Karate Classes In Ardleigh Green

Karate Classes In Ardleigh Green

Ardleigh Green Karate Instructor

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What Is Karate?

Karate is amongst the most commonly practiced self-defense skill forms in the world. Fighting styles rely upon acute physical control and mental concentration. They were developed in Asia (largely India, China and okinawa) over the course of many hundreds of years. In all this time, there have been a huge selection of martial arts adaptations, and there are 100s of martial arts practiced nowadays.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Good for self defence, conditioning, and self-discipline, it is a very popular and efficient forms of martial arts system dating back feudal Japanese martial traditions. It’s easy to learn about and safe. It comes with a great history and is an extremely enjoyable pursuit.

Karate Classes In Ardleigh Green

Our Karate classes in Ardleigh Green target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: People who want to learn a new martial art or hobby which keeps them in shape Those who are intent on learning Karate & People who want to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Ardleigh Green ) – Our Karate Classes in Ardleigh Green

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Ardleigh Green .

Karate Historical background and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted to learn martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art for it to be readily available for 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 across the world 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 should 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 strength and endurance, 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.

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