Warm-up Exercises
of the World Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Federation

Warm-up exercises are done at the beginning of each class. It is important that students thoroughly warm-up all areas of the body before training in order to prevent injuries. The following warm-ups were developed by Grand Master Nagamine. WSKF Dojos continue to use the same warm-up routine as prescribed by the Grand Master. Each warm-up is executed to a count of ten (ju).

  • Half (short) squats
  • Full (deep) squats
  • Stiff leg lifts, 45 degrees
  • Stiff leg lifts, forward
  • Stiff leg lifts, side to side
  • Neck, left and right
  • Neck, forward and back
  • Neck, ear to shoulder
  • Neck, circle left and right
  • Side stretch, arm over head
  • Forward and back stretch, touch floor in the front and bend back
  • Turn and bend, twist body and touch the opposite foot
  • Hop in place, scissor feet side to side
  • Hop in place, scissor feet forward to back
  • Small jumps
  • Big jumps

Additional Warm-up Exercises:

  • Arm circles
  • Trunk twists
  • Knee circles