, if practiced incorrectly they may cause injury,
so please find a qualified instructor and sign up for their karate classes, online or off.
The best place to start is working on karate training at home for beginners and this would involve an easy to follow, step by step home training program, that would give you a full understanding of the basic karate fundamentals.
Once you have the fundamentals correct, progressing in karate can be very fast.
The mistake people make when they first discover how to learn karate at home, is they do not work on the basic fundamentals enough and instead, try and rush to the more advanced karate. But what they need to know is without a good strong base foundation, they will not be able to do the advanced karate.