Karate Classes In Chessington

Karate Classes In Chessington

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What Is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the growth and development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the overall 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

Physical fitness, self-control, continuing development of great character are some of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and develop good character by way of following instructions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Chessington

Our Karate classes in Chessington are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to study a new self-defense skill or sport which keeps them physically fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & People that want to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Chessington ) – Our Karate Classes in Chessington

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Chessington .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wished to learn forms of martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about even further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art making it more accessible for 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 practiced 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 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 Chessington )

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