Karate Classes In Beckenham

Karate Classes In Beckenham

Beckenham Karate Coach

Wanting a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Beckenham ?

What’s Karate?

Karate could be described as a weapon free method of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive techniques using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which has been intended to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Physical fitness, willpower, development of good character are a few of the advantages training Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character through following directions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Beckenham

Our Karate classes in Beckenham are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: People who want to practice a new self-defense skill or sport that keeps them healthy Those who are serious about learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Beckenham ) – Our Karate Classes in Beckenham

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 Beckenham .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted to learn fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about 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 readily available 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 Beckenham )

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