Welcome to Day Thirteen of The November 30/30 Challenge.
The activity highlight for today is Karate!
A lot of people wouldn't know this about me, but I used to do karate!
I only did it for about a year, long enough to do my first grading from white to yellow belt. I really enjoyed it and would have continued with it, had the company I trained with not changed management. The new owners were more about the money than anything else, and their standards really went by the wayside. It was a real shame too, as they trained at a school right at the end of my street, which was perfect for me!
Nevertheless, karate is a fantastic way to get fit! It is a martial art that is fast paced, involving lots of sharp arm and leg movements. It also involves the mind, by requiring lots of concentration.
Other benefits of Karate are:
Teaches self defence.
Full body workout.
Improves balance and co-ordination.
Promotes respect and courtesy.
I actually think the biggest bonus of all is getting to wear those spunky white pyjamas!
What do you think?
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Linking in with the gorgeous Jess and all the others for IBOT.