Karate Classes In Bethnal Green

Karate Classes In Bethnal Green

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What Is Karate?

Karate could be defined as a weapon-less way of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive procedures applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was built to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It is great To train Karate

Physical fitness, discipline, development of good character are a few of the key benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repetition of movements, and establish excellent character by way of following directions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Bethnal Green

Our Karate classes in Bethnal Green focus on all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to practice a new style of martial art or sport activity that keeps them fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Bethnal Green ) – Our Karate Classes in Bethnal Green

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Bethnal Green .

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 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 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 very long stretches 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 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 Bethnal Green )

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