Karate Classes In Lewisham

Karate Classes In Lewisham

Lewisham Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Lewisham ?

What exactly is Karate?

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

Why It’s great To train Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical advantages that range from more confidence and a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children benefit from the group interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Lewisham

Giving Karate classes in Lewisham suitable for individuals from all areas of life both male and female. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils can be male or female, old or young, we are able to work with people from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Lewisham ) – Our Karate Classes in Lewisham

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Lewisham .

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 forms of martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about even further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who unveiled the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art to make 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 used 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 strength and endurance, 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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