Karate Classes In Blackfriars

Karate Classes In Blackfriars

Blackfriars Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate instructor or karate classes in Blackfriars ?

Exactly what is Karate?

Karate could be described as a weapon free means of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive techniques making use of every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that’s made to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Fitness, self-discipline, development of excellent character are a few of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character through following instructions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Blackfriars

Our Karate classes in Blackfriars target many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to learn a new martial art form or sport that keeps them fit Those who are intent on learning Karate & People that want to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Blackfriars ) – Our Karate Classes in Blackfriars

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 Blackfriars .

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 in history.

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 north 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 on 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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