Karate Classes In Dartmouth Park

Karate Classes In Dartmouth Park

Dartmouth Park Karate Coach

Looking for a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Dartmouth Park ?

What Is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be described as a weapon-less way of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive strategies using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that’s intended to defend against armed opponents.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Health and fitness, self-discipline, growth and development of excellent character are just some of the advantages of training Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repeating movement, and establish excellent character by way of following directions and training with humility.

Karate Classes In Dartmouth Park

Our Karate classes in Dartmouth Park focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: People who wish to learn a new style of martial art or sport which hopefully keeps them fit People who are intent on learning Karate & People that want to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

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

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 you 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 people who wished to learn forms of martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented the skill to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art for it to be 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 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 should 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 Dartmouth Park )

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