Karate Classes In Gants Hill

Karate Classes In Gants Hill

Gants Hill Karate Coach

Seeking a karate instructor or karate classes in Gants Hill ?

What’s Karate?

Karate may be thought of as a weapon-less means of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive procedures applying all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that’s designed to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Fitness, discipline, continuing development of excellent character are a few of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline through drills and repetition of movements, and build excellent character as a result of following instructions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Gants Hill

Our Karate classes in Gants Hill are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to learn a new martial art form or hobby which hopefully keeps them fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & Those who want to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Gants Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Gants Hill

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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Gants Hill .

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 martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This led to 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 to make it readily available to 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 practiced by huge numbers 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 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 Gants Hill )

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