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Karate Lifestyle

Karate lifestyle? Is there any karate inspired lifestyle? Is it a new hip and trendy haute couture? I’m not too sure about other people, but for me, karate lifestyle is a lifestyle that centers around my karate practice. A lifestyle to make my karate better, stronger, more applicable and practical. The point is to breathe, think, eat, work, exercise, sleep and dream about karate. Why should it be you might asked? Well, it’s definitely because I LOVE and ENJOY karate very much. Because of it, I want to make my karate better. The easiest way is to live the karate life.

Of course I can’t really train for more than 8 hours a day, always wearing an iron sandal everywhere, bringing a heavyweight on my shoulders and challenging local thugs(whoopsss). I’m talking about improving my karate, not only from karate practice, but also from other aspects of life. A lot of things can be done in our daily routines that can help to improve our karate. Good breathing helps a lot. A lot of people can’t breathe properly. Without proper breathing, our physics will be weaker, and in return, our karate will be weaker also. Think karate? This one is quite easy. Someone who loves karate easily thinks about karate even at work πŸ˜‰ That’s why I’m also working for karate besides for my living. Why? Because sometimes karate requires capital. My private training room requires money, an overseas training requires money, as well as my monthly dojo dues and those karate seminars. Sleeping and dreaming? This is a MUST πŸ™‚

Ok, how about eat for karate? This is one of the most important one, but very difficult to do. I really like to eat anything, specially meat. Recently I ate too much and I think I have gained a couple of kilos(I haven’t measure my weight though). I only realized it today, when I trained on my own. My stamina has been awful for the last three weeks, which I thought was because of my busy schedule in the office. But today I realized that my weight must have been increased. That’s why I need to control myself better and I also promised myself to do more cardio training. This is another difficult part since I don’t really like this type of training. But with lousy stamina, it really hinders my training. If I want to maximize my training, I must start running, skipping and doing some other cardio exercises. These training are not karate training, but it really supports my karate, that’s why I’m willing to do it.

It might be weird for someone that doesn’t do karate or other martial art to incorporate the art to our lives, but it is only logical to do anything for someone/something you love right? My karate lifestyle can only be considered as a minor addition to my daily life, but I have seen people that really loves karate, without any words being said, can be seen that they really live a karate lifestyle that has been integrated a lot with their daily life. That’s why their karate are excellent.

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February 12, 2009 - Posted by | Karate, Martial Arts | ,

8 Comments »

  1. What I have learnt from your post is that you have opened the door to the budo path!

    Welcome my friend.

    Comment by Kyu | February 14, 2009 | Reply

    • Onegaishimasu Kyu,
      Thanks for visiting. I surely hope I can stay within the path, which is hard, rigorous and needs a lot of discipline and dedication.

      Comment by fuermischung | February 16, 2009 | Reply

  2. Just passing by.Btw, your website have great content!

    Comment by Mike | March 1, 2009 | Reply

  3. I admire your dedication. It is so easy to be distracted with work, relationships, financial problems etc. Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

    Comment by Charlie Wildish | May 24, 2010 | Reply

  4. In my opinion, once a person enters into the world of martial arts, it immediately becomes their lifestyle. It’s refreshing to hear of someone who is fully emerged in martial arts. I would certainly recommend trying out Kung Fu at some time. In terms of mental training, this style is leaps ahead of Karate. I have done both styles (karate for 9 years) and so far, I have learned more in Kung fu in much less time. Keep on training.

    Comment by Steven S Atkinson | September 17, 2010 | Reply

  5. Steven, with all due respect, that depends on the instructor. I am primarily a Shotokan karateka who has moved around and trained at several different clubs. I’ve trined Wing Chun and Tai Chi as well. There are some Karate clubs that I would not especially recomend and others that I would very highly recommend (like the one I’me with now). It depends more on the instructor than the style.

    Comment by Charlie Wildish | October 4, 2010 | Reply

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    Comment by desdiamantssoustespieds | February 23, 2011 | Reply

  7. I do tend to agree that the instructor is more important than the style, but I am also aware that each practitioner needs to understand about their intention in practicing martial arts as well. In this case, it corresponds to the style or organization to a certain degree.

    Comment by fuermischung | July 12, 2011 | Reply


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