Karate Classes In Edgware

Karate Classes In Edgware

Edgware Karate Teacher

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What Is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the continuing development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the all round improvement of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

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

Karate Lessons/Classes In Edgware

Giving Karate classes in Edgware suitable for individuals from all walks of life both female and male. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate students can be male or female, old or young, we will assist individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Edgware ) – Our Karate Classes in Edgware

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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Edgware .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to additional 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 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 practiced by millions 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Edgware )

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