Karate Classes In Thamesmead
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Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the 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 focus on the complete development of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Perfect for self defence, exercise, and self-discipline, it’s a very popular and efficient forms of martial arts system dating back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It’s easy to master and safe. It comes with a wonderful historical background and is a very rewarding pursuit.
Karate Classes In Thamesmead
Our Karate classes in Thamesmead are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: People who wish to practice a new martial-art or sports activity which hopefully keeps them physically fit Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Thamesmead ) – Our Karate Classes in Thamesmead
Karate practice is usually divided into three key activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Thamesmead .
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 wished to learn fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. 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 making 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 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 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 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 Thamesmead )