FITNESS AND SPORTS CONDITIONING
KIMURA SHUKOKAI KARATE SURREY
Defined in physical education terms as those qualities that provide the individual with the ability to successfully participate in sporting activities. The fundamental components of skill related fitness are speed, coordination, agility, power and balance. In addition to that definition of general fitness, martial artists, sportsman, women and children of all styles and codes of sport must add the qualities of flexibility, perception, accuracy, timing, endurance and mental conditioning. Development of these eleven attributes characterizes a balanced training plan for martial artists of all styles. When you are in good physical condition, learning new skills is easier. If you have to learn and get in shape at the same time, you are working twice as hard as the fit athlete.