Karate Classes In Goddington

Karate Classes In Goddington

Goddington Karate Teacher

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate might be defined as a weapon-less method of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive strategies using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been intended to fend off armed opponents.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental benefits that range from extra self confidence as well as a increased sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children experience the team interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Classes In Goddington

Our Karate classes in Goddington are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to study a new martial-art or hobby which keeps them fit Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Goddington ) – Our Karate Classes in Goddington

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 Goddington .

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 wanted to learn martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about even further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art making 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 used 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 Goddington )

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