Karate Classes In Battersea

Karate Classes In Battersea

Battersea Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate teacher or karate lessons in Battersea ?

What Is Karate?

Karate may be described as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive procedures making use of every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been built to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Suitable for self defence, exercise, and self-discipline, it’s a very popular and effective forms of martial arts system dating back feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is simple to learn about and safe. It has a wonderful historical background and is an extremely enjoyable pursuit.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Battersea

Delivering Karate classes in Battersea suitable for people from all walks of life both female and male. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils could be female or male, old or young, we will help people from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Battersea ) – Our Karate Classes in Battersea

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Battersea .

Karate: Some historical information

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.

The actual 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 long periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Battersea )

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