Karate Classes In Waddon

Karate Classes In Waddon

Waddon Karate Instructor

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What Is Karate?

Karate could be considered a weapon-less means of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive techniques making use of all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was designed to fend off armed opponents.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, discipline, growth and development of great character are some of the advantages training Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repeating movement, and build good character by way of following directions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Waddon

Our Karate classes in Waddon are prepared for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that want to learn a new self-defense skill or sport that keeps them in good shape Those who are intent on learning Karate & People who would like to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Waddon ) – Our Karate Classes in Waddon

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 Waddon .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for people who wished to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced the skill to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art to make it more accessible for 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 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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