Karate Classes In Blackheath

Karate Classes In Blackheath

Blackheath Karate Teacher

Looking for a karate instructor or karate classes in Blackheath ?

What Is Karate?

Karate may be defined as a weapon-less way of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive procedures using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been intended to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Health and fitness, self-discipline, development of excellent character are some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-control as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate excellent character through following directions and training with humility.

Karate Classes In Blackheath

Our Karate classes in Blackheath are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that would like to study a new martial art or hobby that keeps them physically fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & People who want to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Blackheath ) – Our Karate Classes in Blackheath

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

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 individuals who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art to make 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 used by huge numbers of people right around the globe 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Blackheath )

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