Karate Classes In Maida Vale

Karate Classes In Maida Vale

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Wanting a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Maida Vale ?

Exactly what is Karate?

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

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

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

Karate Lessons/Classes In Maida Vale

Our Karate classes in Maida Vale are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who wish to practice a new self-defense skill or hobby which hopefully keeps them physically fit People who are intent on learning Karate & Those who want to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Maida Vale ) – Our Karate Classes in Maida Vale

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Maida Vale .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for people who wanted to learn martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who unveiled the skill 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 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 Maida Vale )

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