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Are there any drills that will improve all of my karate skills?

The combative art of karate involves many hours of selfless training as well as discipline. There are very few exercises or drills that will improve the mind-set, collective experience, and quick “karate” decision making skills needed for the competitive arena like actual sparring. Whether fighting at 10%, 50%, or 100% intensity, nothing will improve your combative prowess and warrior spirit like the fight itself. Try putting your skills to the test by sparring with a partner or teammate two to three days per week. Not only will sparring improve your karate-specific skills such as punching, kicks, elbow strikes, and escaping, it can provide adequate cardiorespiratory training depending on the intensity level with which you spar.

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