Karate Classes In The Hyde

Karate Classes In The Hyde

The Hyde Karate Coach

Trying to find a karate coach or karate lessons in The Hyde ?

What Is Karate?

Karate could be defined as a weapon-less way of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that was built to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, control, development of good character are some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repeating movement, and establish excellent character by way of following directions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In The Hyde

Our Karate classes in The Hyde are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to study a new martial art style or sport that keeps them fit Individuals who are intent on learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in The Hyde .

Karate History and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in 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 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 huge numbers 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 endurance and strength, 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 Hyde )

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