About 60 karate students were put through their paces in a special training session to promote good mental health last week.

Students from GKR Karate Werribee did a workout with a difference at 12RND Fitness in Werribee, raising more than $800 for Beyond Blue in the process.

12RND Fitness Werribee director said Simon Kennedy said promoting fitness and mental health was a natural fit.

“It’s part of helping out and being a member of the community,” he said.