Karate Classes In Ickenham

Karate Classes In Ickenham

Ickenham Karate Teacher

Trying to find a karate instructor or karate lessons in Ickenham ?

What’s Karate?

Karate could be considered a weapon-less technique of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive tactics making use of every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was intended to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of excellent character are some of the advantages of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repeating movement, and build excellent character through following directions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Ickenham

Our Karate classes in Ickenham target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: People who want to practice a new self-defense skill or sport activity which hopefully keeps them physically fit Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that wish 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 age groups irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Ickenham ) – Our Karate Classes in Ickenham

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 Ickenham .

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 started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This led to even further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced 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 a myriad of people right around the globe 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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