Karate Classes In Bloomsbury

Karate Classes In Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury Karate Instructor

Trying to find a karate instructor or karate lessons in Bloomsbury ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is among the most generally practiced martial-art forms in the world. Fighting techniques rely on acute physical control and psychological focus. They were developed in Asia (primarily The indian subcontinent, China and Okinawa, japan) over the course of many thousands of years. In all this time, there have been innumerable martial arts variations, and there are 100s of disciplines practiced today.

Why It is great To train Karate

Great for self defence, fitness, and self-control, this is a highly popular and efficient martial arts training program dating back feudal Japanese martial tradition. It is easy to master and safe. It has a fantastic history and is a really enjoyable activity.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Bloomsbury

Giving Karate classes in Bloomsbury suitable for individuals from all walks of life both female and male. We offer lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students could be female or male, young or old, we can work with individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Bloomsbury ) – Our Karate Classes in Bloomsbury

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 Bloomsbury .

Karate: Some historical information

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 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 long periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques around the island.

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