Karate Classes In Barnehurst

Karate Classes In Barnehurst

Barnehurst Karate Teacher

Seeking a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Barnehurst ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the continuing 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 helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental benefits that range from much more self confidence in addition to a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Children and adults benefit from the team interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Barnehurst

Our Karate classes in Barnehurst target many types of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to learn a new martial art form or sport that keeps them physically fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & People who want to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Barnehurst ) – Our Karate Classes in Barnehurst

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Barnehurst .

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 martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This led to additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who unveiled the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art for it to be more accessible 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 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 Barnehurst )

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