Karate Classes In Pimlico
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Karate may perhaps be described as a weapon-less means of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive procedures using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which has been made to defend against armed opponents.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Fitness, self-control, growth and development of great character are some of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-control via drills and repetition of movement, and build good character by way of following instructions and practising with humility.
Karate Classes In Pimlico
Our Karate classes in Pimlico are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to practice a new martial-art or sport activity which hopefully keeps them fit Those who are intent on learning Karate & People who would like to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Pimlico ) – Our Karate Classes in Pimlico
Karate practice is usually divided into three key activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Pimlico .
Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for people who wished to learn forms of martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in additional 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 to make it readily available for 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 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.
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