Karate Classes In Hampton Wick

Karate Classes In Hampton Wick

Hampton Wick Karate Coach

Seeking a karate instructor or karate lessons in Hampton Wick ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate could be defined as a weapon-less way of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been made to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

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

Karate Lessons/Classes In Hampton Wick

Our Karate classes in Hampton Wick are prepared for many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to practice a new martial art style or sport activity which hopefully keeps them fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or natural ability.

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

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 Hampton Wick .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wanted to learn fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in even 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 for it to be more accessible 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 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 Hampton Wick )

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