How coordinated and physically fit do I have to be to practice karate?

Most world karate champions, like any top athlete, were probably well-coordinated natural athletes before they began their karate training. Most of us, however, come to karate in order to become more coordinated and physically fit. So the brief answer is, “not very”. Even if you feel like the world’s most uncoordinated person, you can still practice karate and by doing so, your coordination and fitness will greatly improve.