Karate Classes In North Sheen

Karate Classes In North Sheen

North Sheen Karate Instructor

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What Is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical elements seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the all round improvement of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Health and fitness, control, growth and development of excellent character are just some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through forceful movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repeating movement, and establish excellent character through following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In North Sheen

Our Karate classes in North Sheen focus on all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to learn a new self-defense skill or sport activity which keeps them in good shape Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

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

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

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for people who wanted to learn martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This resulted in additional 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 to make it 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 a myriad 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in North Sheen )

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