Karate Classes In North Kensington

Karate Classes In North Kensington

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What Is Karate?

Karate could be described as a weapon free technique of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive strategies applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was made to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical benefits that range from extra self confidence along with a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults enjoy the team interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Classes In North Kensington

Our Karate classes in North Kensington are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: People who want to learn a new martial art style or hobby that keeps them in shape Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (North Kensington ) – Our Karate Classes in North Kensington

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 a complete Karate tuition experience in North Kensington .

Karate Historical background and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. 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 to make it more accessible 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 used by huge numbers of people right around the globe 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 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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