Karate Classes In Brixton

Karate Classes In Brixton

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What Is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical elements seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the complete development of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Health and fitness, self-control, development of excellent character are just some of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-control as a result of drills and repeating movement, and build excellent character through following instructions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Brixton

Our Karate classes in Brixton are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who wish to practice a new martial-art or hobby that keeps them healthy Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who wish to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Brixton ) – Our Karate Classes in Brixton

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Brixton .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 techniques 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 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, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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