Karate Classes In Bromley Common

Karate Classes In Bromley Common

Bromley Common Karate Coach

Looking for a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Bromley Common ?

What’s Karate?

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

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, willpower, growth and development of great character are some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through volatile activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repetition of movement, and develop excellent character by way of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Bromley Common

Our Karate classes in Bromley Common target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that would like to learn a new style of martial art or sport activity that keeps them fit Those people who are intent on learning Karate & People that want to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Bromley Common ) – Our Karate Classes in Bromley Common

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 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Bromley Common .

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 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 in history.

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 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, 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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