Karate Classes In West Hendon

Karate Classes In West Hendon

West Hendon Karate Instructor

Trying to find a karate teacher or karate lessons in West Hendon ?

What’s Karate?

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

Why It is great To train Karate

Health and fitness, self-control, development of great character are a few of the key benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repetition of movements, and develop excellent character as a result of following instructions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Classes In West Hendon

Our Karate classes in West Hendon focus on all types of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to study a new martial art form or sports activity which keeps them fit People who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the capability 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 regardless of their experience or natural ability.

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

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 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in West Hendon .

Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for people who wished to learn fighting techinques and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This resulted in additional 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 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 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 Hendon )

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