Karate Classes In Camden Town

Karate Classes In Camden Town

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What Is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be described as a weapon free method of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive procedures using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which was made to defend against armed opponents.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Fitness, self-control, continuing development of good character are just some of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repetition of movement, and establish excellent character by way of following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Camden Town

Offering Karate classes in Camden Town designed for individuals from all areas of life both men and women. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students might be female or male, young or old, we will work with individuals from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Camden Town ) – Our Karate Classes in Camden Town

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 Camden Town .

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 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 on the island.

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