In the last post on what to expect when beginning Karate, we covered what it takes to begin Karate up to the point of walking through the doors of the Karate school for the first time. It was also mentioned that what the student does next will either make or break their martial arts journey to learn this fighting style called Karate.
So, next the student must develop and maintain a “Can Do” attitude. Yes, this sounds simple but the student needs to know that their goal is already done once they set their minds to do it. All they have to do know is go out and physically do the work and this will be that ‘can do’ attitude!
Karate has been defined as the ‘empty hand’ which means that it is a discipline to be learned through the body and not with external objects. It is important when in Karate that the student trains their body and more importantly to move in the way of ‘Karate’ not just go through the motions. So, Karate students get a lot of physical exercise, but there are other benefits of Karate besides just exercising. Some of the most common are:
- Gain Confidence
- Strengthen the Mind
- Gain Balance
- Learning Perseverance
In the next (3rd post out of 5) in our ‘Beginning Karate’ series we will go over why and ways to establish your goals. Like we said before a goal is something that is already accomplished once you set it, but there are way to get their faster and easier which we will cover in part 3.
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