I have recently signed up for an adult karate class and I can’t be more pleased that I’ve done so. I’d like to share my experience and let other people know about why they should give this awesome sport a try. First, my disclaimer, I’m not in the medical field, and some people need to check with their doctor before they start any kind of exercise program, Karate is no exception to that.
Is Karate right for me?
Do you want to be able to protect yourself if you should find yourself in a threatening situation? Do you like to stay in shape? Do you need to relieve some stress? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, then Karate is right for you. My class currently meets only once a week and that fits in perfect with my busy schedule. It’s very important that you find a class that fits in with your schedule and you’ll be more apt to stick with it.
What will you learn in a beginning Karate class?
You will learn all the basics of self-defense. So far I’ve learned enough moves that if somebody were to attack me, I would be able to defend myself. We have already learned several punches, blocks, and kicks. In addition, we also do conditioning, which includes stretching, running, push-ups, and sit-ups. If you have let yourself go as you have gotten older and not been keeping in shape, these conditioning moves are a great way to really get your body moving again.
How can I find out if there are adult Karate classes in my town?
There are two ways to start your search. You can either Google “adult karate in **” or do it the old-fashioned way and check the Yellow Pages. After you find some karate schools that are of interest to you, I would also suggest visiting them to get a better feeling about the school, and see if they’re offering a free trial class. You can also check with your local rec center to see if they’re offering adult Karate classes, this is how I learned about my Karate class. I was very fortunate, the instructor who teaches my kids’ Karate class was also offering an adult class.
Will it cost a lot of money?
There are a lot of variables for this question. It really depends on where you take your classes. I know in this day and age we’re all trying to cut back on our cost of living, so this is a very important factor. You will pay more for a class that meets several times a week. Try and find a class that only meets once a week. Also, call around to a lot of different schools because prices will vary greatly from Karate school to Karate school. Finally, don’t forget to check with your local rec center, they may be offering classes, and it will be less expensive than going to a regular karate school.