Learning karate at home is possible, but most people struggle!
It is very easy to get distracted when you are training by your self, you can easily find yourself day dreaming and thinking about all kinds of things, when you should be focused on your karate practice. Poor karate technique is a major problem, when trying to train at home. Not only can it hamper your progression in karate, it can also cause quite serious injury.
It is sometimes very hard to stay motivated, especially when you are the only person in your karate class! Without a good structure, trying to learn karate at home WILL be extremely difficult.
Here are six tips that will help you not only improve your karate, but also manage your time and keep you motivated.
Tip One: Secure a time period for karate practice and STICK to it!
Tip Two: Write down what you are going to practice, how many and at what speeds, then TICK them off as you
Tip Three: Turn your mobile phone, TV, computer off and DO NOT answer the door.
Tip Four: Film your home karate class, then grab a drink, sit back and compare to an experts online tutorial or
Tip Five: Keep your routine, if you are going to practice 7pm to 8pm every Tuesday, do not let a trip to the shops,
a walk, a game of tennis, etc, get in the way. Keep your karate time as YOUR time.
Tip Six: Finally. Put some cool tunes on, there is no better way to get motivated than listening to great music
that you love.
Trying to learn karate at home takes dedication and effort, but having a system like the one above, that you follow regularly, will make your progress in karate swift and most important of all, FUN!
If you are serious about how to learn karate at home, then you will need some quality video tutorials, books, audio, pdf's, etc. You will need to be very careful and at first, take things very slowly, film your karate techniques, then watch them back. Make sure your technique is good, before you go full speed.
Remember to warm up first and perform a good karate stretch. It is very easy to pull muscles, while practicing karate. If at all possible, I always encourage everyone to search out a fully qualified karate sensei and train at a professional karate dojo, if there is no way you can attend a dojo, then no one should be able to tell you that you cannot practice karate! I wish you luck on your martial arts journey and maybe one day our paths will cross. Ossu!