Karate Classes In Yiewsley
Yiewsley Karate Instructor
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What Is Karate?
Karate may be described as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive strategies making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which has been made to fend off armed opponents.
Why It is great To train Karate
Health and fitness, discipline, development of good character are some of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-control as a result of drills and repeating movement, and build good character by way of following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Yiewsley
Our Karate classes in Yiewsley target all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who wish to practice a new martial art or sport activity which keeps them fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Yiewsley) – Our Karate Classes in Yiewsley
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Yiewsley.
Karate: Some Historical Information At the turn of the 20th century, Anko Itosu gained permission to end the shroud of secrecy for those who wished to learn forms of martial arts and started teaching Karate in Okinawan schools. This brought about additional expansion by one of Itosu’s students, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who introduced 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 used by millions of people right around the globe 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 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 Yiewsley)