Karate Classes In North Ockendon

Karate Classes In North Ockendon

North Ockendon Karate Coach

Wanting a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in North Ockendon ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is one of the most widely practiced martial art forms in the world. Fighting techinques rely on acute physical co-ordination and mental concentration. They were developed in Asia (primarily India, China and taiwan and Japan) throughout the course of many thousands of years. In all this time, there have been countless martial arts varieties, and there are hundreds of martial arts practiced today.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Beneficial for self defence, fitness, and self-discipline, it is a very popular and efficient forms of martial arts system dating back feudal Japanese martial traditions. It’s easy to learn about and safe. It comes with a wonderful history and is an extremely rewarding pursuit.

Karate Classes In North Ockendon

Our Karate classes in North Ockendon target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to practice a new self-defense skill or sport activity that keeps them fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who wish to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or physical ability.

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

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 North Ockendon .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to even further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented 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 huge numbers 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 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 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 North Ockendon )

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