• By: Pedro Candeias
  • Date: 09/02/2017

THE ROLE OF DYNAMIC STRETCHING IN KARATE

Do you know how to define Dynamic Stretching? And when you should, or not, use it in your Karate classes?

 

After a long period without writing on our Blog, we’re back for a very short article directly from Karate Science PRO…

 

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Let’s talk about Dynamic Stretching…

 

When should you (or shouldn’t ) use Dynamic Stretching?

 

Dynamic Stretching has 3 great benefits for Karate:

  1. To Warm-up
  2. Potentiates muscle performance in terms of power, strength, and speed
  3. To maintain the levels of Flexibility during a period of the season where Range-of-Motion is not the priority

 

It’s also effective to improve Flexibility levels in children and adolescents…

 

BUT…

 

 

If you want to increase the levels of Flexibility in adult Karateka, this is not the best method!

 

What is Dynamic Stretching?

 

Dynamic Stretching – involves the execution of controlled movement throughout the Range-of-Motion of each Karateka.

 

Some trainers include Ballistic Stretching in this group, but we prefer to separate them…

 

Why?

 

Because both have movement, but in very different ways. Ballistic Stretching involves a fast and explosive movement!

 

You can easily see it in the videos below…

 

DYNAMIC STRETCHING EXAMPLE

 

 

BALLISTIC STRETCHING EXAMPLES

 

 

General Guidelines for Training

 

 

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