Plyometrics Exercises Overview

Plyometric drills are a great way for any Karateka to exercise a quick and powerful lift off. This is essential for Kumite as well as for Kata. Explosive leg power makes us fast, powerful and dynamic.
Plyometrics are also a great exercise to train deceleration (eccentric moves). This is very important to prevent injuries since injuries rarely occur in the take off (or concentric) phase of a move. Knowing how to stop our body or the momentum we have created is essential to prevent injuries and to stay in the game longer.