Karate Classes In Bankside

Karate Classes In Bankside

Bankside Karate Teacher

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What Is Karate?

Karate could be considered a weapon-less technique of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive techniques applying all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was intended to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical rewards that range from a lot more confidence and a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Kids and adults experience the team interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Bankside

Our Karate classes in Bankside are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to study a new martial art form or sports activity that keeps them physically fit People who are serious about learning Karate & People who want to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Bankside ) – Our Karate Classes in Bankside

Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 Bankside .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 techniques 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 north China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic moves; 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 on the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, used by the occupants 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 Bankside )

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