Karate Classes In Lower Clapton

Karate Classes In Lower Clapton

Lower Clapton Karate Coach

Looking for a karate coach or karate lessons in Lower Clapton ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the continuing 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 concentration on the all round improvement of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Great for the heart, good for health and fitness and mental clarity. Shows discipline as well as the capability to adhere to directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually proceed with the martial art in to later life. It provides a sense of achievement only achievable through specific sports activities and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Lower Clapton

Our Karate classes in Lower Clapton are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to learn a new martial art or sport activity which hopefully keeps them healthy Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Lower Clapton ) – Our Karate Classes in Lower Clapton

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 three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Lower Clapton .

Karate Historical background and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wanted to learn martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced the skill to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art to make it readily available for 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 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 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 Lower Clapton )

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