Karate Classes In Soho
Soho Karate Instructor
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What Is Karate?
Karate is one of the most commonly practiced martial-art forms worldwide. Martial arts rely upon acute physical coordination and psychological concentration. They were developed in Asia (mainly India, China and taiwan and okinawa) over the course of several 1000’s of years. In all this time, there are innumerable martial arts variants, and there are 100s of martial arts styles practiced these days.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Good for the heart, perfect for physical fitness and mental clarity. Will teach discipline and the capability to abide by directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically follow the martial art into later life. It provides a feeling of accomplishment only possible through specific sports and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Soho
Our Karate classes in Soho target many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to learn a new martial art form or sport which hopefully keeps them fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Those who want to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Soho ) – Our Karate Classes in Soho
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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Soho .
Karate Historical background and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who unveiled the skill to Japan in 1922.
Funakoshi made many modifications to the art for it to be readily available 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 millions 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 strength and endurance, 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 Soho )