Karate Classes In Colliers Wood

Karate Classes In Colliers Wood

Colliers Wood Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate teacher or karate lessons in Colliers Wood ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical elements seek the progression of defensive 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 overall improvement of the individual. This is caused through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Fitness, self-discipline, development of great character are some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repeating movement, and develop excellent character through following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Colliers Wood

Offering Karate classes in Colliers Wood suitable for people from all walks of life both male and female. We offer lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils can be male or female, young or old, we can help individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Colliers Wood ) – Our Karate Classes in Colliers Wood

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

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who unveiled the skill to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art for it to be 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 millions 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 Colliers Wood )

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