Karate Classes In Hampton

Karate Classes In Hampton

Hampton Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Hampton ?

What’s Karate?

Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon-less way of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive tactics making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which has been intended to defend against armed opponents.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, control, development of great character are just some of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through forceful movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control as a result of drills and repeating movements, and cultivate excellent character as a result of following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Hampton

Our Karate classes in Hampton are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to practice a new martial art form or sport which keeps them fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Hampton ) – Our Karate Classes in Hampton

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 Hampton .

Karate History and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for people who wanted to learn martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art to make 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 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 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.

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