Karate Classes In West Ealing

Karate Classes In West Ealing

West Ealing Karate Teacher

Seeking a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in West Ealing ?

What Is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the continuing development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the over-all development of the individual. This is facilitated by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical benefits that range from much more self-confidence along with a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children have fun with the group interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In West Ealing

Our Karate classes in West Ealing focus on many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that want to study a new martial art form or hobby that keeps them in good shape Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (West Ealing ) – Our Karate Classes in West Ealing

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 West Ealing .

Karate Historical background 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 people who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This resulted in 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 making 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 a myriad 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 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 West Ealing )

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