Karate Classes In Cranford

Karate Classes In Cranford

Cranford Karate Teacher

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Exactly what is 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 concentration on the all round improvement of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Fitness, self-control, continuing development of good character are a few of some great benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-control as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and establish excellent character through following directions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Cranford

Our Karate classes in Cranford are prepared for many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that would like to learn a new style of martial art or sport which hopefully keeps them in shape People who are intent on learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Cranford ) – Our Karate Classes in Cranford

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 Cranford .

Karate History 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 individuals who wanted to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in 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 readily available 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 used 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Cranford )

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