Karate Classes In Hither Green

Karate Classes In Hither Green

Hither Green Karate Teacher

Looking for a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Hither Green ?

What’s Karate?

Karate could be defined as a weapon-less means of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques making use of every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which has been intended to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, discipline, growth and development of good character are a few of the key benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repeating movements, and cultivate good character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Hither Green

Providing Karate classes in Hither Green suitable for individuals from all walks of life both female and male. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils might be male or female, young or old, we will work with individuals from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Hither Green ) – Our Karate Classes in Hither Green

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Hither Green .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted to learn fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about 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 to make it readily available 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 a myriad 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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