Karate Classes In Marks Gate

Karate Classes In Marks Gate

Marks Gate Karate Instructor

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What Is Karate?

Karate could be defined as a weapon-less way of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive strategies making use of every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been made to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Fitness, self-control, continuing development of great character are a few of some great benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character through following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Marks Gate

Our Karate classes in Marks Gate target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to learn a new self-defense skill or sport which hopefully keeps them in good shape Individuals who are intent on learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Marks Gate ) – Our Karate Classes in Marks Gate

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 Marks Gate .

Karate History and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for people who wished to learn martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about additional 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 millions 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 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 Marks Gate )

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