Karate Classes In Mottingham

Karate Classes In Mottingham

Mottingham Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Mottingham ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive techniques using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been made to defend against armed opponents.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Fitness, discipline, continuing development of good character are some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through volatile activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repeating movement, and develop excellent character by way of following instructions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Mottingham

Our Karate classes in Mottingham target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who wish to practice a new martial art or sport activity that keeps them fit Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Mottingham ) – Our Karate Classes in Mottingham

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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Mottingham .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about 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 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 practiced 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 Mottingham )

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