Karate Classes In Croydon

Karate Classes In Croydon

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What’s Karate?

Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon free means of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive techniques using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been made to fend off armed opponents.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical rewards that range from extra self confidence along with a increased sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children enjoy the group interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Croydon

Our Karate classes in Croydon are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to learn a new style of martial art or sport activity which keeps them physically fit People who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Croydon ) – Our Karate Classes in Croydon

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Croydon .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted 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 to make it readily available 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 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 Croydon )

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