Karate Classes In Kenton

Karate Classes In Kenton

Kenton Karate Teacher

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the over-all development of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Health and fitness, discipline, growth and development of good character are just some of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movements, and develop good character as a result of following directions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Kenton

Our Karate classes in Kenton are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: People who would like to learn a new martial-art or sports activity that keeps them in good shape Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that would like to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Kenton ) – Our Karate Classes in Kenton

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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Kenton .

Karate Historical background and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wished to learn martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. 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 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 huge numbers 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 Kenton )

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