1975 I began with Karate Do and since then I practiced by many grandmasters.
Since 2002 I practice again by my first (and only) Sensei in the Dojo at Monbijoustrasse 10 in Berne Switzerland. This Dojo exists since over 40 years and is the oldest Dojo of Berne and one of the oldest and most famous throughout Switzerland.
Obviously also for that reason it is that almost every day a lot of elderly people are practicing in this Dojo. Frequently the average age is far over 40 years. There are also Karateka that have more than 70 springs!
How good Karate Do training can do and how positive the combination of psychomotor and cognitive training on elderly people can be, proves an impressive study of the University of Regensburg Germany.
Together with a University in Switzerland we now want to investigate, if Karate Do can possibly be used as a measure against Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
The study of the University of Regensburg (only in German language) can be downloaded here: