Karate Classes In Parsons Green

Karate Classes In Parsons Green

Parsons Green Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate instructor or karate lessons in Parsons Green ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the continuing development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the complete development of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Good for self defence, conditioning, and discipline, it is a highly popular and effective martial arts program dating back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is simple to understand and safe. It has a wonderful historical background and is a very satisfying pursuit.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Parsons Green

Our Karate classes in Parsons Green are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who wish to study a new style of martial art or sport which hopefully keeps them in good shape Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Parsons Green ) – Our Karate Classes in Parsons Green

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 Parsons Green .

History Of The Origins Of Karate 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 began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about even further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who unveiled the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art for it to be more accessible for 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 a myriad of people right across the world 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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