Karate Classes In Sydenham

Karate Classes In Sydenham

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What Is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects 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 focus on the over-all improvement of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Healthy for the heart, good for physical fitness and mental clarity. Shows self-discipline and also the capability to adhere to directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate typically continue with the martial art in to later life. It offers a feeling of accomplishment only attainable through certain sports and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Sydenham

Our Karate classes in Sydenham target many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to practice a new martial art or hobby which keeps them fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Sydenham ) – Our Karate Classes in Sydenham

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Sydenham .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who unveiled the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art making it readily available for 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 around the globe 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 Sydenham )

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