Karatekas #StayActive: Female Kumite +68kg edition

2020-05-14

Karatekas #StayActive: Female Kumite +68kg edition

Let us show you the best karatekas in the world in action as they are trying to maintain form and fitness in these difficult times. First-class Karate athletes continue inspiring us to stay active and stay strong during these unprecedented moments. In this new episode of karatekas #StayActive, we review the category of Female Kumite +68kg. 

Let us show you the best karatekas in the world in action as they are trying to maintain form and fitness in these difficult times. First-class Karate athletes continue inspiring us to stay active and stay strong during these unprecedented moments. In this new episode of karatekas #StayActive, we review the category of Female Kumite +68kg.

AYUMI UEKUSA DOING HER BEST TO STAY ON TOP FORM

Now that gyms are closed in most countries, it is difficult to keep the right state of mind to continue exercising. We need all our resources at hand to stay fit. And we need to maximise the time we devote to training. Take Ayumi Uekusa of Japan, for instance. The current Grand Winner of the category does not waste time and make the most of her workouts. Do you think she could compete in Karate AND cycling at the Olympics?

Ayumi Uekusa on Instagram

ELENI CHATZILIADOU’S KARATE ROUTINE

Training is obviously easier when you have your coach nearby. For World champion Eleni Chatziliadou of Greece, it is even easier since her coach is her father. It means that she can have the best help when it comes to continue her progression. It also shows how deep Karate runs in her family. In this video, the current World title-holder and European Championships runner-up shows us a set of routines that we can perform with limited space.



Eleni Chatziliadou on Instagram

TITTA KEINANEN MIXES KARATE AND YOGA

We have seen in previous episodes of “Karatekas #StayActive” that some of our top athletes are using the lock down to try new disciplines. For some, it is also the time to show their outstanding skills. Finland’s Titta Keinanen demonstrates in this video that she is not only one of the best competitors of the category. She is also an accomplished “yogi”. And she gives us a very compelling argument about the importance of breathing correctly.

“Sometimes it feels like I haven’t even learned to breathe properly even at the age of 26. I have always tended to hyperventilation and somehow, I often forget to breathe in workouts. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, but morning yoga really helped me to keep hyperventilation under control even during rigorous workouts,” the current European Championships bronze medallists says in her post.



Follow Titta Keinanen on Instagram

MARIA TORRES TESTS OUR PUNCHING SKILLS WITH THE “PUNCHALLENGE”

How good and fast can you punch? Spain’s Maria Torres is showing us a fun way to test our punching skills with the “Punchallenge”. Who says that training is boring? Try this challenge and follow Maria’s recommendations: “Since most of you may not have a partner to do this challenge with, you can ‘shadow-box’, or even better, use a punching bag,” said the two-time Word Underage Championships bronze medallist.



Maria Torres on Instagram

CAN YOU BEAT OMAIRA MOLINA IN HER “KARATE CHALLENGE”?

If you don’t like punching so much, or if you want to try your skills in other ways, Omaira Molina of Venezuela challenges you to a very different -more complicated for some- test. Try to perform at least 30 kicks in a row and you will have mastered Omaira’s “Karate Challenge”. In the video, the Venezuelan karateka who is the current PKF Championships runner-up shows her kicking abilities. Can you match her skills?



Omaira Molina on Instagram

 

 
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