The Healthy Ageing Program is based on traditional karate skills and exercises. The exercises promote coordinated movement, develop memorised sequential movements of various muscle groups that require right brain-left brain integration, and utilise stretching and balance exercises and promote joint movements especially in hips, shoulders and legs. Cardiovascular rate is raised to that of a brisk walk and some breathing techniques are taught.
There is no impact to hands or legs through punching or kicking hard objects or combative sparring. Impact to leg, knee and hip joints is minimised by the use of high density EVA rubber martial arts floor mats.