Karate Classes In Surbiton

Karate Classes In Surbiton

Surbiton Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate teacher or karate lessons in Surbiton ?

What Is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be described as a weapon free method of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive tactics making use of every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which has been intended to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Perfect for the heart, perfect for physical fitness and mental clarity. Teaches willpower as well as the capability to adhere to directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually follow the martial art in to later life. It gives you a sensation of accomplishment only possible through particular sports activities and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Surbiton

Our Karate classes in Surbiton are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to practice a new martial art form or sport activity which hopefully keeps them healthy Those who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Surbiton ) – Our Karate Classes in Surbiton

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Surbiton .

Karate History and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for people who wanted to learn martial arts and started 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 more accessible 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 practiced by a myriad 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 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 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 Surbiton )

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