Karate Classes In Stanmore

Karate Classes In Stanmore

Stanmore Karate Teacher

Seeking a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Stanmore ?

What Is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose actual 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 concentration on the complete development of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Physical fitness, control, development of excellent character are a few of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character as a result of following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Stanmore

Our Karate classes in Stanmore are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to study a new martial-art or sport activity which hopefully keeps them healthy People who are serious about learning Karate & People who wish to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Stanmore ) – Our Karate Classes in Stanmore

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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Stanmore .

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

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art for it to be readily available for 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 used by huge numbers 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Stanmore )

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