Karate Classes In Harlesden

Karate Classes In Harlesden

Harlesden Karate Teacher

Seeking a karate teacher or karate lessons in Harlesden ?

What Is Karate?

Karate could be defined as a weapon free way of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive procedures making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was intended to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical rewards that range from much more confidence in addition to a increased sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children have fun with the team interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Harlesden

Our Karate classes in Harlesden target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to learn a new martial art or sport which keeps them fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Harlesden ) – Our Karate Classes in Harlesden

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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Harlesden .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for people who wished to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about 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 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 millions of people right around the globe and even though 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Harlesden )

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