Karate Classes In Collier Row

Karate Classes In Collier Row

Collier Row Karate Coach

Wanting a karate instructor or karate lessons in Collier Row ?

Exactly what is Karate?

Karate might be thought of as a weapon-less method of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive tactics making use of every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that’s designed to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, self-discipline, development of excellent character are some of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character through following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Collier Row

Our Karate classes in Collier Row are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to learn a new martial art form or sports activity which hopefully keeps them physically fit People who are intent on learning Karate & People that would like to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Collier Row ) – Our Karate Classes in Collier Row

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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Collier Row .

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 wanted 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 presented the skill to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art to make it more accessible 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 practiced by huge numbers of people right around the globe 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 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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