Karate Classes In Selsdon

Karate Classes In Selsdon

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What exactly is Karate?

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

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Fitness, discipline, continuing development of great character are some of the key benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline through drills and repetition of movement, and establish excellent character through following instructions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Selsdon

Our Karate classes in Selsdon are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to study a new martial art or sport activity that keeps them fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & People who would like to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Selsdon ) – Our Karate Classes in Selsdon

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 Selsdon .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for people who wished to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented the skill to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art for it to be more accessible 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 huge numbers 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 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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