Karate Classes In Goddington
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the overall development of the individual. This is helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Suitable for self defence, conditioning, and self-control, it’s a very popular and effective martial arts system going back to feudal Japanese martial history. It’s easy to learn about and safe. It comes with a great history and is a really worthwhile pursuit.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Goddington
Our Karate classes in Goddington are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those who want to practice a new martial art form or hobby which hopefully keeps them fit Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Goddington ) – Our Karate Classes in Goddington
Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Goddington .
Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn forms of martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who unveiled the skill to Japan in 1922.
Funakoshi made many modifications to the art making 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 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 Goddington )