Karate Classes In Upper Clapton

Karate Classes In Upper Clapton

Upper Clapton Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Upper Clapton ?

What Is Karate?

Karate might be defined as a weapon free means of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive techniques using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was made to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Health and fitness, willpower, growth and development of great character are some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-control as a result of drills and repetition of movements, and establish excellent character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Upper Clapton

Our Karate classes in Upper Clapton focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to practice a new style of martial art or hobby which hopefully keeps them in shape Those people who are serious about learning Karate & People who want to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Upper Clapton ) – Our Karate Classes in Upper Clapton

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Upper Clapton .

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 martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented the skill 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 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 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 Upper Clapton )

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