Karate Classes In Whitton

Karate Classes In Whitton

Whitton Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Whitton ?

What’s Karate?

Karate may be described as a weapon-less way of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was made to defend against armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental benefits that range from much more confidence and a increased sense of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Kids and adults enjoy the team interaction while they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Whitton

Our Karate classes in Whitton target all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who would like to learn a new martial art style or sport activity that keeps them in good shape Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Those who want to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Whitton ) – Our Karate Classes in Whitton

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

Karate History and its Development into a World Martial Art At the turn of the Twentieth century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for individuals who wanted 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 presented the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art for it to be readily available to 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 practiced 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 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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