Karate Classes In Hampton Wick

Karate Classes In Hampton Wick

Hampton Wick Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Hampton Wick ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate may be thought of as a weapon-less means of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that’s built to defend against armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Good for the heart, good for physical fitness and mental clarity. Shows self-discipline as well as the ability to follow directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate typically follow the martial art into later life. It offers a sensation of achievement only achievable through certain sports and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Hampton Wick

Our Karate classes in Hampton Wick are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: People who would like to practice a new self-defense skill or sports activity which hopefully keeps them in good shape People who are intent on learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Hampton Wick ) – Our Karate Classes in Hampton Wick

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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Hampton Wick .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for people who wished to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to additional 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 more accessible for 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 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.

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