Karate Classes In Blackfen

Karate Classes In Blackfen

Blackfen Karate Instructor

Looking for a karate teacher or karate lessons in Blackfen ?

What Is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be described as a weapon-less way of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive tactics applying all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been designed to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Fitness, willpower, development of excellent character are a few of the key benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through forceful movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-control via drills and repetition of movements, and build good character through following instructions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Blackfen

Delivering Karate classes in Blackfen designed for individuals from all areas of life both men and women. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students could be female or male, young or old, we are able to work with people from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Blackfen ) – Our Karate Classes in Blackfen

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Blackfen .

Karate History and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who unveiled the skill to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art making it readily available to the Japanese including transforming 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 huge numbers of people right across the world 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 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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