Karate Classes In Cheam

Karate Classes In Cheam

Cheam Karate Teacher

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What Is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the growth and development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the complete improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Perfect for the cardiovascular system, perfect for fitness and mental clarity. Shows self-control and the ability to follow guidance under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically continue with the martial art in to later life. It offers feelings of accomplishment only achievable through specific sports activities and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Cheam

Our Karate classes in Cheam target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to practice a new martial art form or hobby which hopefully keeps them healthy Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Cheam ) – Our Karate Classes in Cheam

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

Karate Historical background 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 began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in even further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented the skill to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art to make 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 practiced by millions 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Cheam )

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