Karate Classes In Edgware

Karate Classes In Edgware

Edgware Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate coach or karate lessons in Edgware ?

What’s Karate?

Karate may be thought of as a weapon-less way of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been made to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Beneficial for the heart, good for fitness and mental clarity. Instructs self-discipline as well as the ability to adhere to directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually continue with the martial art into later life. It gives you a sense of achievement only achievable through specific sports and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Edgware

Offering Karate classes in Edgware designed 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 could be male or female, old or young, we can work with 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 three 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 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wished to learn forms of martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about even 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 more accessible 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 used 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 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 Edgware )

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