Does karate help build muscle

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Certainly! Repetitive motion of the punches and blocks will build up muscle and muscle tone. The stances and kicks greatly strengthen the legs and they all work on improvement of the core muscle groups.

Traditional karate strength training is called Tanren and uses a variety of traditional tools.

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well mainly to be stronger and have a harder punch but you also need to build up your stomach muscles etc incase someone hits you. I'm not sure what its called now but that's kinda why you need to build up on strength, I hope this kind of helped!Oh and being stronger can also help you to have a tougher fighting stance so it is harder for the opponent to take you down!

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strong bones and nerves

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