Karate Classes In Hanworth

Karate Classes In Hanworth

Hanworth Karate Instructor

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What Is Karate?

Karate may be thought of as a weapon free means of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive strategies making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that’s made to fend off armed opponents.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, willpower, continuing development of good character are a few of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repeating movements, and build excellent character by way of following directions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Hanworth

Offering Karate classes in Hanworth made for people from all walks of life both male and female. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils might be male or female, young or old, we are able to assist individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Hanworth ) – Our Karate Classes in Hanworth

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Hanworth .

Karate History 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 wanted to learn martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented 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 practiced by millions of people right across the world 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.

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