Karate Classes In Clapham

Karate Classes In Clapham

Clapham Karate Teacher

Searching for a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Clapham ?

What’s Karate?

Karate could be thought of as a weapon-less method of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive tactics using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been built to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, discipline, development of good character are some of the advantages training Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-control via drills and repetition of movements, and establish good character by way of following instructions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Clapham

Offering Karate classes in Clapham made for people from all walks of life both men and women. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate students can be female or male, old or young, we will work with individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Clapham ) – Our Karate Classes in Clapham

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

Karate Historical background and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn forms of 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 introduced the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art to make it readily available for 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 a myriad 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 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 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.

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