Karate Classes In Wanstead
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the progression of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the all round improvement of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To train Karate
Fitness, self-control, development of excellent character are a few of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control via drills and repetition of movement, and build good character as a result of following directions and practising with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Wanstead
Our Karate classes in Wanstead are prepared for all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who would like to learn a new martial-art or sport which hopefully keeps them in shape People who are serious about learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Wanstead ) – Our Karate Classes in Wanstead
Karate practice is usually divided into three key activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Wanstead .
Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wanted to learn martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This resulted in further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented the art to Japan in 1922.
Funakoshi made many modifications to the art to make it readily available 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 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 Wanstead )