Karate Classes In Highbury

Karate Classes In Highbury

Highbury Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate coach or karate classes in Highbury ?

What’s Karate?

Karate may be considered a weapon-less technique of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive techniques making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been made to fend off armed opponents.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Beneficial for the heart, great for health and fitness and mental clarity. Shows self-discipline along with the capability to adhere to directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually continue with the martial art into later life. It gives you a sensation of success only achievable by way of particular sporting activities and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Highbury

Our Karate classes in Highbury are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to practice a new self-defense skill or hobby which hopefully keeps them in shape People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Highbury ) – Our Karate Classes in Highbury

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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Highbury .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for people who wished to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This led to further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented the skill 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 used by millions of people right across the world 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 Highbury )

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