Karate Classes In Barnes

Karate Classes In Barnes

Barnes Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate coach or karate classes in Barnes ?

What exactly is Karate?

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

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, self-control, continuing development of great character are just some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repetition of movement, and develop excellent character through following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Barnes

Our Karate classes in Barnes focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to learn a new martial art style or sport which keeps them healthy Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Barnes ) – Our Karate Classes in Barnes

Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 Barnes .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for people who wanted to learn martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This led to even further 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 more accessible 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 millions 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 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 Barnes )

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