Karate Classes In Morden

Karate Classes In Morden

Morden Karate Teacher

Seeking a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Morden ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual 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 over-all improvement of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, self-discipline, development of good character are some of the key benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through explosive activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline through drills and repeating movement, and build excellent character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Morden

Our Karate classes in Morden are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to practice a new martial art or sport activity which keeps them healthy Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Morden ) – Our Karate Classes in Morden

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Morden .

Karate Historical background and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This led to additional 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 making it 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 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 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 Morden )

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