Karate Classes In Highams Park

Karate Classes In Highams Park

Highams Park Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Highams Park ?

What Is Karate?

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

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Good for the cardiovascular system, good for health and fitness and mental clarity. Will teach self-discipline and also the capability to adhere to directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically go through the martial art in to later life. It gives you a feeling of accomplishment only attainable through specific sporting activities and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Highams Park

Our Karate classes in Highams Park are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to learn a new martial art or hobby that keeps them healthy Those who are serious about learning Karate & People who want to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless 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 .

Karate Historical background and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn forms of martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in 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 readily available for 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 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.

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