Karate Classes In Mitcham

Karate Classes In Mitcham

Mitcham Karate Teacher

Looking for a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Mitcham ?

What exactly is Karate?

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

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical rewards that range from more self confidence as well as a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Adults and kids enjoy the team interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Mitcham

Our Karate classes in Mitcham are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that would like to study a new martial art or hobby which keeps them physically fit People who are intent on learning Karate & Those who want 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 actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Mitcham ) – Our Karate Classes in Mitcham

Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Mitcham .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted to learn martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to even further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art for it to be readily available 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 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 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 Mitcham )

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