Karate Classes In Wandsworth

Karate Classes In Wandsworth

Wandsworth Karate Teacher

Seeking a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Wandsworth ?

What Is Karate?

Karate might be thought of as a weapon free method of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive procedures using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that’s made to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, self-control, growth and development of great character are a few of the key benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repetition of movements, and develop good character through following instructions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Wandsworth

Our Karate classes in Wandsworth are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to learn a new martial art style or hobby which hopefully keeps them healthy Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capability to protect 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 physical ability.

Karate practice (Wandsworth ) – Our Karate Classes in Wandsworth

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Wandsworth .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wished to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art making it readily available 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 practiced by huge numbers of people right around the globe 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 Wandsworth )

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