Tips on Summer Training Sessions

Summer in Durban always presents a challenge for karateka. It’s usually unbearably hot, humid and extremely tiring when in the dojo. Here are some tips on how to bear the heat and #KarateOn.

  1. Stay hydrated. Carry lots of water with you to your training session. There will be regular breaks during the lesson, and you should use this time to cool down, get hydrated and ready to continue.
  2. Carry a sweat towel. Using a towel to dry-off between sessions is hygenic and can help cool you down during the session.
  3. Don’t train if you’re ill. If you have flu-like symptoms or are unwell, we advise you to take a break from the day’s training. Training whilst unwell will stress your body and mind, and is certainly not conducive to a productive session of karate for you.
  4. Step outside if you’re feeling faint. If you’re experiencing dizziness, we advise you to immediately step outside for fresh air. Your instructor or fellow students will be more than happy to assist you.
  5. Eat light. Non-greasy, light meals taken a minimum of 90 minutes before the start of a session will ensure you feel comfortable during the session.

Have any more tips on how to manage training in humid conditions? Leave a comment below. We look forward to welcoming you to our dojos soon!

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