Karate Classes In South Woodford

Karate Classes In South Woodford

South Woodford Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate coach or karate classes in South Woodford ?

What’s Karate?

Karate could be thought of as a weapon free technique of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive tactics applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was designed to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It is great To train Karate

Health and fitness, control, continuing development of excellent character are some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repeating movements, and develop good character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In South Woodford

Our Karate classes in South Woodford target many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to study a new martial art style or hobby which hopefully keeps them in good shape Those people who are intent on learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

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

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in South Woodford .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This resulted in even 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 for it to be 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 used by huge numbers of people right across the world and although 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in South Woodford )

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