Karate Classes In Plaistow

Karate Classes In Plaistow

Plaistow Karate Teacher

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is among the most widely practiced self-defense skill forms on the planet. Martial arts depend upon acute physical co-ordination and psychological focus. They were developed in Asia (mainly India, China and Japan) throughout the course of many hundreds of years. In all this time, there have been a great number of martial arts variations, and there are 100s of martial arts styles practiced nowadays.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, self-control, growth and development of excellent character are a few of the benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character through following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Plaistow

Our Karate classes in Plaistow are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: People who want to learn a new martial-art or sports activity which keeps them fit Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Plaistow ) – Our Karate Classes in Plaistow

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Plaistow .

Karate History and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for people who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to further 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 making 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 practiced by millions of people right across the world 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 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 Plaistow )

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