Karate Classes In South Hornchurch

Karate Classes In South Hornchurch

South Hornchurch Karate Instructor

Looking for a karate teacher or karate lessons in South Hornchurch ?

What’s Karate?

Karate might be described as a weapon-less means of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive procedures applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that was designed to defend against armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Fitness, discipline, development of good character are just some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repeating movement, and build excellent character through following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In South Hornchurch

Our Karate classes in South Hornchurch target many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to study a new martial art or sport which keeps them in good shape Those people who are intent on learning Karate & People that want to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or natural ability.

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

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

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wished to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about even further 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 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.

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