Karate Classes In Sutton

Karate Classes In Sutton

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical elements seek the progression 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 overall development of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Fitness, self-control, growth and development of excellent character are just some of the key benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character by way of following directions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Sutton

Our Karate classes in Sutton focus on all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who wish to practice a new martial art or hobby which keeps them healthy Individuals who are intent on learning Karate & People who wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Sutton ) – Our Karate Classes in Sutton

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Sutton .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented the skill to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art making it more accessible 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 millions 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 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 Sutton )

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