Karate Classes In Camberwell

Karate Classes In Camberwell

Camberwell Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate teacher or karate lessons in Camberwell ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is among the most generally practiced self-defense skill forms in the world. Forms of martial arts depend upon acute physical co-ordination and mental focus. They were created in Asia (largely The indian subcontinent, China and taiwan and Okinawa, japan) over the course of several thousands of years. In all this time, there have been countless martial arts variants, and you will find hundreds of martial arts styles practiced these days.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, self-control, continuing development of good character are just some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-control as a result of drills and repetition of movements, and develop good character through following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Camberwell

Offering Karate classes in Camberwell designed for people from all areas of life both female and male. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students might be male or female, old or young, we are able to work with people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Camberwell ) – Our Karate Classes in Camberwell

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 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 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 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 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 long 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 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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