Karate Classes In Gipsy Hill

Karate Classes In Gipsy Hill

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What Is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be described as a weapon-less method of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive procedures using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been built to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Physical fitness, control, development of great character are just some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repeating movements, and build good character by way of following directions and training with humility.

Karate Classes In Gipsy Hill

Our Karate classes in Gipsy Hill target a variety of people, usually one of these three: People who would like to learn a new style of martial art or sport activity which keeps them in shape Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Gipsy Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Gipsy 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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Gipsy Hill .

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 fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to 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 to make it readily available to 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 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 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 Gipsy Hill )

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