Karate Classes In Yiewsley

Karate Classes In Yiewsley

Yiewsley Karate Coach

Seeking a karate instructor or karate classes in Yiewsley?

What’s Karate?

Karate might be considered a weapon-less way of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive strategies using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which was intended to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It is great To train Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical advantages that range from much more self-confidence in addition to a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children enjoy the team interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Classes In Yiewsley

Offering Karate classes in Yiewsley designed for people from all walks of life both male and female. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students could be male or female, old or young, we can assist people from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Yiewsley) – Our Karate Classes in Yiewsley

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Yiewsley.

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 those who wanted to learn martial arts and began teaching Karate in Okinawan institutions. This brought about additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who unveiled the art to Japan in 1922.

Funakoshi made many modifications to the art to make it readily available 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 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 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.

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