Karate Classes In Norbury

Karate Classes In Norbury

Norbury Karate Coach

Trying to find a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Norbury ?

What Is Karate?

Karate might be thought of as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive strategies making use of all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was built to defend against armed opponents.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Fitness, self-discipline, development of good character are a few of some great benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-control as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and establish good character as a result of following instructions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Norbury

Our Karate classes in Norbury are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: People who would like to learn a new style of martial art or hobby that keeps them in good shape People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Norbury ) – Our Karate Classes in Norbury

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 Norbury .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about even further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced the skill 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 used by millions of people right around the globe 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 Norbury )

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