Balance & Core Exercises
While we do have muscles that directly move our body or an object we also have many muscles that just help to either stabilize or decelerate us our an object. Often times these stabilizing muscles are not trained enough and can lead to injuries. Balance & stabilization training improves endurance of these muscles and can also make them smarter and teach them how and when to fire in a coordinated way. This is essential in any sports performance.
A good feeling for balance is fundamental for Kata as well as for Kumite. Any advantage over your opponent counts. Therefore you should always incorporate some balance and stabilization training into your workout. This is also a great way to keep kids’ classes fun while teaching them essential skills for their athletic career.