Karate Classes In Gospel Oak

Karate Classes In Gospel Oak

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What’s Karate?

Karate could be defined as a weapon free means of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive procedures applying all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been built to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical rewards that range from much more self-confidence and a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Children and adults experience the group interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Classes In Gospel Oak

Our Karate classes in Gospel Oak are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to study a new self-defense skill or sport activity which keeps them in good shape Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the capacity 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 (Gospel Oak ) – Our Karate Classes in Gospel Oak

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Gospel Oak .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for people who wanted to learn fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about even further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced the skill to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art for it to be 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 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 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 Gospel Oak )

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