Karate Classes In Bermondsey
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What Is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the all round improvement of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Physical fitness, control, continuing development of excellent character are a few of the key benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repetition of movements, and establish excellent character through following directions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Bermondsey
Our Karate classes in Bermondsey target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that would like to study a new self-defense skill or sport which keeps them physically fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Bermondsey ) – Our Karate Classes in Bermondsey
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 Bermondsey .
Karate: historical details
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 motions; 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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