Karate As We Age - Part 2 of 6 - Joint Alignments (Take Pressure Of Your Joints)

Correct alignment of your joints is important at any stage of your training, but even more so as we get older. It is often taught that we should push our knees out to the side, supposedly for stability. However, this puts lateral pressure on your knee joints, which will damage them over time! These teachings also fail to take full advantage of the body’s natural power line for pushing forward, losing power in all of your techniques. So learning the correct alignments will make your stances more comfortable, more effective and help take the pressure of any damaged joints.

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Karate As We Age - PART 1 OF 6: Main Threat To Older People

Karate/martial arts training should change as we get older. As our bodies change, so should the way we train! This was always the Chinese and Okinawan way. However, Japanese & Korean martial arts tend to take a one-size-fits-all approach, which is not only non-productive but can also damage your bodies, especially as we get older. This is the first part of a 6 interlocking video playlist covering a range of subjects to do with training as you get older, looking at the main threat that older people face!


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