Our Karate-specific conditioning programs have been created for the unique competitive needs of Karate athletes. These innovative programs have been born from our technical knowledge of speed and agility training as well as Coach Stratis’ experience as an elite Karate athlete. These programs have been tested and refined through years of training Karate athletes to excel at all levels of competition.
The Unique Demands of a Karate Athlete
Karate athletes require an extensive blend of skills and physical capabilities:
- Explosive acceleration
- Responsive deceleration
- Linear and lateral speed
- Aerobic capacity to endure multiple matches
- Lactic acid tolerance to endure the extended exertions of repeated katas or combinations in kumite
- Ability to recover quickly in between matches so they can execute at their highest level as they progress through the rounds.
Programs for All Levels
Champion Sports Performance has developed and refined Karate conditioning programs that build these skills while also instilling confidence in the athletes that comes from knowing that their mind and body are prepared for any scenario they will encounter in the ring.
From beginners to top ranked athletes in the world – and from children through senior competitors – our programs present appropriate progressions to help athletes grow and perform at their best.
Karate Conditioning For Your Team
Champion Sports Performance can create a customized training program to fit the needs of your team. Let us know your goals and requirements and we can deliver a progressive training program to guide all of your athletes through their competition season.
For a group ranging from 9 through 28 years old, and including beginner through elite levels, their average improvement in explosive speed and acceleration was over 12% during a 6-month training period.
That same group of beginner, intermediate, advanced and elite athletes, improved their speed endurance by over 15% during a 6-month training period. This allowed them to apply their improved speed for longer periods during competition with faster recovery.
For a group ranging from 9 through 28 years old, and including beginner through elite levels, their average improvement in explosive speed and acceleration was over 150% during a 6-month training period.
With reduced workloads during the offseason, intentional work was programmed to keep athletes from straying too far from their competitive peak levels of conditioning. Many returned the next season with improved strength and quickness, and on average returned within 3% of their competitive peak.