Karate Classes In Camberwell

Karate Classes In Camberwell

Camberwell Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Camberwell ?

What Is Karate?

Karate may be considered a weapon-less way of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been intended to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Fitness, control, growth and development of great character are a few of the advantages of training Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control as a result of drills and repeating movements, and establish good character through following directions and training with humility.

Karate Classes In Camberwell

Giving Karate classes in Camberwell made for individuals from all areas of life both female and male. We provide lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate students could be male or female, young or old, we will work with individuals from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Camberwell ) – Our Karate Classes in Camberwell

Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 Camberwell .

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 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 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 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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