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Karate and Diet

Another article from Goodin Sensei that actually relates to me, do read it here. I started working for my new company about two months ago. I usually have problem to keep my eyes open when I have to read a lot or maybe do nothing. It’s the case in my new company. I have to read a lot of product references to get a good understanding of the products. As a new guy, I don’t want to be caught asleep in my first few days, so I started drinking coffee again after stopping for quite long. It makes me awake during the day, but the impact was actually very bad to my body and my karate training. I have a bad stomach that can’t really stand absorbing too much coffee. The first two weeks wasn’t that bad, but gradually I started feeling very tired even if I don’t really do anything, I can’t really have a good sleep also, and the worse is my stamina, two weeks ago I almost fainted during the training. I was very much awake, but my breathing was heavy and I was just going through the motion without much energy left. After the incident, I decided to stop drinking gradually. This week I haven’t drink any and I can really feel it in my training. I wasn’t aware that coffee affects my metabolism that much, I was only thinking that it might be because of my new job, but even resting wouldn’t make me recovered. Relating to Goodin Sensei’s article, I wholeheartedly agree with him. Even if we train so hard and regularly, bad diet will not bring us anything. I’m happy that I found the problem, but there’s one thing I found on that day I almost fainted. When I just go through the motion, without power, I was struggling at the beginning when we did sandan-gi. Because I can’t use power to parry the punches coming at me, I have to execute the uke-waza as perfect as I can. In the end, I realized that I tend to do small shortcuts that actually very essential in the technique, but it is actually  something very important not to skip that part and execute it properly. It wasn’t feel great that day, but I gain something important from that experience. I don’t really want to feel it(almost fainting) again, but I definitely will use it as a reminder and reference.


May 22, 2008 - Posted by | Karate, Martial Arts | , , , , ,


  1. Lengthiness says : I absolutely agree with this !

    Comment by lengthiness | June 4, 2008 | Reply

  2. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Badminton!

    Comment by Badminton | June 20, 2008 | Reply

  3. hahaha… maybe it’s because I was adding that last bit to the post last time. It looks a bit out of context, but the point of the last bit is: when we don’t have energy/power/muscles /physical advantages, good technique and solid basic is very essential. The main point of the article is of course about diet itself 😀

    Welcome Lengthiness and Badminton, nice to have you here!

    Comment by fuermischung | June 24, 2008 | Reply

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