Karate Classes In Eastcote

Karate Classes In Eastcote

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate could be described as a weapon free way of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive procedures applying all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been designed to defend against armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical advantages that range from much more confidence in addition to a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults experience the team interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Eastcote

Our Karate classes in Eastcote target all types of people, usually one of these three: People who would like to practice a new self-defense skill or hobby which hopefully keeps them fit People who are intent on learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Eastcote ) – Our Karate Classes in Eastcote

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 Eastcote .

Karate History and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who unveiled 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 practiced by millions of people right around the globe 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 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 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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