Karate Classes In Gunnersbury

Karate Classes In Gunnersbury

Gunnersbury Karate Coach

Trying to find a karate coach or karate lessons in Gunnersbury ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate might be described as a weapon-less way of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive techniques making use of every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that was made to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It is great To train Karate

Physical fitness, control, development of good character are just some of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repetition of movements, and establish good character as a result of following directions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Gunnersbury

Our Karate classes in Gunnersbury are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who wish to study a new martial art form or hobby which hopefully keeps them in shape Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their 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 (Gunnersbury ) – Our Karate Classes in Gunnersbury

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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Gunnersbury .

Karate Historical background and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in even further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who unveiled the art 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 practiced by a myriad 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 must 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 Gunnersbury )

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