First off, I've been training in karate for 4 months so far. I'm not professionally trained by certified instructors, but I'm trained by my dad who was a Shodan (1st degree BB) back in the day. He trains me as if it's kickboxing though like we don't really focus on kata or breaking boards. He said he might enroll me in a dojo sometime this summer. Also, if curious, I'm in my young teenage years.
5:30 AM 30 min jog
8:30-9:50 AM Gym time (dojo section)
-Warm up doing 4x2 min heavy bag
-He taught me a way to parry a reverse punch by grabbing the outside of the arm with your back hand at the same time sidestepping back at the same time putting your left arm under the attacking arm of the opponent and smashing your backfist into their face all in one motion. Sorry if I can't word it well, I'll probably try and get a video up.
-Repeatedly practiced single techniques then combos on the heavy bag (this took up the majority of the training)
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Nap
1:30-3:00 PM Home Training
-30 min Kihon (practicing the basic attacks and blocks in singles)
-30 min Combos
-30 min Kata
4:45-5:45 PM Strength & Endurance Training (bodyweight exercises)
-10 min jumprope
-Circuit of 40 Hindu Pushups followed by 75 crunches x 3 (1 min break inbetween each round). Christ the Hindu Pushups were hard as hell. I would struggle majorly at like 25 but to keep going I tell myself "If I can't make it to 40 without stopping, then 30 extra one arm pushups" (who can guess the reference)
-4,5,6 Pullups then 6,5,4 Chinups
-Circuit of 35 Squats followed by 10 vertical jumps x 3 (1 min inbetween each round). This wasn't too hard but it still put a burn in my legs.
-5 min break
-Circuit of 30 secs hanging from a pullup bar followed by 10 finger pushups x 3 (no break inbetween each round).
This is usually what my training days will be like during the summer
2:00-2:45 PM Swimming
Sunday, 6/14 REST
Current Weight: 149.8 lbs