Karate Classes In Nag’s Head

Karate Classes In Nag’s Head

Nag’s Head Karate Teacher

Searching for a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Nag’s Head ?

What’s Karate?

Karate could be thought of as a weapon-less method of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive techniques using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which was intended to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Good for self defence, exercise, and discipline, it is a highly popular and effective martial arts training system dating back feudal Japanese martial history. It is easy to learn about and safe. It has a wonderful history and is a really enjoyable activity.

Karate Classes In Nag’s Head

Our Karate classes in Nag’s Head are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to learn a new martial art form or sport which keeps them in shape Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Nag’s Head ) – Our Karate Classes in Nag’s Head

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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Nag’s Head .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for people who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about even 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 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 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.

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