Karate Classes In Beddington

Karate Classes In Beddington

Beddington Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate teacher or karate lessons in Beddington ?

What’s Karate?

Karate may be considered a weapon-less way of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive tactics making use of all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that’s intended to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Fitness, self-discipline, growth and development of great character are a few of the key benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repetition of movements, and develop good character through following instructions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Beddington

Offering Karate classes in Beddington made for individuals from all areas of life both men and women. We offer lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils can be female or male, young or old, we will help individuals from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Beddington ) – Our Karate Classes in Beddington

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 Beddington .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 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 may be considered the first book on karate of all time.

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 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 very long stretches 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 Beddington )

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