Karate Classes In Kentish Town

Karate Classes In Kentish Town

Kentish Town Karate Coach

Wanting a karate instructor or karate lessons in Kentish Town ?

What Is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon free method of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was made to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical benefits that range from more confidence in addition to a increased sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and kids have fun with the team interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Kentish Town

Our Karate classes in Kentish Town are prepared for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to practice a new martial-art or hobby which hopefully keeps them in shape Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Kentish Town ) – Our Karate Classes in Kentish Town

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 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Kentish Town .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for people who wanted to learn fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about additional 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 making it more accessible 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 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 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.

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