Karate Classes In Eltham

Karate Classes In Eltham

Eltham Karate Coach

Looking for a karate instructor or karate classes in Eltham ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is amongst the most widely practiced martial-art forms in the world. Martial arts rely upon acute physical co-ordination and psychological focus. They were created in Asia (predominantly India, China and taiwan and okinawa) over the course of many hundreds of years. In all this time, there have been countless martial arts variations, and there are 100s of disciplines practiced these days.

Why It is great To train Karate

Health and fitness, willpower, continuing development of good character are some of the key benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through volatile activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repeating movement, and develop excellent character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Eltham

Offering Karate classes in Eltham made for people from all walks of life both male and female. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students could be male or female, old or young, we can help people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Eltham ) – Our Karate Classes in Eltham

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 Eltham .

Karate Historical background 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 people who wished to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about further 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 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Eltham )

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