Karate Classes In Addiscombe

Karate Classes In Addiscombe

Addiscombe Karate Instructor

Trying to find a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Addiscombe ?

What Is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the overall development of the individual. This is caused through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical benefits that range from extra self confidence in addition to a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Children and adults experience the team interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Addiscombe

Our Karate classes in Addiscombe are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to study a new martial art style or sport activity that keeps them healthy Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Addiscombe ) – Our Karate Classes in Addiscombe

Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Addiscombe .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for people who wished to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art making it readily available to the Japanese including changing the name and karate as we know it today was born. Towards the end of his life, Funakoshi was instrumental in forming the Japanese Karate Association (JKA) which set about making karate a world martial art by sending out its best instructors to teach it all over the globe.

Today, karate is practiced by a myriad of people right around the globe and even though the lines are often blurred between karate history facts and exagerations or legends, the contribution made by the old Okinawan masters and those that followed them must not be forgotten.

Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founder of Zen Buddhism in Western India. Daruma is said to have introduced Buddhism into China, incorporating spiritual and physical teaching methods that were so demanding that many of his disciples would drop in exhaustion. In order to give them greater endurance and strength, he developed a more progressive training system, which he recorded in a book, Ekkin-Kyo, which can be considered the first book on karate of all time.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Addiscombe )

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