Are you looking for Karate gift ideas?
Today I’ve curated a list of 10 Karate holiday gift ideas for you. 🙂
These are perfect for Karate practitioners who strive to develop their mind, body and spirit in the pursuit of perfection.
I own everything on this list, so trust me…
Here we go:
1. Agility Ladder
Explosive footwork and speed is crucial for performance. That’s why the Agility Ladder is used by world-class combat athletes and sportsmen. Surprisingly, many Karate practitioners have not discovered this amazing tool yet! No matter if you’re a traditional or modern Karate practitioner, the Agility Ladder is useful. Get it here.
2. Training Journal
If I told you there was a dirt cheap tool that could boost your Karate like crazy, would you believe me? All you need is a training journal. After each Karate class, write down what went well, what went bad, what you can improve, and what you learnt. Gradually, this introspective process takes your Karate to new levels. Get it here.
3. The Seishin Gi
Silky smooth, sharp, snappy, stylish & incredibly comfortable. Used by Japanese and Okinawan masters, international champions and dedicated Karate Nerds worldwide. The 200+ 5-star customer reviews (!) says it all. Available in male, female, kids and black option. Free shipping worldwide. Get it here.
4. Wall Mount Makiwara
As a kid, I remember seeing old masters smash their makiwara, a traditional wooden striking post, in Okinawa. They had badass knuckles! All legendary Karate master used the makiwara. I recommend Shureido’s wall mount version. It can easily be installed and be removed, with good cushioning to protect your joints. Get it here.
5. Strength Training for Karate
It’s no secret that many Karate practitioners are held back by their physical limits. Strength Training for Karate is a progressive step-by-step resistance training program divided into 3 levels, specifically designed for Karate practitioners who want functional training to improve their Karate, strength and health. Download and put on USB for a great gift. Get it here.
6. Foam Roller
In our quest for developing strength and power in Karate, we often lose our suppleness and flexibility. But hardness is useless without softness. Get a foam roller. They are super easy to use, and will loosen up the stiff connective tissue (fascia) surrounding your muscles to aid the body’s natural recovery process. Get it here.
7. KNX16 Videos
KNX (The Karate Nerd Experience) is an annual seminar where dedicated Karate Nerds from around the globe gather to explore the art and science of Karate with world-class instructors. This year’s KNX16 was a virtual journey through the evolution of Karate’s history, and the videos are now available for instant download. Perfect to put on a USB stick. Get it here.
8. Resistance Bands
I’ve seen people use weighted vests for Karate training. That’s good. But resistance bands are even better. Why? Because they enable multi-functional resistance exercises in the horizontal plane, which is more specific to the neuromuscular demands of Karate. You can strap the resistance bands to your wrists, ankles or waist. A great combination with #5. Get it here.
9. Bubishi: The Bible of Karate
The Bubishi is a legendary book in Karate’s history, revered by the old masters. Why? Because it’s the very first documented connection between southern Chinese kung fu and Okinawa – the birthplace of Karate. This ancient combat manual contains techniques, tactics and wisdom that people still haven’t grasped today. The Bubishi’s translation has been updated many times, and I had the honor of writing the foreword to the latest edition. Get it here.
10. Karate Nerd Insider™
Every week, I shoot a private video with my best Karate exercises, techniques and drills. These videos are sent out to subscribers of a secret club, called Karate Nerd Insider™. I’ve released almost 50 episodes already (including how to use the Agility Ladder, Foam Roller and Resistance Band) but it’s not too late to join. Old videos are available to backorder for Insiders. Get it here.