Karate Classes In West Hampstead

Karate Classes In West Hampstead

West Hampstead Karate Coach

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate could be described as a weapon free means of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive strategies applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which was made to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It is great To train Karate

Health and fitness, willpower, development of good character are a few of the benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through intense movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-control as a result of drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate excellent character through following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In West Hampstead

Our Karate classes in West Hampstead target all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to practice a new self-defense skill or sport activity that keeps them physically fit Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

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

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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in West Hampstead .

Karate Historical background and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to finish the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wanted to learn forms of martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This led to even further expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who presented the skill to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art to make it more accessible for 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 a myriad 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 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 West Hampstead )

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