Karate Classes In Charing Cross

Karate Classes In Charing Cross

Charing Cross Karate Coach

Wanting a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Charing Cross ?

What Is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose actual 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 target the over-all development of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental rewards that range from a lot more self confidence along with a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children have fun with the team interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Charing Cross

Our Karate classes in Charing Cross are prepared for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that would like to learn a new self-defense skill or sports activity which hopefully keeps them in shape Those who are serious about learning Karate & People who would like to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Charing Cross ) – Our Karate Classes in Charing Cross

Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Charing Cross .

Karate History and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for people who wished to learn martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This resulted in further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced 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 used by huge numbers 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 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 Charing Cross )

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