Karate Classes In Norbiton

Karate Classes In Norbiton

Norbiton Karate Coach

Seeking a karate coach or karate classes in Norbiton ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate could be considered a weapon free means of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was built to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, control, continuing development of good character are some of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repetition of movements, and build good character as a result of following directions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Norbiton

Delivering Karate classes in Norbiton designed for people from all areas of life both male and female. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students might be male or female, young or old, we are able to work with individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Norbiton ) – Our Karate Classes in Norbiton

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Norbiton .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wanted to learn fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art for it to be 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 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 must 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.

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