Karate Classes In Aldwych

Karate Classes In Aldwych

Aldwych Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Aldwych ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the over-all development of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical advantages that range from more self confidence as well as a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Adults and kids have fun with the team interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Aldwych

Our Karate classes in Aldwych are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to practice a new martial-art or sports activity which keeps them in good shape Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who want to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Aldwych ) – Our Karate Classes in Aldwych

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

Karate: Some historical information

Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founding father 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 in history.

The physical training, heavily imbued with Daruma’s philosophical principles, was taught in the Shaolin Temple in the year 500 A.D. Shaolin (Shorin) kung-fu, from northern China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic movements; the Shokei school of southern China was known for more powerful and sober techniques. These two kinds of styles found their way to Okinawa, and had their influence on Okinawa’s own original fighting method, called Okinawa-te (Okinawan hand) or simply te. A ban on weapons in Okinawa for two extended periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques around the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, used by the inhabitants of Okinawa, was very simple but terribly effective and, above all, very close to reality since it was used throughout many centuries in real combat. The second one, much more elaborate and impregnated with philosophical teachings, was a product of the ancient culture of China. These two origins explain the double character of Karate-extremely violent and efficient but at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Aldwych )

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