Karate Classes In South Harrow

Karate Classes In South Harrow

South Harrow Karate Instructor

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the continuing development of protective 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 overall improvement of the individual. This is caused by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Fitness, self-discipline, development of great character are just some of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain fitness through forceful movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repetition of movement, and develop good character through following directions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In South Harrow

Our Karate classes in South Harrow focus on all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to study a new martial art form or sports activity which hopefully keeps them in good shape Individuals who are intent on learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (South Harrow ) – Our Karate Classes in South Harrow

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in South Harrow .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for people who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This resulted in 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 more accessible to 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 practiced by a myriad 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 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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