Learn Karate Online: Important Questions to Ask Before Starting

If you have ever learned anything online there are pros and cons. The benefit of learning from anywhere and anytime is great, but requires motivation.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you decide to learn karate online:

Why am I learning karate online?
You should be inspired and motivated and willing to be consistent. The journey to black belt is never easy and will be even harder when training online. What is your motivation and does your inspiration tap into your core wants and needs rather than temporary needs? Are you someone who seeks to develop mentally and physically at all times?  Is it feasible to set aside time in your busy schedule to learn? Do you appreciate all aspects of martial arts or just what you see in action movies?

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What would you like to get out of learning karate online?
Some people join because they admire the art, some enjoy the health benefits, while others train to obtain the pride of getting a black belt. Depending on what you want, it is important to find a online martial arts program that is specific to your needs.

  • The Art of Martial Arts
    If you admire the art of martial arts, look for a program that teaches you katas and forms. These are choreographed routines that focus on correct technique.
  • Health Benefits
    Prioritizing health will require a program that promotes mental and physical wellness. Look for an online karate program that features drills and exercises that will get you sweating. It should also include exercises that allow you to exercise focus and discipline.
  • Black Belt
    If you want to work towards  a black belt, make sure your online karate program incorporates belt testing. Many programs now days include a series of dvds but no way of moving up in belt ranks. Some online martial arts programs even allow a belt testing program that will allow you to test whenever you are ready using your webcam or smart phone camera. This is a nice feature if you are looking to move up in ranks as soon as possible.

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Tips for Learning Karate at Home

Use Your Karate at Home Resources

What props do you have to enhance your karate at home experience? Practice correct technique by starting off slow and building up speed when you know your executing correctly. Use a chair or wall for assistance. Buy a punching bag or use a firm pillow to practice your strikes, punches, and kicks!

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Turn your Home into a Karate Dojo!
Get a large mirror so you can see yourself when practicing karate at home. This will help you to correct yourself. You can also record yourself using a webcam or smartphone camera if you do not have a large mirror. Reviewing your recording will help you to identify what you are doing wrong.

If you are learning from an online karate program, find ways to connect your technology to your large tv screen. Now days you can use something like Google Chromecast or Apple TV to wirelessly mirror what’s on your mobile devices onto the big screen. You can likely buy an adapter from your local technology store to connect the device directly into your TV via the HDMI port as well!

Prevent Injury by Warming Up!
The last thing you want to do is injury yourself while practicing karate at home! Karate develops both the body and mind, so it is important to prepare both. Make sure you warm up by taking at least 15 minutes to prepare your mind and body.

Start with Seiza to prepare your mind. Sit on your knees and close your eyes in complete silence for 2 minutes. Do this before and after practicing karate at home.

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Begin Preparing your Body!

Run in place for 3 minutes
Jumping Jacks for 3 minutes
20 – 30 push ups
30-40 sit-ups
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Why Online Martial Arts Does Not Work!

Many will argue that Online Martial Arts training does not work.

A dojo training experience is ideal, but what about for those who do not have access to a dojo, or maybe do not have the time to train at one daily? I would like to argue that online martial arts can be a great alternative solution if you pick the right program.

Reasons Why Many Online Martial Arts Programs Do Not Work:

Too Much Focus On Working Out Rather Than Correct Technique:
If you search Online Martial Arts on Youtube you will see many workout videos. Martial Arts is a fantastic way to get exercise, but that is only half of an effective martial arts program. You cannot get a black belt with conditioning alone. You need correct technique and a structured program! Unfortunately, correct technique is difficult to learn when you don’t have anyone in-person to assist you. An effective online martial arts program should allow you to connect with an instructor and get feedback for your progress. Many online martial arts programs incorporate online belt testing that requires you to record yourself using a webcam or smartphone/tablet camera. This is a key feature that should be in an effective martial arts program!

Not Enough Structure:
Martial Arts requires a lot of time and effort. You can only go so far watching a series of DVDs. A typical dojo experience requires you to learn and complete a series of steps to progress in belt rankings. For example, you have to learn fundamentals, assist new students, and take a written and physical test. When training martial arts online, look for a program that brings all elements of a dojo experience. Typically a training website or App is helpful as it will allow you to train from anywhere you have internet access. Key features like time tracking, ability to interact with an instructor or students can make a drastic difference! There should be a series of events that need to be completed before progressing.

