Karate Classes In Barnet

Karate Classes In Barnet

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What’s Karate?

Karate may be described as a weapon free technique of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive tactics applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that’s made to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Fitness, discipline, growth and development of good character are just some of the advantages of training Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and establish good character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Barnet

Our Karate classes in Barnet target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that want to study a new martial art or hobby which hopefully keeps them in good shape People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Barnet ) – Our Karate Classes in Barnet

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

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 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 unveiled the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art making it 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 used 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Barnet )

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