Karate Classes In Canning Town

Karate Classes In Canning Town

Canning Town Karate Teacher

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose 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 concentrate on the complete improvement of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Health and fitness, discipline, continuing development of excellent character are some of the advantages of training Karate, you gain fitness through explosive activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movements, and build excellent character by way of following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Canning Town

Offering Karate classes in Canning Town intended for people from all walks of life both men and women. We provide lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students can be male or female, old or young, we can help people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Canning Town ) – Our Karate Classes in Canning 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 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Canning Town .

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 of all time.

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 long stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques around 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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