I've been taking Karate classes as National Karate since June of 2005. I credit this with making it much easier for me to loose about 70 pounds through Weight Watchers -- and I suspect I lost a fair amount in the year and a half between starting karate and Weight Watchers. I enjoy karate very much, and in December made the commitment to continue training until I get my second degree black belt. (I'm probably 18 months to 2 years shy of my black belt if I'm doing the math correctly, and the 2nd degree would be at least another 2 years)
However, I've heard that there are physiological and psychological benefits to cross training. This weekend was a good example of me doing cross training.
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