Did you know that you can get into great shape and learn to defend yourself at the same time? All you need to do is take classes at a Travis Lutter karate training in Fort Worth Tx. Karate has been gaining in popularity both as a way to learn self defense and a way to get your body in great shape. Starting back in the 1970’s when martial art movies could be seen everywhere, studying Karate started getting popular. Studying Karate In Fort Worth Tx can be approached in several ways. The first is to learn to defend yourself. Second is as an excellent exercise. Some will study Karate as an art form and some study as a sport that they can compete in. When you begin your Karate In Fort Worth Tx training you will learn that the training comes in 3 parts, named Kihon, Kata and Kumite. Kihon or fundamentals teach the student the basic stances, body positions, proper breathing, basic punching, kicking and blocking. Depending on the style you are learning, the fundamentals or Kihon will differ. You will need to master the basics before moving to the next part that will consist of movement sequences that represent both defensive and offensive postures. You will then start learning Katas. Katas are standard punching, kicking and blocking movements that you will use in fighting. Training in Katas will be for both lower fighting and high fighting techniques. As you build your strength and learn to demonstrate the various Katas, you will start on the next part named Kumite, this is sparing with other students that are at the same level of training that you are. With slow interaction, using the Katas you learned, you learn how they apply to fighting and how to defend against each striking movement. Your progress in karate in Fort Worth Tx will be shown with the awarding of different colored belts, the black belt is the top ranking just as the white belt ranks you as a beginner.
As your sparing skills improve you will be ready to think about competing with students from other Martial Arts Schools. Whether you want to compete or not, you will be in great shape and have the training you need to be able to defend yourself if you’re ever attacked.