We often get asked – “Can Karate work in a real fight?”. While karate isn’t a street fighting martial art like Krav Maga or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; there are various aspects of karate that can definitely come in use, should you find yourself in a street fight. We’ve taken a look at three aspects of doing karate that will help you if you find yourself in a street fight.
1. Karate Helps Build Self – Confidence
Training in class lets you know how you’ll react in a real fight. You gain an awareness of your body and its preferred movement in a flight. Aside from your own body reaction, you’ll also gain an insight into various telltale signs from a potential attacker. How will they attack? When will they attack? Will they even attack?
All of this can be gained from fighting in a controlled environment, which will give you greater confidence should you find yourself in a real fight.
2. Karate Helps Your Defence Become Automatic
Constant repetition of movements, from punching, kicking and blocking all helps build muscle memory. So when in a situation where you may need to defend yourself, you’ll spend less time thinking about what you need to do, and just react. Considering that most street flights only last a couple of seconds; a quick reaction can be the difference between winning or losing a street flight.
3. Karate Helps Build Muscle and Speed
Repetitive kicks and punches build up muscle and increase speed. We’re not talking body builder muscle, rather your body will become equally stronger and faster. Two major advantages if you ever find yourself in a street fight.
Interested in Trying Out Karate For Yourself?
If you’re interested in trying karate, be it for self-defence, fitness or simply just to try something new. Why not get in contact with us today. Remember the first class is free!