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Doctor insights on: Goju Ryu Karate

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Would taking karate lessons improve my self-defense abilities?

Would taking karate lessons improve my self-defense abilities?

Yes: karate will help to develop your strength and balance, and teach you good form so that you don't injure yourself doing a punch or kick. If you are ONLY interested in self defense, then a martial art that is more street oriented may be of more help. For instance, krav maga and Jeet kune do train wearing shoes and not in bare feet. It is only for self defense and not for tournaments. ...Read more

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What exercises or training can I do to improve my speed when I do karate?

What exercises or training can I do to improve my speed when I do karate?

Train for power: You should be training for power/explosiveness. Usually this is done with olympic lifts like the clean and snatch. Plyometics can be helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do to help heal a broken rib from karate?

Rest: Rib injuries are pretty common in karate and MMA. Initially you may want to ice the sore ribs for 20 min at a time the first 3 days - most important time is right after the injury to limit swelling and bleeding. After that, it just takes time. We no longer recommend wrapping the chest with compression wraps because it will prevent you from taking full breaths and increase your risk of pneumonia ...Read more

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Is it true that girls who do karate might lose their verginity during a strong hit ?

Not technically: It is possible for a small tear of the hymen, however this will usually heal as long as there is no further trauma. There are groin protectors that women can wear if this is a big concern. Groin strikes are illegal in tournaments for both sexes, but accidents can happen so it is "possible". ...Read more

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I have an iliopsoas snapping that is painful since the past 1.5 yrs. Could it be a martial art (karate) injury due to repetitive falls?

I have an iliopsoas snapping that is painful since the past 1.5 yrs. Could it be a martial art (karate) injury due to repetitive falls?

Possibly: There are many possibilities why internal( iliopsoas) snapping hip begins.Some are anatomic or related to trauma or sports ( most common). Sometimes orthopedic surgeons who treat both types of 'snapping hip' syndrome commonly just don't know why it begins...Try to see a specialist who is comfortable treating your condition . Best of luck! ...Read more

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Karate with femoral anteversion, is this okay?

Should be OK: I do not see any probelm with Karate and femoral antebersion. Good luck. ...Read more

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When after an inguinal surgery can I begin training in karate to get myself in shape?

Depends: The final say is your surgeon's. As a rule, i allow my laparoscopic hernia repair patients to begin full activity, including sports and weight lifting, in as little as 8 days. All depends on the site and technique. An open repair would have to wait 2-3 weeks - again based on site and technique. Good luck. ...Read more

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I do karate, so have to kick alot and recently ive been feeling when i kick my ankle clicks and starts to pain?

I do karate, so have to kick alot and recently ive been feeling when i kick my ankle clicks and starts to pain?

Can the Kick.: It's probably time to have your ankle evaluated. Clicking associated with pain could be the start of some developing issues with the ankle. I would reconsider the aggressive kicking until any concerns with the ankle can be ruled in or out. ...Read more

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My kid is 6years old. He has started learning karate. Does it effect on his height growth. Someone told me if he does karate his height will be short.

My kid is 6years old. He has started learning karate. Does it effect on his height growth. Someone told me if he does karate his height will be short.

Karate: Karate is a good sport. It does not affect the height negatively. It is a very good trainind to the body and the mind. It teaches kids to follow rules and orders and self control. ...Read more

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How many calories are you burn when doing karate?

How many calories are you burn when doing karate?

Depends: Depends on a lot of factors, like how many minutes of warmup exercises do you do (pushups, sit-ups etc) and how much time is spent in kata/forms vx kumite/sparring. Not every class will burn the same amount of calories either - depends on what is being taught. Kicks burn more calories than punches. Throws burn more calories than kicks (unless it is a jumping kick). ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of a migraine before karate?

What are some ways to get rid of a migraine before karate?

Wise idea: The most commonly used med to stop migraine headache is a triptan (includes imitrex, maxalt, zomig, frova, (frovatriptan) relpax) if taken within the first 60-90 minutes after headache onset, but an ergotamine might work well also. Otc dolovent may be of value. 100% oxygen sometimes helps. Your doctor could guide choices. ...Read more

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Is it possible to gain muscle mass and do karate at the same time?

Is it possible to gain muscle mass and do karate at the same time?

Yes, but....: you might not want to gain too much muscle mass unless you are really on the thin side. Karate is a sport that relies on quickness, fast reflexes and flexibility. Gaining too much muscle mass can sometimes get in the way of that. A little muscle mass is okay, but don't overdo it! If you look at most the UFC champions they are not huge guys that you would see on the cover of a muscle magazine! ...Read more

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What to do if I have mild arthritis in my hip should I continue with karate?

What to do if I have mild arthritis in my hip should I continue with karate?

Arthritis Activity: Continued activity is fine even in the presence of arthritis if you are having pain with activity you should consider treatment options that would eliminate arthritis pain and improve function. Options based on your symptoms and x-rays are best discussed with an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long after an inguinal surgery is it safe for to begin training in karate to get myself in shape?

How long after an inguinal surgery is it safe for to begin training in karate to get myself in shape?

Ask your doctor : I would ask your doctor that question directly, but in general i tell my patients to avoid vigorous or weight-lifting activity for 6 weeks. If your inguinal surgery was relatively minor (for example, only skin deep) then your doctor may feel a quicker return to activity is ok. ...Read more

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My friend punched in the collarbone during karate sparrings and it's hurting X-rays required or not?

Clavicle injury: An xray is a great starting point to determine whether or not there is a fracture (break) of the bone. Additionally, a physical exam by an Orthopaedic surgeon will prove valuable to check for sprains of the joints surrounding the collar bone. ...Read more