Karate training combines a mix of low intensity exercises (stationery basics, breath relevant kata, partner block and counter scenarios) and high intensity work (timed pad drills, full speed kata, sparring, etc.) for an all-around fitness regiment.
This kind of exercise training adapts to the cellular structure of muscles fibers (slow-twitch, fast-twitch) which enables you to increase your endurance. “Journal of Physiology,” posted a study where people participated in ‘mix’ interval program for eight weeks and the results showed that they had doubled the length of time they could ride a bicycle while keeping the same pace.
Our Northern Karate® training involves; careful warm-ups, low intensity movement that progress in intensity as the body and mind are ready for more (in a real dojo, you compete with yourself). Amazing work out, that is not just fitness conscious, but martial based (self defense is always paramount), and of course… safety-minded. No bravado, real fitness / martial program should last a lifetime.