Karate Classes In Battersea
Battersea Karate Instructor
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate may be described as a weapon free technique of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive procedures using 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 opponents.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Physical fitness, discipline, development of good character are just some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through forceful movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repeating movements, and build good character by way of following directions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Battersea
Our Karate classes in Battersea focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to learn a new style of martial art or hobby which hopefully keeps them healthy Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Battersea ) – Our Karate Classes in Battersea
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Battersea .
Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for people who wished to learn fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This led to additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented the skill to Japan in 1922.
Funakoshi made many modifications to the art making it 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 huge numbers 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 Battersea )