Karate Classes In Gospel Oak

Karate Classes In Gospel Oak

Gospel Oak Karate Teacher

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What’s Karate?

Karate is amongst the most commonly practiced martial art forms across the world. Fighting styles rely on acute physical co-ordination and psychological focus. They were created in Asia (mainly The indian subcontinent, China and Japan) over the course of several thousands of years. In all this time, there are numerous martial arts variations, and there are hundreds of martial arts practiced these days.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, self-control, development of good character are some of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline through drills and repeating movement, and build good character by way of following instructions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Gospel Oak

Our Karate classes in Gospel Oak target many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to learn a new martial art or sport which keeps them healthy Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Gospel Oak ) – Our Karate Classes in Gospel Oak

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Gospel Oak .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This resulted in 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 for 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 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 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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