Karate Classes In Bermondsey

Karate Classes In Bermondsey

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate might be defined as a weapon free way of self defence. It consists of powerful offensive and defensive techniques using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been made to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Perfect for the heart, perfect for conditioning and mental clarity. Teaches discipline and the capability to abide by directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically proceed with the martial art into later life. It provides feelings of success only possible by way of specific sports activities and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Bermondsey

Our Karate classes in Bermondsey are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to practice a new martial art form or hobby which hopefully keeps them in shape Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that wish to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Bermondsey ) – Our Karate Classes in Bermondsey

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 3 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, 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 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 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 within the island.

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

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