Karate Classes In The Hale

Karate Classes In The Hale

The Hale Karate Coach

Wanting a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in The Hale ?

What Is Karate?

Karate may be described as a weapon free means of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive techniques using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that’s built to fend off armed opponents.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Great for the heart, perfect for fitness and mental clarity. Teaches willpower and the capability to adhere to directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate typically proceed with the martial art into later life. It offers feelings of success only achievable through certain sporting activities and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In The Hale

Our Karate classes in The Hale are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to learn a new style of martial art or sport activity which hopefully keeps them physically fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (The Hale ) – Our Karate Classes in The Hale

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 three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in The Hale .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This led to additional 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 for it to be 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 used by a myriad 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 The Hale )

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