Karate Classes In Eltham

Karate Classes In Eltham

Eltham Karate Coach

Trying to find a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Eltham ?

What Is Karate?

Karate might be described as a weapon free means of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive techniques making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that was designed to defend against armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of excellent character are a few of the key benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repetition of movement, and develop good character through following directions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Eltham

Our Karate classes in Eltham target many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to learn a new martial art style or sport activity which keeps them fit Those who are intent on learning Karate & People who wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Eltham ) – Our Karate Classes in Eltham

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 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Eltham .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about additional 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 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 a myriad 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 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 Eltham )

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