Karate Classes In Wanstead

Karate Classes In Wanstead

Wanstead Karate Coach

Wanting a karate teacher or karate classes in Wanstead ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate could be described as a weapon-less means of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive procedures applying all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which was made to defend against armed opponents.

Why It is great To train Karate

Fitness, self-control, development of good character are a few of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repetition of movements, and build good character by way of following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Wanstead

Offering Karate classes in Wanstead suitable for people from all walks of life both male and female. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate students can be female or male, old or young, we’re able to help individuals from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Wanstead ) – Our Karate Classes in Wanstead

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Wanstead .

Karate History and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to 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 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 millions 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 )

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