Karate Classes In Hornchurch

Karate Classes In Hornchurch

Hornchurch Karate Coach

Seeking a karate instructor or karate lessons in Hornchurch ?

What Is Karate?

Karate is one of the most generally practiced martial art forms on the planet. Martial arts depend upon acute physical co-ordination and psychological concentration. They were created in Asia (predominantly India, China and taiwan and okinawa) throughout the course of many hundreds of years. In all this time, there have been a great number of martial arts adaptations, and there are countless disciplines practiced nowadays.

Why It is great To train Karate

Health and fitness, self-control, development of good character are a few of the advantages practising Karate, you gain fitness through forceful movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repetition of movement, and establish excellent character through following directions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Hornchurch

Our Karate classes in Hornchurch focus on all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to learn a new martial art style or sports activity that keeps them fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Hornchurch ) – Our Karate Classes in Hornchurch

Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 Hornchurch .

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 people who wished to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced the skill to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art for it to be 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 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Hornchurch )

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