Karate Classes In Elephant and Castle

Karate Classes In Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle Karate Teacher

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon-less method of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques making use of all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that was intended to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Physical fitness, discipline, growth and development of great character are a few of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain fitness through forceful movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repeating movements, and develop good character as a result of following instructions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Elephant and Castle

Our Karate classes in Elephant and Castle are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to learn a new style of martial art or sports activity which hopefully keeps them physically fit People who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Elephant and Castle ) – Our Karate Classes in Elephant and Castle

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Elephant and Castle .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art making it more accessible for 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 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 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 Elephant and Castle )

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