Karate Classes In Totteridge

Karate Classes In Totteridge

Totteridge Karate Instructor

Looking for a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Totteridge ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical aspects seek the continuing 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 target the complete development of the individual. This is caused through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Fitness, discipline, growth and development of good character are a few of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repeating movement, and develop excellent character by way of following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Totteridge

Giving Karate classes in Totteridge created for individuals from all areas of life both male and female. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils can be female or male, young or old, we can work with people from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Totteridge ) – Our Karate Classes in Totteridge

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 Totteridge .

History Of The Origins Of Karate At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for people who wished to learn fighting techinques and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to even 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 for it to be 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 used by huge numbers of people right across the world 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.

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