Many people face the challenge of trying to get back into training, after taking time off. Whether they were black belts when they left or not, the issues all returning karate participants face are the same.
Who wants to get back into it?
In the Summertime it is easy to tell if you are putting enough effort into your karate training. Your body soaks with sweat. Your uniform starts to stick to you. You find yourself wiping your brow to get the stinging, salty water out of your eyes. Your stances start to become sloppy because your feet are sliding around on the floor. You are standing in a puddle of sweat.
The Workout .. returning back to karate training after an absence
This training session lasts about 20 minutes. That is plenty of training your first day back. One of the biggest mistakes people make is training too long during their first return workout. Being accustomed to longer, more strenuous workouts can leave our minds thinking we can do a lot more training than we can do safely. The dissonance between memory and body conditioning can be large. Stick to shorter workouts.