Karate Classes In Crook Log

Karate Classes In Crook Log

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What’s Karate?

Karate may be described as a weapon free means of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which was made to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental rewards that range from a lot more self confidence and a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults enjoy the group interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Crook Log

Our Karate classes in Crook Log target many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who wish to practice a new martial-art or sport which keeps them physically fit Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Crook Log ) – Our Karate Classes in Crook Log

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 Crook Log .

Karate History and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wished to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This led to additional 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 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 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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