Karate Classes In Highams Park

Karate Classes In Highams Park

Highams Park Karate Coach

Seeking a karate teacher or karate classes in Highams Park ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the progression of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the overall development of the individual. This is helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Beneficial for self defence, exercise, and discipline, it is a highly popular and efficient martial arts system going back to feudal Japanese martial history. It is simple to understand and safe. It comes with a fantastic history and is a really rewarding pursuit.

Karate Classes In Highams Park

Our Karate classes in Highams Park are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to practice a new martial art form or sport activity that keeps them in good shape Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Highams Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Highams Park

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 Highams Park .

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 wanted to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This resulted in 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 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 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 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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