Karate Classes In Harringay

Karate Classes In Harringay

Harringay Karate Teacher

Trying to find a karate instructor or karate classes in Harringay ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive procedures using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been designed to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It is great To train Karate

Fitness, willpower, development of great character are a few of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repeating movements, and establish good character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Harringay

Giving Karate classes in Harringay made for individuals from all walks of life both male and female. We offer lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students might be male or female, young or old, we can help people from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Harringay ) – Our Karate Classes in Harringay

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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Harringay .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wished to learn martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to even further 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 for it to be 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Harringay )

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