Martial Arts Physical Fitness – Instructions & Videos
These Black Belt Wiki fitness categories provide you with written and/or video instructions for a wide range of exercises and workouts. In turn, these exercise routines will help you to become a more powerful and better conditioned martial artist. Most martial artists strive to improve their physical fitness in order to have stronger punches & kicks, outlast opponents in the later rounds of a sparring match, overpower grappling opponents, etc.
All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting any stretching or exercise program.
Physical Fitness Sections – with written and video instructions
- Agility Training – Drills to improve your martial arts agility (i.e. how to avoid a strike).
- Balance Training
- Body Weight Exercises – Body weight exercises are strength & conditioning exercises that only use the weight of your own body. These exercises do not use any gym equipment (i.e. dumbbells). Perfect for home & dojo workouts.
- Calories & Martial Arts Training – A quick look at the calories burned during martial arts training and related physical activity.
- Conditioning Drills – These conditioning exercises are used to improve martial arts stamina so fighters can outlast their opponents in the later rounds of a sparring match.
- Foam Roller Exercises – Many athletes use foam roller exercises to reduce muscle tension, loosen muscle “knots” and help range of motion.
- “Functional” Strength Training – Exercises designed to mimic and enhance natural movements used in sports and martial arts.
- Hojo Undo – Supplementary strength & conditioning exercises used in Japanese martial arts, esp. Karate.
- Isometric Exercises
- Kettlebell Workouts
- Kicking Power – Drills & tips to improve your kicking power.
- Medicine Ball Workouts
- Plyometrics Training – Plyometric exercises are used to develop explosive power & quicker reactions.
- Punching Power – Drills & tips to improve your punching power.
- Reaction Drills – Drills to improve a martial artist’s reactive “quickness”.
- Speed Training
- Strength Training – This section includes traditional and modern martial arts strength training programs.
- Stretching – Stretching is used by martial arts to improve flexibility and reduce the potential for some training injuries.
- Warm Up Exercises
- Yoga – Many martial artists use yoga to improve their flexibility, balance and core strength.
Karate – Hojo Undo Strength Training
Shaolin Physical Fitness Training
Kyokushin Physical Fitness Training