Karate Classes In Canary Wharf

Karate Classes In Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Karate Teacher

Seeking a karate coach or karate lessons in Canary Wharf ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the complete development of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of excellent character are some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repetition of movements, and establish excellent character through following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Canary Wharf

Our Karate classes in Canary Wharf are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: People who wish to learn a new martial art form or sport that keeps them in good shape Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Canary Wharf ) – Our Karate Classes in Canary Wharf

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 Canary Wharf .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted to learn fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about additional 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 for it to be more accessible 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 millions 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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