Karate Classes In Barbican

Karate Classes In Barbican

Barbican Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate teacher or karate lessons in Barbican ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate is among the most generally practiced self-defense skill forms worldwide. Fighting styles depend upon acute physical co-ordination and mental concentration. They were created in Asia (largely India, China and taiwan and okinawa) over the course of many centuries. In all this time, there have been countless martial arts variations, and you will find 100s of martial arts styles practiced today.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Health and fitness, control, continuing development of excellent character are a few of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repetition of movements, and establish excellent character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Barbican

Delivering Karate classes in Barbican designed for people from all walks of life both female and male. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students can be male or female, old or young, we will help people from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Barbican ) – Our Karate Classes in Barbican

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Barbican .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This resulted in 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 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 although 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Barbican )

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