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The Need To Coordinate The Body And Mind For Karate Athletes

Both yoga and karate have Asian roots and helps in deriving respect, knowledge and discipline. People practising yoga find it easy to get accustomed to martial arts, and vice versa, because of the focus on both strength and techniques. The two art forms concentrate on the postures, movements of the hip and breathing. For the successful mastering of Karate, it is best to practice yoga with the help of custom yoga props from sites like, Dusky Leaf, Love My Mat, etc. You can also go through several Yoga training videos listed at, that show how using the right props for yoga can improve your postures and make your body flexible for Karate.

Karate and flexibility

Karate benefits in improving your posture and make your body flexible. Stretch your muscles and see the fluidity it gives to your joints. A versatile body can deliver punches and high kicks easily.

Karate and endurance

Practising Karate regularly will promote endurance. Warm up exercises and other strength exercises can help to improve the overall strength of the body. It gives your body an increase in strength and stamina. The breathing techniques help to make your body and mind more focused. It is believed that the samurais had zen focus when they went to the battlefield.

Karate and core strength
Core muscle strength improves through exercise. The foundation of kicks and punches are based on the muscle strength. Regular practice and a good diet can ensure the development of the muscle helping in blowing the right kicks and punches.

Karate and speedy recovery
The exercise and the techniques used during karate training help to maintain a strong and healthy body. The muscles relax after a hard day’s toil. With injuries being part of the trade, the body needs strength to recover from pains and aches. There healing exercises that can bring about the health benefits.

Karate and breathing
Breathing aids in promoting the blood flow and encourages muscle coordination. In karate, exhalation is the focus during the moment of impact. Exhalation during punch and kick can harden the body and improve the limb action. When the body is free of air, the freedom of motion is higher. The best effects are derived when yoga and karate are practised simultaneously.

Karate and postures
Karate also does have postures. The Kanku Dai where there is a skyward focus where the student has to inhale and exhale at the right positions during the workout needs. The breathing is timed, during inhalation, your arms are brought up and during exhale your arms are in the form of a sun shape.

Karate and hips
Karate is all about hip control. The power to kick and punch comes from the hip rotation. The combination of hip and leg strength is crucial in closing distances and quick movements. The holds and throws are all attributed to the hip rotation. The hip alignment is important to avoid back strain and targets the muscles and helps in breathing properly.

Practising Karate after fully understanding the importance of body movements can help to master the art quickly. The accuracy at which the techniques are practised is attributed to the proper positioning of the body.

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Mexico Suma Dos Bronce Medals In Jar Karate

COATZACOALCOS, VER., Nov. 27 – Mexican karate riders Arturo Enrique Estrada and Rubí Martínez had to settle for bronze in their respective categories when they fell in the semifinals of the Central American and Caribbean Games Veracruz 2014.

Estrada fell 4-2 In the semi-finals of the men’s 60 kg category against the Dominican Norberto Jeancarlos Sosa, in a battle dominated by the islander who dominated fast Mexican, because before two minutes already had the advantage, which never lost.

At the same time, Martinez, in the category of 55 kilos women, was clearly overcome by Colombian Stella Maris Urango 4-1, although it was a good start for the local league, connecting the first point, but the Colombian managed to get To the front with two points and a penalty for the local, Which left the final result.

Results until the moment of the tournament of karate (combat modality) of Veracruz 2014:

Female up to 50 kg:

O: Erumier Campos (COL)
P: Ana Josefa Villanueva (DOM)
B: Lilia Ines Angulo (COL), Cheili Carolina Gonzales (GUA)

Femenil up to 55 kilograms:

O: Stella Maris Urango (COL)
P: Leidi Isabel Leon (DOM)
B: Rubi Martínez (MEX), Ilce Sucely Díaz (GUA)

Men up to 60 kilograms:

O: Jovanni Martínez (COL)
P: Norberto Jeancarlos Sosa (DOM)
B: Arturo Enrique Estrada (MEX), Listmar Licea (CUB)

Male up to 67 kilograms:

O: Deivis Gabriel Ferreras (DOM)
P: Andrés Madera (VEN)
B: José Guillermo Ramírez (COL), Carlos Galán (ESA)

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Karate Female Team Wins Gold In The Kata Modality

Coatzacoalcos, Ver., Nov. 27 – On the first day of karate activities at the Central American and Caribbean Games Veracruz 2014, Mexico won its first gold medal through its women’s team, in the Kata specialty.

The judges awarded the five points in dispute for the national team formed by Xatzi Trujillo, Yaretzi Cuéllar and Rubí Martínez, whitening the Salvadorans, who settled for second place; The podium was completed by the triplets of Nicaragua and Guatemala.

The locals started their walk in Group B, just before El Salvador with the same result of 5-0, they later dispatched the Panamanians to join the semifinal where they gave the Guatemalan count without giving up any point.

The highest honor in this category preceded another pair of “tricolor” argentos metals, one through Trujillo, 21, who did not resist against Dominican Maria Dimitrova.

The other fell on the men’s bunch, thanks to the performance of Waldo Ramirez, who escaped the gold in his duel against the Venezuelan Antonio Diaz, who won by unanimous decision.

Results of the Veracruz 2014 karate tournament (Kata mode):

Women’s teams

O: Mexico
Q: El Salvador
B: Nicaragua and Guatemala Men’s


O: Costa Rica
Q: Nicaragua
B: Guatemala and El Salvador

Individual for women

O: Mary Diimitrova (DOM)
P: Xatzi Trujillo (MEX)
B: Elaine Martínez (VEN) and Elena Rivera (ESA)

Single manly

O: Antonio Díaz (VEN)
P: Waldo Ramírez (MEX)
B: Alejandro Paulino (PUR) and Guido Abdalla (GUA)

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