Karate Classes In Dartmouth Park

Karate Classes In Dartmouth Park

Dartmouth Park Karate Teacher

Looking for a karate instructor or karate lessons in Dartmouth Park ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is one of the most commonly practiced martial art forms across the world. Forms of martial arts rely upon acute physical coordination and mental focus. They were developed in Asia (mainly India, China and taiwan and Okinawa, japan) throughout the course of many hundreds of years. In all this time, there are countless martial arts adaptations, and there are hundreds of martial arts practiced these days.

Why It is great To train Karate

Perfect for self defence, exercise, and self-discipline, it is a highly popular and effective martial arts program dating back feudal Japanese martial history. It is easy to learn about and safe. It comes with a great historical background and is an extremely rewarding pursuit.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Dartmouth Park

Our Karate classes in Dartmouth Park focus on all types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to practice a new self-defense skill or sport which keeps them in good shape People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that want to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Dartmouth Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Dartmouth Park

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Dartmouth Park .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced the skill to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art making it more accessible to 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 practiced by a myriad of people right across the world and although 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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