Karate Classes In Longlands

Karate Classes In Longlands

Longlands Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate coach or karate lessons in Longlands ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects 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 concentrate on the all round development of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Beneficial for self defence, exercise, and self-discipline, it is a very popular and effective martial arts system going back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is easy to understand and safe. It comes with a wonderful historical background and is a very rewarding activity.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Longlands

Our Karate classes in Longlands focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to learn a new self-defense skill or hobby which keeps them physically fit People who are intent on learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Longlands ) – Our Karate Classes in Longlands

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Longlands .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about even 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 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 practiced by huge numbers of people right across the world 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Longlands )

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