Karate Classes In Covent Garden

Karate Classes In Covent Garden

Covent Garden Karate Teacher

Seeking a karate instructor or karate lessons in Covent Garden ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical elements seek the 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 focus on the overall development of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Good for self defence, exercise, and self-discipline, it’s a highly popular and efficient forms of martial arts program going back to feudal Japanese martial history. It’s easy to master and safe. It comes with a fantastic historical background and is a very worthwhile activity.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Covent Garden

Our Karate classes in Covent Garden focus on all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to practice a new martial-art or sports activity which hopefully keeps them physically fit People who are serious about learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the capability 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 (Covent Garden ) – Our Karate Classes in Covent Garden

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Covent Garden .

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 fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in even further 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 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 practiced by a myriad 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 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 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.

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