Karate Classes In Barnet

Karate Classes In Barnet

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical aspects seek the progression of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the all round improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical advantages that range from more self-confidence along with a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and kids experience the team interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Barnet

Our Karate classes in Barnet target a variety of people, usually one of these three: People who want to learn a new martial art or sport activity which hopefully keeps them in shape Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Barnet ) – Our Karate Classes in Barnet

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

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 wished to learn martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in 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 to make 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 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 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.

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