Karate Classes In Plumstead

Karate Classes In Plumstead

Plumstead Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Plumstead ?

What exactly is Karate?

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

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Great for self defence, exercise, and self-discipline, it’s a very popular and efficient martial arts training program dating back feudal Japanese martial history. It’s easy to learn about and safe. It has a great historical background and is a very rewarding pursuit.

Karate Classes In Plumstead

Our Karate classes in Plumstead target many types of people, usually one of these three: People who wish to practice a new self-defense skill or sport activity which hopefully keeps them physically fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Plumstead ) – Our Karate Classes in Plumstead

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 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Plumstead .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about 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 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 practiced by a myriad of people right around the globe 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 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 Plumstead )

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