Karate Classes In Westcombe Park

Karate Classes In Westcombe Park

Westcombe Park Karate Coach

Searching for a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Westcombe Park ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the development 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 complete improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Suitable for self defence, conditioning, and self-discipline, it’s a highly popular and efficient forms of martial arts program dating back to feudal Japanese martial history. It is simple to master and safe. It has a great history and is a very enjoyable pursuit.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Westcombe Park

Our Karate classes in Westcombe Park are prepared for all types of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to study a new martial-art or sports activity that keeps them in good shape Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Westcombe Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Westcombe Park

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Westcombe Park .

Karate Historical background and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for those who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about even further 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 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 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 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.

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