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Learn Karate at Home By Yourself

IMG_7252.PNGLearning martial arts in a dojo is great but maybe you live a busy lifestyle or don’t live near a dojo. The advancement of technology makes learning karate by yourself possible!

Here are a few key features to look for in an effective karate at home program:

Personalized learning
Ask yourself what you need to effectively learn karate by yourself. Some people learn by reading while some learn by watching, and others learn by doing. As you look for online martial arts options, make sure it supports your ideal learning method. Additionally, what are the requirements? Do you need a DVD player? Internet? Computer? It is important to  train with a program where you can get feedback and improve, especially because you do not have the benefit of a nearby Sensei or instructor. A series of videos alone will not be helpful if you are practicing incorrectly. Look for a program that allows an instructor to see your form via webcam or recordings so you know how you can improve. 

Accountability
The benefit of learning karate at home is that you can learn at your own pace. The challenge is the ability to stay focused. Make sure your program motivates you to hold yourself accountable. Many online martial arts programs require you to schedule touch bases with an instructor/Sensei.  It is great if the program fosters a community that allows you to connect with other martial artists to hold each other accountable and grow together. Many dojos require higher belt ranked students to mentor or assist lower belt students in order to advance. Big bonus if your karate at home program adopts a similar method of learning and teaching.

Belt Testing
Karate wouldn’t be karate without the ability to eventually become a Black Belt. Check to see if your karate at home program incorporates belt testing. Whether it be testing via webcam, or connecting with a local dojo, make sure the program allows you to progress in belt rankings!

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Book a complementary online tour today to learn about InternetMartialArts.com:

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Learn Karate for Free with a Corporate Wellness Program

Many companies offer a corporate wellness program. A corporate wellness program allows for your job to pay for memberships and services associated with maintaining well being. Did you know that you may be able to learn karate for free, or at a lower cost with a corporate wellness program?

Typically you can reach out to the Human Resources department to see if you can get fitness reimbursement for your karate classes. Not only are gym memberships covered, you may even qualify to get reimbursed for programs geared towers learning and exercising at home!

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Book a complementary online tour today to learn about InternetMartialArts.com:

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The Essentials for Learning Karate at Home

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For this post we will look at ways to effectively learn karate at home by discussing the essentials needed in an online martial arts program.

Here are a few things you will need to address in order to effectively learn karate at home:

Essential #1: Detailed Training Instructions.
You can never over emphasize the details. There is a difference between an energetic martial arts video that shows an instructor kicking and punching with lightning speed and an online martial arts instructor that takes the time to go over details. Look for an online martial arts program that showcases the technique with speed, but also takes the time to slow things down and go over the details. You should also have the ability to communicate with the instructor via phone call, online messaging, or video chat.

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Essential #2: Ability to Interact.
Karate is best learned when you can train with someone else. When learning online, think about training together with someone else or look for an online karate program that has a mentor program. A mentor program requires advanced belt students to help new online karate students to progress. A good online program will allow you to connect with another martial artist to get feedback and share learns. Some online martial arts programs will even allow you to travel to the physical location of the martial arts studio to train in person or compete in tournaments as well.

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Why Learning Karate at Home is a Great Idea!

Convenient Location and Timesavings
According to wnyc.org, the average commute time to and from work is about an hour a day. Add in trips for errands and evening activities and time spent commuting can really add up. What could you do with an hour a day?  Learning Karate at home with online martial arts is great because it does not take a lot of time and effort to start training. Typically all you need is a computer, tablet, or smart phone, access to internet and the will to get going!

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Personalized Learning
Learning in large groups is not the most effective way to learn! Learning Karate at home with an online martial arts program allows you to stop, repeat, and proceed at your convenience. If you are having trouble with a technique, you can practice it for as long as you would like without getting left behind. If you are an advanced student, you don’t have to wait for others. Be sure to find a program that allows the instructor to see your progress. Whether it be through periodic video conferences, or videos you submit, it is important for an instructor to see you execute techniques and share feedback.

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Family Bonding
Busy lifestyles make it difficult to take time to connect with family. Learning Karate at home is a great family activity. Not only is it a great workout, but is a great way to develop confidence in children. You can teach leadership by allowing older children to mentor younger siblings. If a child is not listening, you can take away their belt until they behave. Most importantly, you can learn together!

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Book a complementary online tour today to learn about InternetMartialArts.com:

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